5 Tips for Choosing the Right Head wraps

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Head wraps

Are you overwhelmed with all the headwraps on the internet? The stretchy, Ankara fabric, solid color, date night or every day head wrap are only a few of the options that are out there. 

It can be really confusing for you when trying to decide which headwrap works best for your head shape, size and volume of your curls or braids.

Here is a quick cheat sheet on what you need to consider to make the right choice of headwraps. Ps; If you would like to learn how to wrap your hair with ease , click this easy to follow tutorial.

What type of material is best for wrapping my protective hairstyle?

So many people recommend silk headscarves but I have found them to fall very easily from my head while sleeping. That is why I always opt for a cotton head wrap for wrapping my hair.

Cotton fabric is very breathable so you do not have to worry about sweating into your hair and causing it to smell.


I've never styled a headwrap, is it easy to learn?

Everything is easy with practice. The most important thing is that you do what works for you. If you would like some easy to follow steps for different hairstyles and high buns, watch this short tutorial.


Should you put my hair in a bun before I throw on my head wrap?

You can style your head wrap with your curls as you usually wear it. Head wraps are an expression of personal style too. So there isn't one right way to style them. You can start with a turban style or high bun or low bun or a round about croissant (that's what I call it because it's cute). 


How often should you wear my head wrap before washing it?

You definitely need to wash your head wrap often if you wear it often. Think about it as any other piece of clothing that you have. You do not want your pillow to start smelling or your face to break out because you have not washed your head wrap. I try to wash my headwrap after about 3-5 nights of wearing it for long hours.

How do you  make sure that my head wrap does not fall off my head?

When tying your head wrap make sure that is not loose but don't make it too tight that you end up having a headache. If you are going to be laying down on your bed while lounging at home, opt for a front bun or croissant style so that you are not resting the soft part of your head on the bun that you made with the head wrap.

Bonus Question: Yeah!

Can you wash your head wrap in the washing machine?

Yes you absolutely can. Make sure that you air dry it if you can so that the fabric does not shrink. 

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