EASY STATIONERY HACKS
You should totally check out these awesome marker hacks!First of all, I’m gonna show you how to erase permanent marker from anything! I mean literally, any surface: ceramics, bathroom tiles, whiteboard, countertop, wood, clothes, room carpet using plain toothpaste, nail polish remover, lemon juice, baking soda or alcohol for that matter.
I’ll also share with you some pretty easy-to-make ideas for an emergency candle, rainbow, multicolored marker, blacklight, stylish galaxy sneakers, mug prints and awesome clock organizer and Velcro hack. Let’s have some fun!
This time I’ll show you how to make awesome no-mess pencil sharpener, Tic tac scotch cutter and so many helpful hacks!
And last but not least, let’s braid your hair with a pencil!
Yep, you read that right, a pencil. Keeping a pencil in the hair while braiding helps to anchor the strands, as well as give them that elegant, looped shape.
Here’s how you can do the genius technique on your own, all in under 5 minutes…
Start with the basics
Tie your hair up into a high pony tail, making sure that your strands are smooth, frizz-free, and ready to be braided.
Add that pencil
Carefully stick a pencil behind the inner layer of hair so that it sits parallel with the band on the outside of the pony tail.
Grasp onto the ends of your locks, and separate them into three equal sections. From there, simply make a basic braid (the classic over-under using three sections).
Remove that pencil
Once you are finished braiding, secure the end with a hair band, then move your hands so that they sit at the crown of your head.
From there, you can finally remove that pencil by simply pulling it out horizontally by its eraser. You should then be met with some seriously beautiful loops surrounding the original basic braid.
Secure it tight
At this point, you can either choose to leave your hair as it is, or you can tuck the leftover strands in by using a couple of bobby pins. Personally, I prefer the latter, but don’t worry, this extra step is super easy to complete!
Just take the pins and attach one at the base of your original pony tail and one right underneath the very end of the braid.
Believe it or not, this is a look that can be done completely solo and, as I mentioned, in under 5 minutes flat!
To see the absolutely gorgeous end result of this ribbon braid method, be sure to watch the full video. Who knew a pencil could do so much? ; )
What do you think about this hair braiding hack? Have you ever tried this technique before? How do you achieve perfect ribbon braids? Tell me all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
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