How to braid your own hair
Coiffures grew more elaborate through the Victorian period. 'Rats' or forms to pad out the style were common, as were 'switches,' the rats in particular made of the wearer's own collected hair. This photo series is a good 'how to' for the modern woman. Just don't make it so huge, that you have ACTUAL rats living in your hair....just as it would sometimes happen in the Victorian period....