8 Gorgeous Ways to Tie a Head Wrap

The African head wrap is a mark of tradition that has adorned the heads of African queens for millennia. Head scarf wrapping styles and fabrics have been passed down for generations and have now become universally appreciated as colorful and bespoke fashion accessories.

There’s no disputing the transformation that a gorgeous African turban can bring to any look. Aside from the fact that head wraps can save you on bad hair days, the vitality they bring to even the most basic outfits is unmistakable.

That said, the tricky bit is usually tying the head wrap in a style that is both comfortable and chic. Below, eight elaborate head wrap styles have been simplified for you.

Enjoy the thrill of having a perfectly styled head wrap on!

 

  1.  A simple and tension-free head wrap style to accentuate your long box braids

  • Adjust your head scarf to the perfect size.
  • Place it around your head from behind.
  • Tie a knot in front.
  • Tie two more knots.
  • Lay the knots to a side.
  • Tuck the ends into the folds.

 2.  A reinvented headband that is also great with long braids

  • Fold your head scarf unevenly to form a band.
  • Place it behind your head.
  • Crisscross scarf in front.
  • Twist so the ends go in opposite directions.
  • Bring the ends behind.
  • Tie a knot.
  • Tuck the ends in.

3. A retro African head wrap style for huge hair

  • Put your hair in a bun (with some left at the front if you want a faux bang).
  • Place the head scarf around your head from behind.
  • Tie a knot covering the bun
  • Bring the ends to the back.
  • Tie a knot.
  • Tuck the ends into the folds.
  • (Tuck the hair left at the front to achieve the faux bang.)

4. A head scarf wrapping style to keep your locks out of your face but still show them off

  • Adjust your head scarf to the perfect size.
  • Place it around your head from behind, pushing your hair up.
  • Tie a knot in front.
  • Tie two more knots.
  • Tuck the ends and the hair in.

5. A head wrap style to highlight your straight hair

  • Adjust your head scarf to the perfect size.
  • Place it around your head from the front.
  • Tie a knot behind.
  • Make a bow.
  • Play with the loops to add shape and spunk.

6. A helpful style to cover up undergrowth when you’re in-between relaxers

  • Adjust your head scarf to the perfect size.
  • Place it around your head from the front.
  • Crisscross the ends behind.
  • Bring the ends to the front.
  • Crisscross them in front.
  • Tuck them into the sides.

7. A legendary knot style for everybody

  • Adjust your head scarf to the perfect size.
  • Place it around your head from behind.
  • Tie a knot in front.
  • Tie two more knots.
  • Lay the knots down.
  • Tuck one of the ends in the front.
  • Tuck the other end on top.

8. An African turban style to beautifully showcase your short hair

  • Fold your head scarf unevenly to form a band.
  • Place it behind your head with one end longer than the other.
  • Hold down the shorter end in front.
  • Place the longer end on top of it.
  • Twist the longer end.
  • Wrap the twisted end around your head.
  • Tuck the end into the side.

 

Source:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricepeck/8-gorgeous-head-wrap-styles-you-can-learn-in-7-steps-or-less

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