Let me start this post by saying this isn't going to be one of those tutorials where the end product looks like Martha Stewart, and her army of perfectionists show you how to do it perfectly. I'm clumsy and my skills are not that amazing. I'm not the greatest crafter to ever live, so let's lower our expectations, shall we?
What I do have is an abundance of hair (of the faux variety) and the pressing need to wear lovely braided bands when my own hair isn't quite long enough. So don't expect perfection. Mine are totally wearable and I'm sure you can at least do as well, if not better, than I have done.
You'll need the following items:
Faux hair that matches your head
Small plastic hair elastics
Sewing elastic, 3/4 or 1/2 inch wide
When the hot glue touches the plastic hair elastics, they may snap. It's not the end of the world. Just secure them with glue when you wrap the edges around the hair.
Hairspray the braid when you're finished to help hold the hair in place. Hair that isn't perfect helps sell the braid as real!
If you want a more perfect braid, try using hairspray before you braid the hair. You're less likely to end up with a lot of little stray hairs that way.
Let this dry for a bit and you are ready to wear your new headband! Just make sure it's really dry first!
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