Last Updated on February 14, 2023 by Annie M. Moore
Adding beads to your hair is a fun and unique way to add some personality to your look. Whether going to a music festival or just wanting to switch up your style, beads can be a great addition to braids, twists, or even loose hair. But how do you put beads in your hair? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin, you must ensure you have all the necessary supplies. You will need beads (of course!), as well as small hair elastics, a beading tool (optional), and a needle and thread (also optional).
Choose Your Beads
The first step is to choose the beads you want to use. Many types of beads are available, including wooden, plastic, metal, and glass beads, as well as those with designs or patterns. When selecting beads, consider the color and size of the beads, as well as how they will complement your hair color and style.
Prepare Your Hair
Next, prepare your hair by washing and conditioning it thoroughly. It’s important to start with clean hair so the beads will attach securely and not slip out. If you have curly or wavy hair, consider using a leave-in conditioner or styling cream to help detangle your hair and make it easier to work with.
Section Your Hair
Section your hair into small, manageable sections. Depending on your hair texture and the style you’re going for, you may choose to create braids, twists, or even loose sections of hair. Use small hair elastics to secure each section of hair, leaving a small amount of hair at the bottom to attach the beads.
Attach the Beads
Now it’s time to attach the beads. There are a few ways to do this:
Option 1: Use a Beading Tool
A beading tool can make adding beads to your hair much easier. To use a beading tool, simply slide the tool onto the hair, add the bead to the tool, and slide it onto the hair. The tool will help you position the bead correctly and prevent the hair from getting tangled.
Option 2: Use a Needle and Thread
If you don’t have a beading tool, you can use a needle and thread to attach the beads. Thread a small bead onto the thread and tie a knot at the end. Then, thread the needle through the hair, just above the elastic, and slide the bead onto the hair. Tie a knot to secure the bead in place.
Option 3: Slide Beads onto the hair
For a more relaxed look, you can simply slide beads onto the hair. To do this, slide the bead onto the hair, just above the hair elastic. You may need to twist or braid the hair slightly to keep the bead in place.
Repeat the Process
Continue adding beads to each section of hair until you’ve achieved the desired look. You may want to add beads to every section of hair, or just a few sections for a more subtle effect.
Finish and Secure
Once you’ve added all the beads, you can finish and secure the style by adding a small amount of styling product or hairspray. This will help keep the style in place and prevent the beads from slipping.
Tips and Tricks Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your beaded hair:
- Use a mix of bead sizes and colors to add interest and depth to your hair.
- Experiment with different styles, such as braids or twists, to see what works best for your hair type and the look you want to achieve.
- Be gentle when adding the beads to prevent tangling or damaging your hair.
- If you’re having trouble getting the beads to stay in place, try using a small amount of hairspray to help hold them in place.
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match different types of beads to create a unique and personalized look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What materials do I need to put beads in my hair?
A: You will need hair beads, a beading tool (optional), a comb, and hair elastics.
Q: What is the best method for putting beads in hair?
A: The best method is to section your hair and use a beading tool or a small crochet hook to thread the beads onto small sections of hair. See the video.
Q: How many beads do I need to put in my hair?
A: The number of beads you need will depend on the style you try to achieve and your hair’s thickness. Generally, you will need at least 20 to 30 beads for a full head of beads.
Q: How long can I leave beads in my hair?
A: You can leave beads in your hair for several weeks, depending on the type of beads you use and how well you care for your hair.
Q: How do I take beads out of my hair?
A: To remove beads from your hair, simply use a pair of pliers to open the bead and slide it off gently. Be gentle and take your time to avoid damaging your hair.
Adding beads to your hair is a fun and easy way to add some extra flair to your look. With a few simple supplies and some practice, you can create a variety of styles that are sure to turn heads. Remember to be gentle when adding the beads and experiment with different styles and bead types to find the perfect look for you.