Remember the hair wraps of the 1990s that were so popular at summer camps and music festivals? The trend involved wrapping a chunk of hair in thread, which looked cute, but left your hair a tangled mess when it was finally removed. Most of the time, they would have to be cut out, leaving a fuzzy tuft of hair that took forever to grow back.
It’s not hard to see why the fad died out; however, there is a way to add flair and color to your hair that doesn’t involve scissors or a bottle of dye. While this example is demonstrated on a weave, an option that provides for multiple wears, it can also be done on real hair.
To get started, you’ll need an embroidery hoop, thread, needles, hairspray, scissors and hair – weave or real, it’s your call.
Apply a thin layer of hair spray to 2-3 inches of hair. This will give the embroidery thread something to hang onto.
Next, place a small embroidery hoop around the area of hair.
Tie the end of your threaded needle to the edge of your hair …
And start sewing – yes, you read correctly – sewing your hair! A simple over/under sequence works best.
You can make each area as large or small as you like.
And add more colors wherever it feels right. Just be sure to tie of your ends before starting on a new thread.
This pattern definitely has a bohemian feel, but the only limit is your own creativity. School or team pride would also be a great reason to try out this awesome hair hack.
It looks so great, no one will guess that you did it yourself … or that you’re wearing a weave! Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us.