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Head Wraps For Winter Hair Care And Style

Head Wraps For Winter Hair Care and Style

As you know Autumn is officially here and Winter is not far behind, the days may be shorter and darker but there’s no need to feel gloomy reminiscing about summer. No! You can actually take a cue from Autumn’s beautiful shades of brown, red and yellow and incorporate some colour into your natural hair care routine by using head wraps with beautiful bright prints.

 

Head wraps are a great choice to accessorise your hair. They have a timeless feel and they always look stylish even though your hair may be a hot mess underneath. Whether you didn’t have time to wash your hair, humidity caught you off guard or you had another style gone wrong head wraps can fix all that in less than 5 minutes. Plus, they offer your hair protection from low temperatures outside or the air condition that take moisture away from our curly hair or and dry our scalp.

 

There are really not many cons when it comes to head wraps except for the fact that you may not know how to tie one or where to get yours and even then these are easily fixed. Instagram and YouTube will give all the info you need as head wraps are very easy to use and to get and you can even make your own! 😉

 

 

Where To Get Yours

Head wraps have quickly grown in popularity in the natural hair community and it’s understandable. Now that many of us are going on a journey back to our African descent hair it’s only normal we’re also getting more in touch with our culture, hence the increase in companies who are selling head wraps and other items made with African prints.

 

If you’re interested in getting yours here are some companies you can get yours from:

  1. The Wrap Life – they have head wraps, turbanettes and headbands for you to choose from and great tutorials to learn from. Buy in bundles and save from 10% to 20%.
  2. Royal House of Wraps – find head wraps for you and your baby, collars and capes.
  3. Cee Cee’s Closet – if you want silk lined head wraps you can find them here.
  4. Culture Hijab – beautiful scarves made with polyester, cotton, chiffon or jersey.
  5. Shopfeline – if you like an edgy look this may be the shop for you.

 

 

Make Your Own

If like me you have a beautiful fabric laying around or you’re more into DIY why not make your own head wrap and even line it with satin? If you want something really easy you can just cut the fabric with the right measurements (45 cm x 184 cm/17 in x 72 in) and use it without any hems like this one from Daquana White. Alternatively, you can follow the steps of Style Sew Me in the tutorial below. A sewing machine is used but if you don’t have one you can use a hemming web it’s pretty handy, I use it all the time!


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Okay, so now that you know where to get your head wrap or how to make your own, the only thing missing is how to tie one, which may actually be the easiest part. But, don’t worry, I’ve got your back! 😉 I searched Instagram for some amazing tutorials you can watch, learn and practice. Take a look below.

 

#1| Alexandra_nx

If you don’t want full coverage of your hair you can follow Alexandra’s tutorial which by the way, she makes it look easy for a first time attempt.

 

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Quick clip on how I styled this gorgeous headwrap from @ceeceesclosetnyc

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#2| _enimsay

This may be the easiest way to wrap your scarf. This may be a simple head wrap but you can certainly skip the solid colour and use a colourful print.

 

#3| Kilahmazing

If you have short hair or your hair is not long enough you can add some volume to your head wraps using Kilahmazing’s two neat little tricks. No need to stay on the sidewalk waiting for your hair to grow, you can jump on the train and start slaying right now.

 

#4| The Wrap Life ft. k8lyn.aariel

Like the messy bun life? Why not do an upgrade and add some visual interest to it? It’s just as easy as throwing a bun up, maybe even easier ’cause you know the arm wrestle that goes on sometimes. 😉

 

#5| Shopfeline

If you don’t believe head wraps are edgy enough for you then let me prove you wrong with this tutorial from @caribbean_cowgirl using a studded head wrap.

 

Ready to make your Autumn more colourful? Are you planning on buying or making your own head wrap?

 

Featured image: Carlos Vaz on Unsplash.
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