Remember when I said that I’d previously taken photos for the blog that I’d still be using in future posts? Well, today is the last of those posts. Over the past couple of weeks, life has taken a new turn. I got a job. I’ve started already so I’ve been juggling my time between learning the ropes of my job whilst struggling to catch up on sleep and trying to settle into new routines. Once I get fully settled into it, I pray to be back to the swing of blogging things.
Moving on from new jobs and life directions, I’d taken photos of 4 different ways that I wear head wraps whenever, a) I’m either too lazy to style my hair; b) my hair is in dire need of a wash or c) I just feel like wearing a head wrap because… why not? And so I choose to hide it. Plus, they make for a good protective style. These head wrap styles are pretty easy to do, so please let me know if you’d be interested in pic-by-pic tutorials.
Some people usually ask me where I get my head wrap material. Truth is, they’re all stolen from my Mum. Lol. I used to take them from her and now she even picks some out for me. I also use scraps of ankara/kitenge fabric that’s remained from made-to-measure outfits. Tip: I always make sure to up-cycle scraps of fabric. They have so many uses. Remember my DIY bowties from eons ago?
Anyway, here’s how I wear mine:
I usually wear this whenever I just want to hide my hair on a bad hair day, when I’m in twists that haven’t completely dried or generally a lazy hair day. This wrap is from fabric that my Mum used to make an outfit with. I literally cut it into a square and use it the way it is.
2. Top Bun
This is usually the more stylish option whenever I want to fully cover my head for the reasons previously mentioned. I always style my head wraps like this more often that not. I got this one from my Grandma’s closet.
3. Side Twist
I copied this style from one of my sisters. I always wondered how she tied her hair until I found this tutorial on Pinterest. I like wearing my wrap this way whenever I want to switch things up from the norm. This is probably one of my Mum’s scarves. Shhh don’t tell her!
4. Half & Half
This is probably my favourite way to wrap my hair. I love wearing it like this, it’s almost the best of both world, half of the hair in and half the hair is out. There’s something about this look that makes me feel extra pretty. 🙂 I also got this from my Mum.
My apologies for the silence loves! I’m settling well into work life and I’m working on juggling the two. Hope you’ve all been well. Keep warm and stay safe.