Hello, Rosie here. After using the bamboo braid in class for the last 3 months, I’ve realized that it has seriously altered my yoga practice – in SUCH a good way! Even though I didn’t realize it, making adjustments to my hair was distracting. With the bamboo braid done up the special way that I do it, I don’t think at all about my hair during class. The series of pictures below show how I recommend tying the braid “Yoga-Style” (watch the video to get even better instructions).
Here is what Mary-Ellen of Nanaimo, B.C. who also does her braid up “Yoga-Style” has to say about her new bamboo braid:
“Hey, huge congrats to you, Rosie, Vijanthy and the rest of the team involved in coming up with the braided hair tie-back. Fabulous product — the only hair-constraining accessory I’ve ever found that offers everything I’m looking for, including the quick switch requirements needed for yoga practice!!
The fabric is soft and conforming, and puts no tension on the scalp. The braid has a textural quality that brings it “off” the head and makes it satisfying — beefy- to handle. The colours are rich, the STRETCH is integral, not dependent on lycra, and the length is so perfect for two wraps around the head or one around the head and two around my dreads when I gather them together at the back of my neck in an easy ponytail.
This final feature is EVERYTHING I need for hair-minding in yoga!!! It allows the hair to hang loose for inversions where the bulk of a ponytail under the skull is a liability and yet in seconds, with ease and poise, I can gather my hair up and have it behind me for forward bends and the like.”
Now, will this totally great stretchy band become waistbands or cuffs? Core-warmer hems? You’ve heard of WonderBread? Well, this is WonderBraid!And are rainbow ones or tie-dye ones coming?
Thank you all for solving a problem I never thought I’d get around!!! REALLY like the ease of the hair-down/hair-back option!
Tying the Bamboo Braid “Yoga-Style”