Head wraps are life! They save us from bad hair days, can transform a basic outfit and can help to draw attention to your facial features. Whether you are having a bad hair day or you just want to give your hair a break from all the tugging and pulling that comes with styling, there is no doubt that head wraps are the way to go. Especially African print wraps. They make for a unique statement piece.
Brief History Of The Head Wrap
The head wrap or turban has a long history. This statement piece originated in various parts of Africa particularly West Africa. According to an article by Thirteen, “Originally the head wrap or turban was worn by both enslaved men and women but in time, it became most exclusively a female accessory.” It is also historically known that African women wore head wraps as a symbol of pride, culture and identity. Even men wear head wraps to symbolize wealth and social status.
Head-wrapping is literally a way that Africans for centuries have been able to non-verbally communicate their place in life. It’s quite a breath of fresh air to see young women across the globe embrace this trend.
Tying a head wrap may not be easy for most people. Luckily, you can now buy ready-made wraps that come in different wrap styles but to customize it, you can always wrap it yourself. When it comes to how large your wrap should be or what fabric is best? This is honestly up to you and a matter of preference. Have you hopped on to this bandwagon yet? If not here are a few ideas to inspire your head- wrap journey and a tutorial on how to tie one.