“I am an African, not because I was born in Africa, but because Africa is born in me.”
             – Kwame Nkhrumah –
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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.
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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.

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Set up if our little stand

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Special guest speaker, TV personality Chiluba Mwelwa

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Chatting to the Founder of "Embrace your Natural Hair" Thandiwe

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Outfit Details:
Headwrap – Urbanchic
Dress – Mangishi Doll
Watch – Avon
Heels – Rancine Boutique

Photography by Lewis of Finch Media

Love J