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    Talking Show me your Paranda/Parandi

    I recently found a thread in another forum about these Indian hair accessories and I fell in love!

    For those who don't know what this is:

    "Parandi is a long bunch of threads with elaborate decorative tassels at the lower end, and are used by Punjabi women to braid their long hair" Source

    You can buy them online, but you can easily make them yourself.

    These are the Parandi I've made:


    I prefer mine without tassels, because I use them for my braided buns.




    Pros:

    - braids look fuller and longer
    - braided buns look huge!
    - you don't need elastics
    - because of the longer and thicker braid, braided buns are more stable and center hold buns are likely to hold without pins!
    - your ends aren't exposed
    - you will get braiding waves to the very end of your hair!
    - you can choose colors similar to your hair to have natural looking "hair extension"
    - or you can use contrasting colors or colors that match your clothes


    This is how it looks down:

    Because this post is already very picture heavy, you can find the instruction on my website. Hope this is helpful and sorry for any mistakes (I'm not a native speaker )

    I would love to see your Parandi pictures!

    Regards,

    habioku
    Last edited by habioku; April 4th, 2012 at 02:44 AM.

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    Oooooooh pretty! Ive never seen anything like that before, and I went to a punjabi school!
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    They look gorgeous in your hair! I have to remember this when my hair grows longer.
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    Those look gorgeous! I especially like the green in your hair, it contrasts beautifully!

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    Mmm. I think I will make some myself.
    II would love to buy a vibrant colour tasseled one, but I guess I could make myself on or two before I do that
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    Beautiful, cant wait to try

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    Those are so pretty! I think I want some now

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    Same here, they look great! I want to buy some!

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    Very pretty!
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    Default Re: Show me your Paranda/Parandi

    That's really cool. My hair is still too short, but I could see this being useful for trying braided versions of buns I couldn't otherwise do with APL hair.

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