How To Tie The Traditional Headwrap In 3 Different Ways
The headwrap has been around for decades and has recently come back with a BANG! Called the Doek, Gele, Dhuku and Tuku in different parts of Africa – it was worn by royalty. It symbolizes a crown and rightly so! Elegant as can be, the headwrap definitely makes you feel special and makes for a great protective hairstyle. Check out how to tie the traditional African turban in 3 different ways.
Start by gathering your hair and tying it in a bun or ponytail. Now, place the cloth at the nape of your neck and pull the ends of the fabric towards the front. Tie a knot in the centre. Now, fold the fabric and tie a bow such that it is from both ends. Tuck in the extra parts into the headband. Voila! You’ve got yourself the perfect bow headwrap.
Get knotty with this headwrap girl! Tie your hair into a bun or cornrows. Fold the fabric over your hair such that it covers all your hair as well as your ears. Then lower it towards the nape of the neck. Pull the both lose ends of the fabric to the front, then begin coiling it into a circle. Tuck the rest of the fabric into the band.
This looped headwrap is everything you need. Fold the fabric and place it at the nape of your neck. Ensure that the lengths are equal on both sides. Now, tie a double knot right in the centre and tuck the extra bits into the headband.