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    Default Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair ties?

    Hello! I've been tempted by this item on etsy for awhile and am curious if anyone has tried them to secure braids and such.

    If so, did you like it? Was it damaging?

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    Is it made of leather?
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    Quote Originally Posted by guska View Post
    Is it made of leather?
    Yeah, it's leather. They call it a leather cuff.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    I have tried a similar thing but it was made of silk-like fabric. Didn't stay on my hair at all and slid off.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera View Post
    I have tried a similar thing but it was made of silk-like fabric. Didn't stay on my hair at all and slid off.
    That's no good do you think the unfinished side of the leather would help it hold more?
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    I'm watching this with interest. I've pretty much already decided to buy one, it's just a matter of when.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    I made this today from some suede I found in my craft drawer:



    It took about 15 minutes. The nubbiness of the suede keeps it from sliding out. Pretty good!

    The suede is from an old purse, and now I'm eyeing a black leather belt that I haven't worn in years as my next attempt. Thank you so much for this idea!
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    Quote Originally Posted by Nineteenbirds View Post
    I made this today from some suede I found in my craft drawer:



    It took about 15 minutes. The nubbiness of the suede keeps it from sliding out. Pretty good!

    The suede is from an old purse, and now I'm eyeing a black leather belt that I haven't worn in years as my next attempt. Thank you so much for this idea!
    You're so crafty!!! I love that!!!
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried a thing like this for securing braids? Less harmful than hair t

    Nineteenbirds that's really cool!

    As for using them to secure braids, they're really more for securing hair in ponytails and might just slide off the end of a braid, unless you place them higher on the braid as Nineteen birds has done . They are meant to be protective though- they're usually used to keep hair from tangling durring motorcycle rides! If you want something more secure for the end of a braid, have you looked into braiding with ribbon? I find it's pretty easy to do with a smooth satin one.
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    IM SOLD! Take my money!!! Lol
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