Basket Weaving, It’s Not Just For College Credit Anymore

Sure, you can weave out of just about any flexible material, and many traditional hair braiding techniques actually share a lot in common with the craft of weaving in general, but this is the first time I’ve seen a basket weaving pattern so literally translated to hair.

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“There were many permutations,” Palau said to Style.com of the technique, “but in the end it was highly technical yet very simple.” Palau divided models’ hair into three sections before adding extensions over and under natural strands for a woven effect, ending each panel in a skinny braid. Back panels were folded flat against the head and pinned in place before the entire head was sprayed with Redken’s Forceful 23 hair spray. Sixty bottles of hairspray were used to hold everything in place!

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Via Hair on the Brain

 

 

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