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Hi! My name is Segilola and I'm a Nigerian-American blogger based in Detroit. I document my love of art, travel, style, books, movies, social justice issues, yoga, and Detroit. I hope you enjoy this window into my life! 

What I'm Wearing: The Wrap Life Head Wraps

What I'm Wearing: The Wrap Life Head Wraps

 

Head ties or head wraps are fashion accessories worn by African women and women throughout the African diaspora. They can be used functionally as part of every day wear or as an ornamental accessory for special occasions. For example Yoruba women wear "gele" (gaye-ley) typically for special occasions like weddings and parties. The fabric is usually stiff, flat, and paper-like but in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing it turns into a work of art.

The way I've tied these head wraps is not quite as elaborate, but I think they're still a beautiful way to express my style and culture while also protecting my hair on a day-to-day basis. Here are a few ways I've tied my head wraps. All three wraps are from The Wrap Life. They are cotton which makes them very easy to work with and the prints are gorgeous. 

Hopefully the video was easy to follow. You obviously don't have to use the same kind of wraps or fabric. I wore the satin bonnet underneath to protect my hair from losing moisture. 

Head Wraps: Etched Head Wrap/ Shikasta Head Wrap/ Folami Head Wrap

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