How To...Hair Wraps

How do they work? Watch this.

The short videos below show you some of the fun looks you can achieve with your Hair Wrap. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

The Basic Wrap is an effortless way of making your ponytail look braided. Click here to see how it works.

The Tweenie is our entry-level size. You can get a lot of fun styles with the least effort. Click here for a demo.

The Simplified French Braid. Here’s a style you may have done before using elastics. This one is kinder to your hair. Click here to see how it works.

The French Braid. Lacking dexterity? This one is for you! It’s a “no braider”. Click here to see how it’s done.

The Inverted French Braid. This weave has the biggest “WOW factor” of them all. Super elegant, yet simple to do. Click here for a demo, or here to watch a woman putting it in her own hair.

How do they work?

Start with some, or all, of the hair in a ponytail holder; this gives the Hair Wrap an anchoring point.

Now move the beads away from the looped end of the Hair Wrap, slip the ponytail into that loop and, with the rest of the wrap held above the head, slide your first bead snugly against the hair so it is on top of the ponytail. Put your hair through the next loop, twist the wrap on the underside of the hair (as you would an elastic), put the hair back through the next loop and slide another bead. Continue in this manner until you are done.

Our videos show how to do several different styles, but there is no limit to what you can achieve. Try some of these, but don’t be afraid to do your own thing.

Wrapping Tips:

After using the wrap a few times, you may find a ponytail holder to be unnecessary, especially if your hair has a lot of curl or texture, but for very fine or silky hair (and for active kids), using a ponytail holder will give best results.

If “flyaway” hair is an issue, try lightly spraying the hair with water before you start.

Note that these are made from synthetic leather and are hand-washable.

What size do I need?

To determine the length that is right for you, consider the following:

The “Tweenie” was designed to wrap just a section of hair but may also be used for a minimal look in longer hair. It is an excellent choice for youngsters.

For shoulder-length hair (approximately 4 inches/10 centimetres from the nape) select “Short”.

If your hair comes to your shoulder blades (up to 8 inches/20 centimetres long), choose a “Medium”.

For mid-back length (up to 12 inches/30 centimetres), “Long” will be best for you.

For longer hair (about 16 inches/40 centimetres), choose “Extra Long”. Still not long enough? Try the “XX-Long” or the “XXX-Long” (the one we call “Oh Wow!”).

Having said all that, you may need to go with a longer wrap if your hair is very thick or a shorter wrap if you have thinner hair. Also, the French-Braid look requires a longer wrap than the Basic Wrap.

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What if ...?

If, after wrapping, you find the Hair Wrap doesn’t quite fit here are a couple of things to try.

If the wrap is too long, (beads and Hair Wrap left over) shorten up the spacing between wraps. Conversely, if it seems too short, make the wraps further apart.

If the Hair Wrap is longer than you need (which is more likely to happen with finer hair), do one or more wraps without using a bead. If you have too many beads (more likely with thick hair), you can slide two or more beads at a time, to use up the extra. Having the beads too tight results in a stiff-looking braid. The first and last bead should be snug but relax a bit on the beads in between.

An instruction sheet is included with each Hair wrap. Experiment a bit and have fun. We would love to see pictures of the looks you create!