To this day, I remember walking with my mother on the promenade by the sea. There, among the artists painting seaside landscapes and drawing caricatures, there was always a lady braiding color hair wraps. I loved watching her do it and several times I managed to persuade my mother to have one too 🙂 It happened about a quarter of a century ago, and it seems like it was the previous summer 🙂
Now the Polish seaside is dominated by synthetic hair braids, which I was also seduced by. However, while working on the Hama bead and tassel necklace, mouline threads fell into my hands and all the memories came back. I had to show these mouline hair wrpas to my girls. It turns out that they liked them as well 😉
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Supplies for color hair wraps
- Piece of cardboard
How to make color hair wraps?
It’s best to start by making a circle of cardboard with an edge-to-center cut. This will make braiding easier as the hair will not tangle.
The next step is to prepare the mouline. 5 threads turned out to be the best. They should be approximately four times the length of the final braid.
Here we go:
- Select a strand of hair and place in the center of the cardboard circle.
- Grab the moulin threads in half and tie a knot at the root of the hair.
- Choose 2-3 threads and twist around hair. Do it quite tightly.
- After a few centimeters, change the colors. When changing, press down the braids a bit, because the joints like to come apart, as you can see in my photos. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter that much and the braid easily lasts a week on the hair.
- Repeat the color changes until you get the braid you want.
- Finish with a strong knot.
You can experiment with colors, make single or multi-colored sections. One thing is for sure, it won’t end with one braid 😀
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!