Head wraps are known to be worn by the traditional African woman. Today, they’re more of a fashion statement and a way of hiding a bad hair day. The various African prints represent stories. When worn, whether for tradition, style or laziness, the cloth transforms into a crown on your head. Stars like Solange Knowles and June Ambrose show their style and pride through their wraps.
In experimenting with head wraps, I found that you can take a basic winter scarf and transform it into a beautiful headdress. If you want a fancier more official wrap, you can purchase the fabric from a fabric store or you can purchase from retailers who sell African print clothing.
Finding a retailer that sells African print clothing is not difficult since it is completely on trend at the moment. One designer that offers a variety of head wraps is Fanm Djanm. Ranging from $22-$30, the brand offers tutorials on how to tie the wraps in a variety of styles.
Take a look at how I styled my Fanm Djanm wrap and check out other ways to rock a head wrap below.
Photo Credit: FanmDjanm.com