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Art Every Day: Easy Yarn Hair Wraps


I’ve been wanting to dye a few of my locs pink or purple, but in order to do so, I’d have to bleach them. I don’t want to bleach my hair because it’s not the healthiest or the most natural choice. I’d be a hypocrite if I said, “Oh, my hair is natural and unprocessed.”, when clearly it would not be. Well, I already kinda dyed my hair black when I first started my locs because they looked bad (to me) brown. At the same time I feel like I should live my life to the fullest and go for it, but that little voice inside my head keeps nagging me telling me not to go near the darn bleach.


Since I decided not to dye my hair, I decided to wrap some of my locs with yarn instead. I found a cool turquoise and brown soft boucle yarn on Ebay that I used to wrap two of my locs with. I started by wrapping up each loc, and then down to get any gaps I may have missed. Oh, and of course I tied the yarn around the loc a few times and cut off any excess yarn. Some of my hair shows, but it blends in with both colors well. I’m loving the look. I’m thinking about picking up a few more color varieties, maybe the brown and orange combos for a Fall look.

To my non-loc rockers, you can still do this. Just make a braid and get to wrappin’!

Some Lucky Dog

Thursday 4th of November 2010

Love the way the boucle yarn looks! Great idea wrapping a braid, I'll have to show this to my daughter-in-law!


Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Never thought of wrapping a braid, that would be cool. I love your dreads and the added color pop is awesome! ~Dawn

Lala @ lenzlove

Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

I love it Sheena! The grey {LOL} is just not workin these days. Thanks for the hair tip because I will not be coloring this winter.

Renee Stam

Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

this looks great, good job!

Michelle Pendergrass

Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Dude--I could wrap a braid?? I want to!!!!! (Glad you're going to try Art Every Day!!!)

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