Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. A salon-style hair dryer that you can sit under is ideal for this practice, but if you do not have access to one, you can usually apply heat from a handheld hair dryer set to low. Every rod you do should be going in a different direction.
Secure with a small elastic. You can choose to straighten the strand of hair but you don't have too. To smooth out the little frizzy pieces of hair that might be sticking out, lightly wet your fingers and slick down the entire braided strand. It is also helpful to secure a tissue with bobby pins at the root of the braid to help prevent the surrounding hair from getting into the wrap when you start. Gather the colorful threads and fold them in half. Using the end of the thread, tie the floss onto the base of the braid as close to the scalp as you can with a basic double knot making a number 4 and sliding the end of the thread through the 4.
Make sure the knot is tight and secure. Secure the thread again or thread bundle of several colors with another double knot. Fold the excess thread down against the hair so that it gets tucked inside the wrap as you work your way down.
Choose your starting thread color. Choose one string color to wrap around the braid for the several colors you have in the bundle. This means separating one color strand of thread and holding the rest of the colored strands smooth with the braid.
Have fun creating your hair wrap - be patient and be creative! Once you try these basic designs, you can try new ways to create different unique patterns on your own braids.
Most commonly, people choose to wrap just one braid but don't be afraid to wrap several braid strands or even do your whole head! You can keep your hair wrap in for a couple days or an entire month. Most people decide it is time to remove the wrap when it starts to smell or feel funny.
No matter what, do not leave it on longer than a month. An old wrap can mold. If you want to keep rocking the wrap look, remove the old one and start a new one on a different piece of hair. To remove the hair wrap, carefully snip the knot off and unravel the thread. Be careful to avoid cutting your own hair. Start wrapping the braid with a simple wrap.
Pull the first piece of colored thread clockwise tightly around the braid until you are ready to switch colors. Wrap with the first color thread until you have gone about an inch or so down the braid. To switch to a new thread color, tie a knot around the wrap with the first color, then lay it down with the other strands and pull out another color. This will secure the wrap at the color change.
The tightness of the first color will hold down the next color so you don't have to worry about it becoming loose. You can wrap down about an inch again or vary the length to create an alternating design pattern of colors. Next repeat the switch. Keep wrapping until you use up all the colors in your original bundle. You can get more creative by using two colors of thread and wrapping them at the same time to get alternating colors.
To get even more creative, you can use three colors of thread wrapping them in together which creates an alternating color scheme.
Alternate and knot each color. Wrap one color using your knot choice down approximately one inch but instead of tying it off with a final knot you will loop the thread through itself and secure. Then take the additional two strings from the top of that 1 inch 2. Secure all three strings at the bottom with a double knot. This is often a great place to add a decorative charm or bead.
Use clear fishing line to tie the charm or bead into the thread bundle. Remove hair elastic and tie the wrap at the end. To finish the wrap, pull the current thread through the loop of the final wrap to make a knot.
Trim any excess thread from the bottom. Tie each wrap with a forward knot. Do this by wrapping the thread around the hair, then taking the string on the left and crossing it over the string on the right and make a 4.
Then tuck the end under and through 4 - pulling the end through the loop created example at right. Pull the knot tight. This creates a half forward knot. Repeat to create a full forward knot. Continue repeating to create a series of knots that will work all the way down the hair wrap.
This method will make a very secure wrap. Start to alternate colors. To switch the thread color, lay it flat with the braid and pick a new color. Begin tying more forward knots with one color until you are about an inch down and then switch to another color.
Repeat this all the way down the braid until you have used up all the colors and reached the end of the braid.
Clip off excess thread. Double it with the other threads to make the knot extra secure. Start the Chinese Staircase hair wrap. Take thread behind, hold it into a 4 with your hand and pulled of thread through like a knot. Then pull it all the way up to your scalp or the top to the braid. After about times of doing this same 4 tie knot, the wrap will be about an inch down the braid and you will start to see how the pattern is going around and around your braid.
Tie knots in a circular motion around the braid. Blot away excess water. Gently squeeze out any excess oil or blog it away with a clean, dry towel. You should only blot away the water. Do not "scrub" your head with the towel. Do not use a hair dryer. Your hair must remain wet if you want the spiral perm to work correctly. Comb out any knots. Use a wide-toothed comb to gently comb away any large knots or tangles in your wet hair.
A wide comb is better than a small one since small combs are more likely to cause breakages and damage, especially when used on wet hair. To prevent any chemicals from getting on your clothes, you should wrap a towel around your shoulders.
If you have a hairdressing smock, consider wearing that, as well, to further protect your clothes. Consider protecting your face by applying a small amount of petroleum jelly to the top of your forehead, just below and around the front hairline. Make sure that you do not get any of the petroleum jelly on the hair itself.
Grab a section of hair. Also note that the size of this section will change the size of your curl. All other sections that come after this first one should be roughly the same size as this one. Cover the end of the section with paper.
Fold the paper perm wrapper in half lengthwise and sandwich the end of the section in the bend. Make sure that the paper perm wrapper extends all the way to the end of the hair section, fully covering the tips of your hair in the process. The wrapper can even extend a little past the tips of your hair. This can help ensure that the ends of your hair will be wrapped around the rod instead of bending improperly.
When the ends of a section bend improperly, you will usually see "frizzies" or "fish hooks" at the end of each curl. Tuck the end of the section into a perm rod. Hold one spiral perm rod directly under the end of the section and over the perm wrapper.
Roll the rod under, moving toward your head, until the hair is fully around the rod once. The rod should be a nearly perpendicular to your section of hair.
You should wrap this section of hair near one end of the rod. Note that a spiral perm rod is typically a long, slender, flexible rod. Some newer types are more rigid, but already bent into a final spiral shape. Roll the rest of the section. Wrap the rod under the rest of that section of hair, allowing it to spiral up along the rod as you roll. You need to wrap the hair on the rod at an angle.
The top of the rod needs to tilt in toward your head, while the bottom, or starting end, needs to tilt slightly away. By the time you reach your head, the roller should rest against your scalp in a near vertical position.
Each turn around the rod should only partially overlap the turn before it. Once you roll the entire section and the rod is against the back of your head, bend the empty portion of the rod down so that the entire thing looks like a "U" or candy cane.
The hair at your scalp should be somewhat folded into the bend. Cover the end of each section with a perm wrapper, then use a rod to wind the section into a curl. Work from the bottom of your hairline up to the top. Working in this direction will give the rods a place to hang from the scalp. The sections you create do not need to be uniform. Oftentimes, the sections are divided into square segments, triangular segments, free-form segments, or a blend of two or more shapes. Dividing the hair in this matter helps prevent roller marks.
As you wrap various sections of your hair, you should notice that one section partially overlaps the previous layer. If your hair begins to dry as you wrap it, spray it generously with water until it becomes damp again. Apply the perm solution on each rod.
If the perm solution is not pre-mixed, mix it according to the manufacturer's instructions inside a squeeze bottle with a pointed nozzle. Squeeze the solution over the wrapped hair of each rod. Make sure that the hair on each rod is fully saturated with the perming solution. Place one or two plastic shower caps over the rolled hair. Allow your hair to sit under a low heat for the amount of time indicated by the perming solution manufacturer. Usually, the processing time will be about 20 minutes.
Use as many plastic shower caps as needed to cover the hair without smashing the rods. Putting plastic over your hair will help hold the heat in.
A salon-style hair dryer that you can sit under is ideal for this practice, but if you do not have access to one, you can usually apply heat from a handheld hair dryer set to low. Keep the hair dryer an arm's length away from your head. If your arm gets tired, work in three-minute to five-minute intervals instead of keeping the heat on your head consistently. After processing your hair, rinse it thoroughly for five to eight minutes under lukewarm to warm water.
Do not remove the rods yet. The idea is to get as much of the solution out as possible. You will not be able to rinse out all of the solution at this point, however. Rinse the root of each section and gradually move all the way out to the end of the rod.
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