Most of us think a Headwrap is only worn when your hair decides to play up and act unruly, right? Well, I had to do this Headwrap edition on my blog to convince you otherwise. Headwraps have been worn for decades. Ok, a quick history lesson...The Headwrap holds a great position in the history of Africans and American African women, dating back to slavery. With a it's origin dating back to sub-Saharan Africa. It never exited out fashion and yes, it's here to stay FOREVER I hope.
I can remember when growing up seeing women wear African Headwraps/Headties for special occasions, even till today. It plays a very significant part of my culture as a Nigerian. A Nigerian party outfit is not complete without a Headtie called 'Gele'. It is usually colourful and tied glamorously.
Today, the Headwrap is worn by a lot of people and in a lot of cultures too. You see it in it's glorious form and also in an everyday style. The following are my favourite styles of today's Headwraps, fit for all occasions and events. Can I mention at this point how much of a LOVER of Headwraps I am? They are my saving grace when I need to Chic, Elegant or just need a pop to my outfit.
You can use any type of fabrics to do a Headwrap. The most poplar is an African fabric, with it's vibrant, bright and colourful patterns. Or a simply Satin or even Cotton fabric will do too. Don't have a fabric? Well, anything can be used. I once used a shirt and on another occasion, I used an African Print Fabric bag! LOl.
Can you believe I did the below style out of a Fabric Bag? I needed a Red print to go with the whole valentines theme. All I had was a Fabric Bag, a gift from Ghana Africa. So I just had to use what I had as I needed it for filming. I simply tied a red ribbon on the edge to make it more chic. Looks good right?
I hope you liked the styles I shared. Don't have a fabric to try out your own Headwrap?
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