Head wraps are something like a new fashion which is completely forgotten. Normally, we don’t even think about having a hair band leave aside the head wrap. So let me unveil the whole head wrap saga to you.
Head wraps are basically rectangular piece of cloth worn around the head of a woman. They are worn for many social reasons in many countries. They also are worn to protect the scalp and hair from various environmental hazards and pollution. Head wraps also make a popular fashion statement.
They also help in hiding the hair loss on both men and women. They are even worn by people to indicate a spiritual closeness to the wearer’s ethnic ancestors.
Apart from protecting the hair from pollution and environmental hazards, they also help keep the hair confined and flat to the head. They are also popular with people who engage in activities that require helmets because they keep hair from getting tangled and bald heads from becoming irritated from sweat and heat.
There are many styles of head wraps. The Africans tie long pieces of clothes that are folded over the head creating a V and then secured around the head. The turbans are formed using a scarf, which is wrapped around the head.
The French people place the head coverings over the head and secure it under their chin. Like this there are many styles. They all serve many purposes and also act as fashion attire in mainly the female clan.
There are various ways to tie the head wrap. The African head wrap is tied as follows:
Shake out the entire rectangle in the front so that the entire length of fabric is visible. Begin by grasping the two short sides of the scarf, flip them over the head and slip them underneath the hair at the nape and bring them up around the forehead like a headband and tie in a small secure knot.
Get the opposite corners to form a triangle. Wrap it over the head with crossed ends at the chin and pointed behind. Have a double knot at the nape of the neck.
Bring up one of the long sides from the backside and tuck it underneath the top knot, then bring up the other long side and tuck that underneath the knot.
Gently twist the slack that is left and bring it up around the top, lifting up any hair that is inside. Keep wrapping it around creating a band at the hairline to one’s own desired shape.
Wrap a little tighter for more of an up-do look or looser for a more relaxed, draped look.
It is one’s choice on how to wear it: either wrap until the end is got and tuck it in wherever it ends or one can tuck or pin some in and leave a little out to drape down the side or back.
You can also drape the scarf in a manner where the edges at placed at the forehead a little below the hairline.
So now you know how the head wraps are done, so go and try it.