I love headwraps. OMG I am almost obsessed and I would love if we all went around wearing colourful african print headwraps everyday. On African freedom day I was asked to give a last minute quick talk and demonstration on headwraps during the Natural Hair Workshop. My focus was on some of the benefits of headscarves.
1. Headwraps are great for protecting hair. The elements are wreaking havoc on our hair right now. To keep the moisture in, I suggest using a silk scarf and or silk cape underneath to keep the chitenge headwrap from drying out your hair.
2. Cover for hair during a wash day. Wash day takes a while. And generally the long our hair gets, the longer the wash day extends. And when you need to be on the go, a headwrap is a quick and easy way to wash and still be on the go.
3. Also a way to cover up a bad hair day. Sometimes hair just doesn’t co-operate and again a headwrap allows you to cover that up to and go about your business.
4. Stylish. There are dozens of cool ways to wear a headwrap and they are a great way to add a style edge to any modern or even traditional outfit. What better way to confidently proclaim your style, your africaness and uniqueness than wearing it proudly as a crown.
Headwrap – Urbanchic
Dress – Mangishi Doll
Watch – Avon
Heels – Rancine Boutique
Photography by Lewis of Finch Media