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Hairwraps U.K. Product F.A.Q.

How do I decide what length Hair Wrap I need?

To decide on the length you want your hair wrap, first decide where you want it in your hair. Most people choose to place their hair wraps either at the top of their head or behind their ear.
Measure your hair in inches, then minus one inch to find your best length. Please remember curly hair will spring shorter than straight hair.
 
Please make sure you have measured your hair in INCHES (not cm).
Contact me if you require further assistance with measuring.
My Hair Wraps are sold in length brackets or 10-11 inches, 12-13 inches etc. That does not take into account the length of the tassel.
The thickness of each Wrap can vary ever so slightly, but in general, they a little thinner than a pencil.

How do I attach them?

Choose LOOP or WEFT CLIP
 
Recommended - LOOP - with a small loop at the top, so they attach easily into a small hair-plait. You will receive detailed instructions and braiding bands to put your hair wrap in your hair. I have also recorded a YouTube video that shows you how to easily attach the wraps - the YouTube link can be found on my website (Hairwraps.co.uk) and it is also supplied when you purchase a wrap.
 
WEFT CLIP - This method is not as secure as attaching with the loop, but some people do prefer it. If you would rather have your hairwrap attached to a Weft-Clip, please choose this from the drop down menu. Weft clips snap open and shut, so are a really easy way to attach the wrap to your hair.

Tell me more about beads and threads.

Please be aware the colour of your wrap may look different to what is displayed on your monitor, as devices display colours differently.
 
Colours of beads may vary, depending on what I have in stock, but I match as precisely as possible.
 
Whereas plastic beads can be washed with the hair, metal beads may tarnish, wooden beads may fade, and the glass beads that have a ‘mottled’ finish may deteriorate over time. Therefore, I recommend you remove wraps with these beads prior to washing.
 
If you would like to alter the beads from the image shown, please leave a note when you checkout.
 
The beads I stock are:
Wooden beads (coloured, natural & dark wood); Glass beads; and Tibetan silver/bronze beads..

How do I care for my Hair Wrap?

An unwashed Hairwrap will last for years, a regularly washed Hair Wrap will last for months. Therefore, for maximum lifespan, please remove before washing hair.
 
Plastic beads can be washed with the hair, but metal, wooden and mottled-glass beads may deteriorate over time. Therefore, I recommend you remove wraps with these beads prior to washing.

 
Please do not shower, swim, sleep or be active with your Feathers or charms attached to your Hair Wrap.
Hair Wraps without charms can be tied back with a LOOSE hair band when being active.
 
When not in use, please make sure your hair wrap is thouroughly dry before storage and store in a breathable bag to allow air circulation.

How long do removable Hair Wraps last?

A good re-usable hair wrap (braid) will last for up to 6 months. In this time, it can be plaited into and out of the hair as many times as you like, or you can just leave it in the hair for up to 2 weeks at a time (as the hair grows, it will grow away from the top of the head, so will need repositioning every 2 weeks - more or less frequently if the hair grows faster/slower)

 

How long do they take to plait into the hair?

Approximately 2 minutes from start to finish. It all really depends how fast you can plait. Remember that you don't need to do a long plait - just a couple of inches, enough to secure the braiding band on, would be enough.

 

Do they have to have beads on the end?

Not at all, if you would rather not have any beads, drop me a note when checking out your item.

 

Do they hurt?

No. They feel similar to wearing a hair bobble.

 

How do I take them out?

They are really simple to remove - just un-plait the hair they are attached to, and slide off.

 

Are they bad for my hair?

No. Whereas traditional Hairwraps (where the cotton is wrapped around the hair) can damage fine/thin hair, the Tie-In wraps are much more gentle. Even more so when compared to lower quality Glue-In and Crimp-In wraps which can ruin hair and often need to be cut out.

 

Will I receive the exact item shown?

I do my best to recreate the original picture but you won't receive the exact same wrap or charm as in the photograph.
 
The nature of hand-made products is that there will always be tiny variations, although I strive to keep these to an absolute minimum.
 
I aim to copy the pattern exactly of the Hair Wrap photographed, and I keep a detailed inventory of the DMC colour numbers I have used in each and every Hair Wrap, so I can make the wrap as precisely as possible.
 
Very occasionally, my embroidery cotton, or specific beads are out of stock. In this instance, I will make an appropriate substitution.
I try and match feathers as closely to the listing picture as possible. However each feather is individual, and could be smaller/larger than pictured.
 

How long will it take for you to make my order?

Processing times are normally 1 to 3 business days (Mondays to Fridays).

However this can increase to 3 to 5 business days at busy times.

 

If it is likely that your order will take longer than this, then I will contact you to make sure you still wish to proceed with the order.

Processing time does not include shipping time. For a list of shipping times, please see my Delivery FAQ.

Have I missed anything? Contact me with your question and I can include it in this section.