Beading your hair adds color, style and accessories to even the most traditional hair styles. However, if you do not have a beading hook or some other sort of beading tool, the task becomes more complicated. Fortunately, a few ways exist to bead hair without a specific tool for the job. As long as you have some aluminum foil, you add as many beads as you need to complete the desired look.

Things You'll Need

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

Braid your hair. Isolate a section of hair, then pull that isolated section into three separate parts. Alternate right and left, hooking the outside strand around the center strand and twisting them together. Beads require a minimum braided hair length of one inch.

Wrap the end of your hair in aluminum foil tightly. When you have the braid as long as you want, wrap the remaining hair in aluminum foil.

Slide the beads on over the aluminum foil. Once you have all the beads on, begin to 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.