30 Cool Ways to Style a Head Wrap

by Nikki Brown
Jan 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Like braids and hair grease, head wraps are a widely recognized part of the black hair experience. These fabrics aren’t just reserved for bad hair days; they’re also a form of self-expression. Unlike small bandanas and headbands, which are pretty limited in terms of manipulation, a head wrap can be tied, twisted and folded into more styles than we can count.

And because of its versatile shape, people with any and every hair texture can wear one. Black-owned retailers like The Wrap Life and Fanm Djanm are constantly serving inspo on their Instagram accounts, which means we’re always practicing new looks to try.

Ahead are 30 head wrap styles worth bookmarking before your next wrapping attempt.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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6 /36: The Wrap Life Tiffany wrap

6/36 :The Wrap Life Tiffany wrap

Tiffany wrap, $24 at The Wrap Life

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12 /36: Fanm Djanm Starry Night wrap

12/36 :Fanm Djanm Starry Night wrap

Starry Night wrap, $38 at Fanm Djanm

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18 /36: Elinorah Foundation head wrap

18/36 :Elinorah Foundation head wrap

Foundation head wrap, $20 at Elinorah

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24 /36: Cee Cee's Closet Ijeoma wrap

24/36 :Cee Cee's Closet Ijeoma wrap

Ijeoma wrap, $38 at Cee Cee's Closet

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30 /36: Asodara Akintunde wrap

30/36 :Asodara Akintunde wrap

Akintunde wrap, $75 at Asodara

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36 /36: Royal House of Wraps Golden Spice wrap

36/36 :Royal House of Wraps Golden Spice wrap

Golden Spice wrap, $24 at Royal House of Wraps