Wrap it Up

I have a 3 day work week, yay. I wore head wraps for the three days. Mostly, because I didn’t want to touch my hair, while keeping my kinks tucked away in two strand twists. I had someone ask me if I was wearing a head wrap because I was having a bad hair day (LOL). That got me thinking about wrapped heads and choice, and here we are.

I wore my head wraps as a protective style, knowing that minimal manipulation is great for my hair and because I wanted maximum curl definition, using two strand twists. I figured the longer I keep my twists in tact, the more defined and longer lasting my curls will be. And, I have not yet mastered the art of installing neat two strand twists that I can wear on  a daily.

Throughout history and present day, across cultures, people wore and continue to wear head wraps for multiple reasons. In some spaces, headscarves are used as a fashion accessory to accentuate an outfit. I am not a ‘reasons-why-women-wear-head-wraps’ guru but I am a woman that likes versatility and choice.

My brightly coloured doeks (head scarf) made from chitenje (traditional cloth) give me a sense of pride, a joy that leaps and says “yasss gurl! rock that doek to your 9-5, because you can”…and it’s helluva cute. *Side note*: I’ll never be completely satisfied until I can wrap it up like a West African woman, those ladies have some mad skills.

Rock your doek, rock your fro, rock your protective style and keep your tresses healthy.

Chat soon 🙂

Taonga.

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