- Sep 5, 2006
--- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, "Hannah" <nienorniniel6@...> wrote:
<<I think that I will tie my hair off with brown thread using the
Actually, Hannah, I tie my hair off with....hair. It's handy if you
don't happen to have any tools with you, and I imagine that someone,
somewhere, somewhen else probably discovered that you could do this,
I braid my hair until I have a "tassel" of about 4 inches
left...depending on how thick your ends are (mine are thin and whispy
by that time), you might need a little more length. From the tassel I
separate a strand that is as long as possible (don't use the short
hairs) and about 1/8 inch thick. I wrap the thin strand around the rest
of the tassel once, and tuck it from the top to the bottom over the
first twist of the strand in between the tassel and the strand....this
makes a half-hitch knot. Pull it tight, so that the strand secures the
bottom of the braid.
Keeping the tension tight on the strand, I pick up two similar thin
strands from the body of the tassel, and braid a tight little "mouse-
tail" braid the rest of the way...until I run out of hair. This keeps
the strand from loosening up, and freeing the braid.
My final step grosses out my sister, but it's critical: lick the
The moisture keeps the mousetail from unraveling, and the slight
glueiness of the saliva tends to hold the mousetail together even when
it's dry. This tieless braid lasts for me most or all day, depending on
how active I am. If I tuck it under a french braid, it lasts longer
than if I let the tail swing free.
If you prefer to use thread to secure the mousetail, you can, if you
have some handy. Since it's so small diameter at this point, thread
will do just fine to anchor it.
- << Previous post in topic