For concealing the edges of a Father Christmas (Santa) beard set, we recommend: colour no. 2 (light blond) for a buffalo-hair of cream-coloured beard set and colour no. 1 (white) for a white (synthetic) beard set.
To get a better contrast on the photos a dark-coloured Wool Crepe is used for this example.

Pulling Wool Crepe loose
Pull two braids of about 20 cm Wool Crepe loose from the strings around which they have been wound. If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.

Pull the start of the straight-edge cut pieces loose, so that their ends become fluffy.
Straighten out the parts you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting). Do not pull it too hard so the braids remain intact.