16 June 2015

Hair Wraps






So this is my new obsession...

I remember when everyone used to get these things like ten years ago on holiday - I don't actually think I ever got one though. I probably did, but either way I thought they were the best thing ever back then, and the love for them has slowly come back.

I sat looking on Pinterest for about half an hour they other night, looking for hair wrap inspiration (because where else would you go for inspiration?), and I've come to the conclusion that I really like the ones that are a bit on the messy side of things - you know, hair showing through, the colours criss crossing and merging into one another. I think it gives a more bohemian look compared to the neater versions.

They are so easy to do as well - you just braid a small section of hair and tie s few strands of embroidary thread around the top of the braid. The length of the thread really depends on how many different colours you are planning to use, and how many times you are going to wrap each colour around, but a good starting point is three times the length of your braid. You then wrap each thread around the braid tightly, swapping the colours as you go, and tie a knot at the bottom to finish it off - easy! Okay, it is a tad fiddley to do on your own hair, but it's pretty easy to get the hang of.

I actually added a little feather charm half way down on the blue, yellow, and red one that I completely forgot to photograph...

I can't wait to rock up to Glasto with these in.

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  1. I used to insist on getting one of these on holiday every year ahah! There was a lady doing them on holiday this year and I was sooo tempted to get one! Pretty jealous you're off to Glasto this year! Bet you'll have the most amazing time!xx

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  2. It's on my bucket list to go to a festival and do the whole festival hair, style..braids kind of look! so fab! x

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  3. I used to get these done whenever I went to the beach in Brazil (i'm from there). I loved how it looked on my long hair.... interesting that trends from the past are coming back :)

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. love your hair great post!

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  5. Eeep! I love hair wraps and yarn braids! I still do it even though my hair is super short now. I braid the yarn with my hair till' it reaches my waist and it feels like I have long hair again Hahaha!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  6. Wow, these look great, especially with that outfit! You rock those hair wraps!

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  7. Your wrap looks so pretty and awesome.
    I remember I got one done when I was about 13 in France.
    It was the best thing ever.
    I think I removed it by cutting it off.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  8. I used to get these done on every holiday without fail! I was sad when I had to take them out for school! xx

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  9. You look so so cool x

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  10. Ok so I definitely know what I'm going to be spending my weekend doing!
    I remember when these were all the rage as well but I never went away when I was little :( Then my friends got a Babyliss thing that used to do them and they did them for me from home, it was great.
    ^^ Best story ever right?! xo
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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  11. I remember doing these, I spent months creating them aha! Have fun at Glastonbury! x

    http://the-twins-wardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  12. Loving it! Looks really cool, especially when your hairs a bit messy. Hope you have fun at Glasto :)

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  13. My hair is probably too short to do this but it looks really pretty! Although it's much easier having short hair I do sort of miss being able to do more hair styles with my longer hair! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I too am deeply in love with these wraps, will def have to pick up some embroidery string and give this a go! And I totally agree with you, the messier the better :P great post x

    Georgia | http://thelastmoonsong.blogspot.com

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  15. You totally rock this, I don't know if I'm "cool" enough for this but I'm gonna try!

    www.beckieeschle.com

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  16. Coolio hair wraps! xxxoo

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  17. I love how your just owning all the old skoolness of 90's chokers and now the hair wraps! Kids these days really have no idea what they missed out on!

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  18. Those wraps may be easy just as you say but I don't think I have the patience for them ugh, I really wish I had one right now!
    xMM
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  19. I remember I used to get these all the time on holiday! Think they would be too tricky to do on myself though x
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  20. use to always have these! <3 they look so good all messy! nice colour choices to!
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. How cool! I never got one of these, but I love the bohemian look of them. Great post!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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  22. ahh memories! I used to always get purple or blue ones in my hair!

    KLAUDIA CLARA

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  23. Loving your style!!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Cute! I used to ask for one every year on my holiday but I was never allowed one because my mum didn't like them and she told me my hair would fall out... I think I'm going to put some in my hair now like you to make up for it!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  25. Such a great music festival look!

    Angelina Is

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  26. I've literally wanted one of these for ages - i never got one on holiday and i feel like they'll look so good over summer!! You'll definitely be the one with the best look at Glastonbury!

    Have a lovely day,
    Rebecca xx
    http://rxbxcca.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Your hair wrap is beautiful! I might have to search more about how to get them done since I'm confused! Thanks for sharing :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  28. These are so cool. I always wanted one but I never get to make one. It really suits. Great post.

    LEJA

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  29. I'm looking for such a tattoo choker! Love them!

    x Sophia

    Personal blog | Tao of Sophia
    Founder | Blog and The City

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  30. Ah I remember getting these done, I loved them!! I might see about giving myself one for the weekend :D

    captaincharghley.blogspot.com

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  31. Amazing blog! Check mine if you mind: fashion, lifestyle and photography! Xx

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  32. Amazing post dear!

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  33. aw! i love your hair ! <3
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  34. I used to love getting these on holiday haha! They look really nice the way your hair is styled though. I can't imagine me doing my own would look as good though! x

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  35. Ahhh last year my housemate did these for me! Hers were very neat! I haven't tried my own but now you've said it's quite easy I might go for it... especially as that friend has left for France/Africa for a year... or you could be my new hair braider!

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