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Doek avaA headdress is probably the most important part of African folk costume. And the whole existence of this piece of clothes is based on African history, traditions, weather conditions, and local fashion. So, only today and only for you)) – 5 best ways of wrapping an African head tie. And they are forehead scarf, head wrap bun, head tie, twisty bun, and oversized chignon. So very easy to make and look very authentic.

 

1. Forehead scarf

Begin by folding a scarf, longways, so it’s about 3 inches in width.

Wrap the scarf around your forehead.

Tie the scarf to the back of your head, not on the side.

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2. Head wrap bun

Fold a long scarf, longways, and wrap it around your hairline.

Tie off the scarf at he nape of the neck.

Pull the end of the scarf to one side of your neck so you can see it when you look straight into the mirror.

Tie the ends into a bow for an extra-cute look.

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3. Head tie

Fold a large or small scarf longways.

Wrap the scarf around your neck and bring the ends up to the top of your head.

Tie the ends into a bow at the top of your head.

Tweak the scarf so it sits a bit to one side and adds “sass” to the look.

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4. Twisty bun

Use a long rectangular scarf.

Center the scarf on your forehead.

Collect the sides at the nape of your neck like a low ponytail.

Tie a knot at the nape of your neck.

Bring each side to the front of your head.

Criss-cross the sides on top of your head.

 

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5. Oversized chignon

Use a long rectangular scarf.

Center the scarf on your forehead.

Bring the sides over your ears.

Collect the sides at the nape of your neck like a ponytail.

Twist the tail about ¼ of the way.

Coil the twist into the start of a bun.

Twist, coil, and repeat.

Continue until you reach the end of the scarf.

Tuck the end into the bun.

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(c) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDs2UmaeeHQ

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Every culture has features and peculiarities, familiar only to the people of this nation. And it’s very interesting to learn about traditional clothing from natives. That’s why if you have something to say about your national costume, please, do it using comments. Tell us things which you know about your country’s cultural heritage. Other people will discover something new for them thanks to you.

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