How To Wrap Black Hair
Looking for tips on how to wrap black hair?
Wrapping is the best way to get a straight look without using direct heat from hair fryers like flat irons. If you quit hot tools and wrap your hair regularly it'll be soft, bouncy and gorgeous!
Here are step by step instructions for getting a perfect wrap.
How To Wrap Black Hair Step By Step
What You Need
- Bonnet Dryer
- 4-6 Large Hair Clips
- Seamless Wide Tooth Comb
- Seamless Rat Tail Comb
- Paddle Brush
- Wrapping Lotion
- Hair Serum
- Shampoo, deep condition and coat your hair with leave-in conditioner.
- Apply medium hold setting lotion or foam and comb your hair out properly (always start from the ends and work your way up to the roots).
- Use the rat tail comb and part your hair from ear to ear and from forehead to the nape of your neck giving you four sections.
- Use a wide tooth comb to comb each section down and around your head in a clockwise direction.
- As you comb down and around keep the hair as smooth and free of lumps as possible. Use a good wrap lotion to help you to do that easily.
- Continue to comb down and around. Smooth the hair until it's all wrapped around your head and looks like a "hive".
- Use a soft boar bristle brush to tame your edges and any delicate loose hairs.
- Once all of your hair is wrapped smoothly around your head, use 4 - 6 large hair clips to hold it in place (if it stays by itself don't bother).
- Sit under a hooded dryer on medium heat for 45-60 minutes or until your hair is dry.
- After you hair is dry, give it a few minutes to cool then unwrap it.
- Rub a few drops of serum in your hands and massage it into your hair gently to loosen the wrap.
- Use the large tooth comb to comb the wrap out. Go in a clockwise direction until the wrap is completely loose.
Here's a video that shows you how to wrap black hair dry. The same technique applies to wrapping wet hair.
Hair Wrapping Tips For A Smooth Finish
- The key to a smooth wrap is getting your hair to lie as smoothly and against your scalp as possible.
- To make it easier, part off a section in the crown of your head and roll it on a large magnetic setter. Comb the rest of your hair down and around your head (follow the instructions above).
- If you want more "body" do a doobie wrap. It sounds fancy, but all it means is roller setting your hair first and then wrapping it after it's dry.