Learn About Our African Headwraps
What is a Headwrap?
A headwrap, also called head tie or headscarf, is a turban cloth worn on the head as an ornament, a fashion hair accessory, or a protective fabric for the hair and the scalp.
African Headwrap History
As a form of apparel in Zimbabwe, the headwrap has been exclusive to women of African descent. The headwrap originated in sub-Saharan Africa, and serves similar functions for both African and African-American women.
In style, the African-American woman’s head-wrap exhibits the features of sub-Saharan aesthetics and worldview. In the United States, however, the head-wrap acquired a paradox of meaning not customary on the ancestral continent.
During slavery, the headwraps were worn as a badge of enslavement. It later evolved and reemerged as a symbol of pride and Afrocentric celebration when African American men and women began fighting for freedom and equality.
Reasons To Wear An African Headwrap
To protect your hair
To avoid combing your hair
To celebrate African Heritage
To add some spark to an outfit
To express your style
How To Style A Traditional African Headwrap
Many people find it difficult when it comes to styling their headwraps. Here's how to tie the most popular headwrap style.
Front-knotted headwrap style
- Bring the cloth to the back of your head with the ends in each hand.
- Bring your hands forward with the ends to secure the back of the headwrap.
- Twist the ends of the wrap around each other above your eyebrows, then curl them into a circle.
- Tuck the ends to secure the wrap
Here's a video tutorial on how to style your headwraps
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