What are African head wraps made of?

Like most 100% African head wraps, this scarf is made from 100% cotton fabric that can be styled in many different ways.

What is the best material for a head scarf?

Cotton, lightweight wools or blends are the best fabrics to use, nylon or silk tend to slip offthe head. We recommend using a cotton cap under the scarf and having a small supply of pins to help keep your scarf in place.

What do head wraps symbolize?

Headscarves served functional purposes like protecting women’s scalps from the sun, sweat, grime, and lice. They were also symbolic markers, indicating a slave’s inferiority in the social hierarchy of the time period. But, enslaved black women found many creative ways to resist.

Are head wraps professional?

You can absolutely wear a head wrap to work, and you should. … That being said, if you’re new to the world of head wraps or have been too nervous to wear one to work yet, don’t worry. We’re here to give you some fashion inspo and insider tips on how to style a head wrap with professional work attire.

How much material do I need to make an African head wrap?

Two yards is the best length to use to get more outstanding styles. One yard can give you a cute headwrap but if you are looking for something more glam and noticeable go with two yards.

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