I'm planning to do this with silk ribbon (so hopefully it will be less of a pain in the ass to get out afterwards) and silicone braid rubber bands. I'm hoping this will keep my (long, fine, curly) hair from immediately turning into dreads after about a minute of dusty wind.
My biggest problem with hair wraps, traditionally, has been keeping them from sliding out, which is why I'm using the silicone bands to anchor them.
This will be my first year, so either it will all fall apart and I'll spend the week with my hair in buns, it will hold up and be impossible to remove and I'll shave my head, or it will be awesome and I'll be hailed as a hero of hair care.
WE SHALL SEE
...accept the fact that this city is headed for a disaster of Biblical proportions. -- Dr Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters