Beaded hair is the hottest new trend right now. Inspired by ethnic tribes and their intricate beadwork, women are rocking beaded braids, ponytails, and other hairstyles. You can even find entire T-shirts made with beaded yarn! It’s easy to see why this look is so popular; tribal beadwork is eye-catching, unique, and a great way to spice up your day-to-day hair routine. If you’re eager to adopt this trend but aren’t sure how to get started, we have everything you need to know about getting your hair beaded!
How To Put Beads In Hair Without Beader
1. The Beading Process
There are several different ways to bead your hair. You can use a beading needle, a beading comb, or even a pair of scissors. The most important thing to remember is that you should always start with the middle of your head and work out from there.
2. Preparing the Hair for Beading
First, wash your hair with shampoo and dry it completely before you begin. Be sure to apply sunblock on the top of your head as well so that the color won’t bleed into your beads when you begin braiding. When you’re ready to start braiding, use an elastic band or scarf to secure your hair in place. Also make sure that all of your hair is smooth and free of tangles before you begin creating your braid!
3. Using Beading Needles or Comb
You’ll need to use a beading needle or comb in order to get beads into all strands of hair evenly; however, if you don’t have one handy, it will be easier for you if you use scissors instead! Either way, make sure that both ends of the bead are facing up when using either type of tool (beading comb or needle). Next, take the end of the tool in one hand and hold it down at an angle against one side of your head (the side where all strands meet) while slowly moving it toward the other side until you meet the opposite end of your head. Then, turn the tool and do the same thing on the other side until all strands have been beaded!
4. Beading Ponytails
If you’re planning on doing a ponytail, you’ll want to use a beading comb or needle in order to get beads into each individual strand of hair evenly. To start, hold your comb or needle in one hand and use another hand to hold each strand of hair down against your head while moving the tool up toward your head. Be sure that all strands are facing up when you pull out the needle or comb so that it doesn’t snag on any hair as it works its way through! When you come back around to where it started, just move through each strand again until all of them have been beaded.
5. Beading Whole Head
If you want to bead your entire head instead of just one section, follow steps 1-3 as before but this time take a few moments after moving from one side of your head to the other to smooth out any knots in your hair before proceeding with braiding. You can also make sure that there are no tangles by wrapping a rubber band around all strands before beginning. Once again, make sure that both ends are facing up when using either type of tool (beading comb or needle). Then proceed as described above for braid/ponytail braids!
6. Braiding Loose Ends
If you have a lot of hair that you’d like to braid but it’s too long to fit in a ponytail or braid, you can use the technique above to create a loose braid at the end of your hair. If you’re using beads, be sure that both ends are facing up before braiding; if not, just braid as usual!
7. Making a Headband/Burgundy Ribbon Hair Comb
When braided hair is used for making headbands, asymmetrical braids (like this one) are very popular. The easiest way to do this is with an elastic band that fits over your head; however, if you don’t have an elastic band handy, try using yarn or ribbon instead! To start this style of braid, take the two ends and make them into two separate loops on either side of your head at the same time while pulling them tight against each other (this will make it easier for you to get them into position). Then cross one loop over the other and tuck it under itself so that both sides are facing upward again before crossing over once again and securing with another loop across the top. Continue until all strands have been secured in this manner (you may need to wrap yarn around all strands before beginning so they stay together). Next, tie off all ends securely with a simple knot or double-knot before trimming. You can also add beads to the ends here; simply move them to the front of your head and secure them with a simple knot.
8. Making a Headband/Burgundy Ribbon Hair Comb: Video Tutorial
If you’re interested in learning how to make this style of braid, check out my video tutorial below!
What Is The Different Type Of Beads?
1. Seed Beads (also called “Beads of Courage” or “Seed beads”)
Seed beads are circular in shape, usually around the size of a pencil eraser, and are made from plastic. They come in a variety of colors and can be purchased at any craft store.
2. Glass Beads (also called “French Beads”)
Glass beads are round, glass-like beads that are usually about the size of a standard marble and can also be purchased at craft stores. They come in a variety of colors and can also be used as spacers to help with spacing when you’re making braids or cornrows.
3. Nylon Beads (also called “Dental Floss”)
Nylon beads have an extra-fine string that makes them easy to thread between your fingers and then between your fingers again. They come in a variety of sizes and can also be bought at any craft store; they’re often used as spacers when you’re making braids or cornrows! However, they’re not always available so it’s best to check if they’re available before going out to purchase them!
4. Natural Stone Beads (also called “Seed Beads”)
Stone beads are round, silvery-white beads made from a mixture of clay and glass, and are usually about the size of a pencil eraser. They come in a variety of sizes and can also be purchased at craft stores.
5. Plastic Beads (also called “Lacq Beads”)
Plastic beads are round, plastic-like beads that are usually about the size of a standard marble but can also be found in small, medium or large sizes depending on the manufacturer. They come in a variety of colors and can also be used as spacers when making braids or cornrows! However, they’re not always available so it’s best to check if they’re available before going out to purchase them!
Where To Get Beaded Hairstyles
This is one of the easiest ways to learn how to do braid hairstyles. The only downside is that you’ll have to search for the different tutorials when you want to do a new braid; this can be a bit time-consuming. However, if you have a lot of time on your hands, then this would be an amazing way to learn how to do braid hairstyles.
2. Online Resources
There are so many online resources for learning how to make braids and braid hairstyles! If you don’t feel like searching for tutorials on YouTube, then there are tons of websites that can teach you how to make braids and braid hairstyles from scratch! Here are three sites that I’ve personally used:
If you’re interested in learning how to make braids and braid hairstyles, then it’s best that you check out books because they teach you everything from “How To” step-by-step instructions; all the way through “How To Make Braids” step-by-step instructions. It’s really helpful if you’re interested in learning how to make braids and braid hairstyles because it’ll tell you what type of materials/tools/supplies are needed in order for the techniques taught in each book to work (such as beads). Not only that but they usually show beautiful pictures of their finished product so it makes it easier for anyone wanting to learn how to make braids and braid hairstyles!
Beaded hair is an exciting look that can be a lot of fun to wear. Before you jump into this trend, make sure you’re prepared for the time commitment. Beading hair takes time, so don’t try to rush the process. You can, however, speed things up a bit by threading beads instead of stitching them. You also want to make sure you have all the tools you need before you start beading. You’ll want to make sure you have a secure, easy-to-clean area to work in, plenty of string or yarn, and a needle or beading needle. When you’re ready to get beaded, make sure you have everything you need ready to go. You don’t want to get halfway through your hair and realize you don’t have any more string or beads!