An Easy Way to Put Beads On Without a Beader

By Neal Litherland

Beading your hair adds pops of color and style to even the most traditional hair styles. If you don't have a beading hook or some other sort of beading tool, you can still get the look really easily. The trick: aluminum foil. Just note that beads require a minimum braided hair length of one inch.

An Easy Way to Put Beads On Without a Beader
Create a beaded look with multi-colored beads and aluminum foil.

Step 1

Brush your hair out to smooth out any kinks or knots. When beading, hair often braids better when not washed and naturally oily.

Step 2

Braid your hair in sections as large or small as you like.

Step 3

Wrap the end of your braid in aluminum foil tightly.

Step 4

Slide the beads on over the aluminum foil.

Step 5

Once you have all the beads on, roll the aluminum foil up starting at the base, making it into a ball. The ball must be large enough to hold the beads in place.