African head wrap styles

African head wraps are one of the most versatile of all fashion accessories.

According to PBS, “Head wraps originated in various parts of Africa, particularly in West Africa.” Over the years head wraps have gone from “an object of oppression” to “a vehicle of empowerment and a memento of freedom.” Today, absolutely everyone is wearing them, even celebrities such as Solange and Beyonce Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian and Eva Mendes.

They can be worn alongside your hair or to completely cover your head. The way you choose to wear your head wrap is completely up to you and is a great way for you to showcase your personality.

Check out these 3 amazing yet simple head wrap styles by the gorgeous moe_dadiva. They include the simple top knot, double twisted crown and empress crown:

💕👑💕 Here are 3 VERY SIMPLE turban/head wrap CROWNS for all you queens! 💕👑💕#MoeDiva ¥ • ¥ I achieved these looks with the beautiful "Adesola" Ankara head wrap from the Queen of Kank Collection curated by the owner of @kinkycurlyyaki (@queenofkank) & available exclusively on their site. They have MANY gorgeous, colorful, authentic Ankara wraps to choose from! ¥ • ¥ As always, use my code MOEDADIVA when you shop with them. ✨ 💁🏾The wig I'm wearing is their Kinky Blow Out lace front 22" 💁🏾✨ ¥ • ¥ Be sure to subscribe to my YT…..this'll be my first video on the channel since I had to start over in September 😞. I'll have a 4th bonus turban style (pictured in previous post) & a talk through with details of how I created each of these looks! Full video will be up on Monday! ¥ • ¥ 💕 YT LINK IN BIO 💕 ¥ • ¥ #turban #headwrap #ankara #naturalhair #queens #protectivestyles #beauty #blackwomen #melanin #style #lotd #motd #hotd #hairstyles #beautyhacks #beauty_features #hairmakeupdiary #curlbox #hair_videos #hair_curls @hair.videos @hair.curls @essence #stylevideos #kinkychicks #crown #love #style ¥ • ¥ 🎵 Song: Korede Bello – Do Like That 🎵

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Here is another fantastic tutorial video showing ten super stylish head wrap styles:

And for a little more inspiration, check out this amazing shoulder lean head wrap rap by the super talented Jodie-Simone:

Hey BEATifuls, It's Jodie-Simone back with this weeks #WrapWednesday! Today I have wrapped it up with The #ShoulderLean Headwrap! Using an @adukuaccessories Asantewaa headwrap 😘 A Headwrap inspired by the Black Moors of the past. This Headwrap is fit for a King or Queen and a great way to pay homage to those who came before us. 😜😘👑 What beat are you wrapping to today? 😬👳🏾‍♀️🙌🏾 #headwrap #naturalhair #rap #hiphophippy #poet #blackgirlmagic #blackbeauty #feminist #artist #selflove #Divinefeminine #protectivestyling #womanist #crown #queen #princess #winter #consistency #wrapreneur #hairthebeat #headwraptutorial #queenery #king #wakanda #blackpanther #moors #wakandaforever #htbwraprap

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