How to wear a Matha Patti

Reminiscent of the royal palaces of India, Matha Patti is traditionally worn with Indian festive and dance ensembles or as a part of bridal jewelry.Here is a short how to fashion and style guide on how to attach and wear Matha Patti

Bharatnatyam Matha Patti
Bharatnatyam Matha Patti

Matha Patti looks fabulous when attached to a centrally parted hair with a neat bun. Wearing a Matha Patti in a centrally parted hair style makes it more noticeable and prominent on the face and puts the emphasis on the forehead of the wearer.Matha Patti looks great on all face cuts, especially for the round face.Matha Patti help open up the face, creating a brighter look, putting the face in the spotlight.

Your hair needs to be at least shoulder length or more to carry a Matha Patti well.Ensure that it is a least a day since washed your hair, as freshly washed hair is extremely difficult to style and hold.Brush hair thoroughly, removing all tangles and knots.

Create a  straight and neat centre parting and coil your hair into a neat bun.Apply a a light mist of hairspray to prevent fly-aways. It will help your style to look neater and remain intact for longer.Hairspray should not be used once your Matha Patti is in place, as this may dull the jewelry head piece.

Lay the  Matha Patti so that the center portion is placed on the head along the center hair parting and the extensions on both side run along the hair line above the forehead.

Three ends of Matha Patti are fitted with hooks.Attach these three hook extensions of the Matha Patti to your hair.

To ensure extra safety secure the Matha Patti by attaching the hook with bobby pins until you are sure it will not come undone.Be sure to use bobby pins that match your hair colour.

Multi Layered Matha Patti
Multi Layered Matha Patti

If you are wearing a multi layered Matha Patti, attach securely each layer of the Matha Patti with bobby pins on each side.

Matha Patti can be a disaster if not worn properly or not held by pins properly.Try this look at home, on your own, only when you have the confidence of carrying it out well. You could use the services of a professional if you are not so sure about your tying capabilities.