HOW TO TIE A DOEK/HEADWRAP

One of the most searched beauty and hair questions in Africa on Google for 2016 was a question based on headwraps, commonly known as doeks in South Africa, dhuku in Zimbabwe and gele to Yoruba speakers in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

Fashionistas across the continent wanted to know how to tie a headwrap.

South African TV presenter and media personality Bonang Matheba wears a headwrap or a doek.
South African TV presenter and media personality Bonang Matheba wears a headwrap or a doek.

The headwrap has become part of modern fashion as a great addition to any outfit, and it comes in handy especially if you’re having a bad hair day but still need to look stylish.

It has always been a part of African fashion and culture as it served as protection from the burning rays of the sun, and symbolized wealth, social status and spirituality.

You can use any scarf you have in your closet as a wrap, but if you’re looking to make a statement, use a scarf designed with African prints (also known as ankara).

Below is a tutorial from YouTube, which shows four different headwrap styles that you can choose from:

Make sure to accessorize with beautiful earrings to add the final touch to your look 🙂

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