Learn to braid hair
Do you want to learn to braid hair? Braids, sometimes called embroidery hair wraps or beach braids, add colour and fun to hair. They make great holiday accessories, and are popular at birthday parties. It may take a little time and practise to learn to make good hair braids or hair wraps, but the time spent practising will be well worth it.
If you don't want to practise on your friends or you are worries about pulling hair, you can practise on a doll, a hairdressers training head, or even a piece of string tied to a chair!
Follow our simple hair braiding instructions and you will learn hair wrapping in no time. You can have fun braiding your friend's hair - but make sure they learn too so they can do yours! It's difficult to do your own!
If you haven't already done so, head to the
section to check out the tools, threads and beads you need. You don't need a lot, but it will be frustrating if you start and then find you haven't got what you need close at hand.
Once you have all your materials ready, start at the
hair preparation page.
which will show you the best way to get the hair ready to add the threads.
After that you will find out
how much thread to cut,
(it is possible to add more part way down the wrap, so don't panic if you run short),
how to get started wrapping the threads
and how to continue winding the threads down the hair wrap.
You'll also find lots of tips for
braiding on different hair types
such as long, short or curly hair.
Once you have mastered the basic techniques, you can learn how to make different patterns such as
, spirals and criss-cross. You can make a braid that has one pattern all the way down it, or you can mix different patterns in one braid.
Now find out
how to add beads
to the end of your braid!
Once you can braid hair, you are bound to find your skills in demand. Check out the
why learn to braid hair page
for more ideas on how to make use of your talents. Hair wraps are always popular at summer fetes, sleepovers and birthday parties.
Braiding on different hair types
Get started with your braid
Why learn to braid hair?