DIY: Hair Comb Steps

The last DIY hair comb was such a hit that I had tons of requests for a step-by-step tutorial. I hope this helps! You wrap your floss between the comb teeth. You start wrapping the way you do each time you switch a color, start in the back and pull through the front. Hold the floss to the back while you do your first pull-through. When you come back around and pull through again, you'll have secured the end of the floss. Check the photos for specifics and how to end the wrapping.
If you checked out the last hair comb diy (see comb below - upper right & lower left), then you may have noticed that I wrapped differently this time. I think I prefer this method but they are both super cute! You could do so many variations with this. With the first comb, I wrapped until I finished a piece of floss, so I could wrap between two or three teeth. With the second comb, I would wrap only one space and cut extra length off before moving to the next space.
If you make some, show me some pics! Oh, also - I had lots of questions about how to do my hairstyle from the last diy comb (the updo above). I wish I could help you ladies but it's just works because I have curly hair! I didn't even look in the mirror to do that - I twisted it up like a french twist and stuck the comb in. That's definitely a benefit to curly hair - it holds any accessory and any style (other than straight!).

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  1. These are so great! It makes me want to bring back the hair comb! I'm totally gonna make my own!

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  2. I'm going to make these tonight and give them as gifts! I'll tag you on my blog once I post a few!

    xo
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  3. I have curly hair! SO having my sister make these for my for Christmas.

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  4. This is incredible! I also have curly hair-- these will be so COOL! #morepowertothecurlyhairedgals ;)

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  5. My hair def isn't that curly anymore but I know what you mean, I can actually tie mine up in itself but I get sick of that look & never thought of a hair comb. Seriously how did you ever come up w/ this? It's just perfect!

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  6. Ooh~ How neat is this?! Must try making one ASAP! ^.~*

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  7. Amazing what you can do with a plain ol' hair comb! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    --Jenny

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  8. I'm always looking for something beautifully unique and this is it! I have so many ideas about which colors to use and I just bought some plain combs three weeks ago. I probably won't take them out of my hair once I make my own creations. Wow, thanks for this awesome post!

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  9. Wow!!! This looks so neat and pretty! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to start!
    Emily J.

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  10. You are just lovely!!
    And that is a great idea
    Thank you so much!!

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  11. This was such an amazing idea, i tried it too, and wrote a blog about it http://mokimikmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/diy-colorful-hair-comb-accessory/

    Thanks for sharing your ideas! I love your blog:)

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  12. This is brilliant! Thanx for sharing :) I just made two as a birthday present for my best friend :) I would never have come up with this on my own, thank you so much!

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  13. Great idea. Great inspiration! I just emailed you photos of my results from my phone--I hope they went through.

    I used the Grip-Tuth comb. They are world-famous for staying in any type of hair, plus they make special "pins" for buns and twists. It's the only thing that REALLY stays in my hair. I love 'em, but thought they were boring (just plain plastic, clear or brown), but now you have the idea for adding a little color.

    I want to try with iridescent embroidery threads next.

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  14. BTW: These are the hair pins that I love. Bobby pins never stayed in my curly hair!

    It might be fun to do something more flamboyant with these like adding the eye of a peacock feather to the top? http://www.goodhairdays.com/magic-grip-tuth-hairpins.htm

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  15. i made onw with yellow, green, purple and blue!!! i LOVE it thanks for the idia!!!

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  16. P.S. i made some with white thats turned out great i will use them in my hair for my wedding this month!!!

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  17. so cool and unique

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