African Head Wrap Tutorials for Busy Women

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I am late for Church and need to make my hair presentable and also fashionable. Now I am a naturalista and though I absolutely adore my natural hair, it can be difficult to contain sometimes, particularly when you attend a conservative Church. Then I found the African head wrap.

Credit: Huffington Post
Credit: Huffington Post

The African headwrap is a gift from God for the busy African woman. Learning how to tie one in minutes is a skill that will save you many hair angst hours.

Seriously though, I have always loved head wraps and admired those who could just whip one up in no time. I thought it required a special skill – and I was right, it does. Thankfully, this is a skill that you can learn easily.


African head wrap tutorials in pictures

The Huffington Post shared some GIFs about tying a head wrap in 4 simple steps and I’ve already tried two of the styles. They were so easy, it was ridiculous. In two minutes flat, I had this really gorgeous head wrap on my head, and coupled with myAfrican print maxi skirt, I slayed!

African head wrap

African head wrap

African head wrap


You can find more of these easy to tie headwraps here.


African head wrap tutorials in video

If you are more visual, you might like step by step instructions on how to tie your African head wrap. There are a number of YouTube videos which are really great. They make it so easy to tie a perfectly fab head wrap.

I’m going to share a few videos, but I’ll do that according to the time you have. So if you are in a hurry, you know which one to pick.


Less than 5 Minutes

If you are in a hurry and don’t have a lot of time, these videos take less than five minutes to watch.


Quick and Easy head wrap

This head wrap tutorial is by blogger and Instagrammer, Fanta Diop. She is a naturalista and shares in less than 3 minutes how to tie a headwrap. I like that she took a minute to talk about the cultural meaning behnid the headwrap before the demonstration.





Two different head wraps

Another really short video tutorial is by Meryl Zakat. She shares two different ways of tying head wraps, but if you are a headwrap novice like I am, it might be a bit too intricate. But I’ll let you be the judge of that.



Instagram: @merylzakat



Tie a turban on natural hair

It is not easy to tie a turban on natural hair and that is one of the major frustrations of my life. However, this video by Jessica Pettaway makes it look really easy. What do you think?



TIP: Jessica’s YouTube channel has several videos on tying headwraps.


5 Minutes and Above

If you’ve got more than 5 minutes, then you should absolutely watch these videos. I’ll just put them one after the other but any one of them will give you African headwrap tying skills that slay.




If you have any particular trick for tying your head wraps, please share with us by leaving a comment.




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