Head wraps not only rescue a bad hair day, but are great accessories. I spoke to Maletsatsi Moleli, the founder of By Maletsatsi who shares six ways one can style a head wrap.
6. Front bun
Tie the wrap from back to the front in a knot. Repeat the knot, wrap the first tail clockwise around the knot and tuck it in. Wrap the second tail anticlockwise around the knot and tuck it in.
5. Pop up
If you want to show off your long hair, tie your hair in a ponytail. Place one tail of the wrap on your head and wrap around the head and ponytail. Tuck the other tail inside the wrap.
4. All tied up
Tie the wrap from the back to the front in a knot. Repeat tying knots and finish off by tucking in the tails (once short). Be careful not to tie your wrap too tight as this may cause discomfort.
AFRICAN QUEEN. Nandi Madida in a head wrap. Picture: Andile Mthembu.
3. Hair band
This works better with smaller wraps. Fold the wrap into a desired width and tie it from the back to the front in a knot. Tie the tails together into a bow and tuck the loose ends inside the wrap.
2. Flower wrap
Tie the wrap from the back to the front in a knot. Repeat the knot and tie the tails together into loose bow and style the bow the way you want it.
1. Classic wrap
Place the wrap around your head and lave the overlapping tails in the front. Repeat from the back and tuck the tails in from the front.
* For more head wrap tips, visit www.bymaletsatsi.co.za