How to Do Your Hair When Dressing Up as a Pirate

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How to Do Your Hair When Dressing Up as a Pirate
Pirates are known for wearing unkempt hair. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When doing your hair for a pirate costume, you should consider what kind of image you are trying to portray. The looks can range from a sexy pirate wench to the authentic Jack Sparrow pirate-look of unkempt hair. This can be easily accomplished by making mock dreadlocks. Since you will only be wearing these for a night, it is important not to rat the hair. This will also makes the dreadlock removal much easier. The look can be topped of by placing a do-rag or pirate hat around the hair.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Rat tail comb
  • Small hair rubber bands
  • Strong hold hairspray
  • Do-rag

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  1. 1

    Section off a piece of your hair, using the rat tail comb.

  2. 2

    Tie the piece of hair into a ponytail. Place the hair tie as close to the scalp as possible.

  3. 3

    Twist the strand of hair several times to create a dreadlock look. Spray the twisted strand of hair with strong hold hairspray.

  4. 4

    Place a small hair tie on the end of the hair strand and tie it off. Repeat this step, until all the desired hair has been placed into dreadlocks.

  5. 5

    Finish the look by placing a do-rag or pirate hat on.

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