Everything you need to know to put them on correctly
The most important thing to remember when wrapping your hands is to get the tension right to prevent your joints from moving. If the wraps aren't tight enough, they won't stay in place. If they are too tight, and they'll be uncomfortable and can cut off your blood circulation. It is totally normal to not get them right the first time. Trust me. But keep trying! You'll end up getting just the right tension that works for you.
To understand the two wrapping techniques, watch both videos from this article. Watch them as many times as you need to until you get the technique right and find the right tension.
The number of times the wraps go around the hands in the videos is a recommendation, but it will depend on the size of your hand.
Keep the wraps as smooth as possible (without folding them) for greater comfort and hold.
Keep your fingers slightly separated when rolling the wraps around your hands so you can close your hands into tight fists when you've finished wrapping.
The first video shows a “standard” wrap technique and is perfect for our 2.5 m polyester wraps, which are more flexible than cotton. These wraps are meant for light use, such as when touch sparring. The most important thing to remember about this technique is to roll the wraps around the right areas, i.e., the wrists, knuckles and thumbs.
The second video shows a “crossover” wrap technique, which is best for our 3.5 m cotton wraps, which are thicker and stiffer than the polyester wraps. This model offers much more support by keeping joints firmly in place when striking for more intense sparring. Bringing the wraps between each finger helps keep every joint and knuckle from moving.