Rubber Band Wraps & Flipped Braids


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It’s been a while since I’ve done anything using this fun technique we call “rubber band wraps” and I had a fun new set of Gimme Clips that I wanted to put to use so I needed a style with two of “something” to be able to use both of the cute clips. So here’s what we did.

Make a straight part up front – slightly off center-

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Once you reach the back of the head, turn it into a zig-zag part (if you like) so you have sectioned the hair off like you’re going to make 2 ponytails.

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Back up front on top of the head, starting on the right side of the head part off a small section of hair on the right side of your straight part. Doesn’t matter what shape – I made mine rectangular.

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Grab your colored rubber bands and start wrapping. If you aren’t familiar with how this is done, you can watch our rubber band wrap video HERE.

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Continue on down the hair until you are pretty close to the end.

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Take the rest of the hair that is parted out on the right side and prepare it to start a basic 3 strand braid behind the ear.

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Add the rubber band wrapped hair into the middle section of your braid and start to braid so it is included in the braid.

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Braid all the way down and tie the end off with a rubber band. You could stop here if you like.

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We flipped the braid up (secured it with a rubber band close to the head) & curled the end under a little. Repeat to the left side of the head and you are done.

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Remember the cute little clip I mentioned? Well, this is the one. Isn’t it just the sweetest thing ever? You can get these cuties where ever Gimme Clips are sold.

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We added one to each flipped up braid & we were set.

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 Add your hand on your hip and a teddy bear under the other arm & you are good to go!

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11 Responses

  1. Sara says:

    Love this site

  2. Lynette says:

    Hi, just wondering, the rubber bands are sticky to take out and my kid says I’m hurting her do you just cut them out?

    • The Mom says:

      Definitely. I keep a little pair of children’s finger nail cutters on hand and snip them out that way. I lift one little piece of the rubber band up and then snip it, then give a little tug & it comes unwound. I know people use a seam ripper (used for unpicking seams when sewing) to pop them out too. I just have them hold really still when I’m snipping to ensure I don’t cut hair! I agree, tugging those rubber bands out probably doesn’t feel good!

    • janel says:

      I use a cuticle pusher/trimmer and it works great! Doesn’t cut or poke little ones but cuts the bands with ease!

      (Like this one: )

    • Becky says:

      Oh, I love that idea. I actually have that same cuticle trimmer – and had never thought of that. I’ll have to mention that in one of my upcoming posts. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Brooke Severe says:

    Hi I am a novice at little girl hair and swore I would learn for my 5 year old after my 15 year old had to fend for herself. So I am still learning the basics. Can you tell me how to style a little girls hair without flyaways and keeping it tight. when I do it, after a few hours, it has fallen to pieces. Any advice you can offer would be lovely.

    • The Mom says:

      My biggest way of keeping the little fly aways at a minimum is misting their hair with my water bottle a bit as I’m doing their hair. I also spray it with hairspray once I’m all done with the style. Other than that I don’t use any product in their hair. If things are real bad you probably could use a bit of mousse or gel before starting a style. hth

  4. Perrie Edwards says:

    So im in Little Mix as u all know and im expecting !!! We havnt told ANYONE yet! and im just checking out lil girl hair do’s incase i have a lil girl SO EXICTED

    • The Mom says:

      Congrats to you! Fingers crossed it’s a little girl! Hope you’ll come back and try our styles if it does end out being a little girl! 🙂

  5. Larissa says:

    So just a question so instead of wrapping one part of her hair you just continue downward??? Also wouldn’t the bands need to be long enough to go all the way down??

    • The Mom says:

      For the very first rubber band I wrap it several times around to secure it like a normal ponytail. I use many rubber bands when I do these wraps – it’s not just one big long rubber band. Once the rubber band will no longer wrap, I’ll get another one and over lap them. You can watch my video here that shows how I do it: Hope that helps.

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