Summer is almost upon us and its time to figure out how we want to wear our natural hair as the weather gets warmer. We all love changing it up from season to season and while the sun beats down on us while we protest, and go about our daily lives: we STILL need to care for our hair. Summer head wraps are going to be a big fashion statement this summer.
Yes, we are BUSY but there is a lot of good coming out of this. As we navigate through turbulent times to gain the much needed freedom from police brutality, systemic racism and inequality on all fronts, more people are FINALLY buying black.
That brings me back to our summer hair plans. For black women, summer head wraps are going to be BIG this season and no better way to share your individualism, style and beauty than with some black-owned head wraps. There are a lot of brands out here so I wanted to share some I have seen who are giving you and your hair what it needs this summer.
Head wraps are worn for many reasons. From religious to fashion to protection. Many in the natural hair world have embraced them fully as they are stylish and comfortable and protect our strands from ourselves, the elements as well as the sun. Summer head wraps will be plentiful as more women (even relaxed) find them a fun way to add flavor to an outfit and mood. Just like Demi Head Wrap (above) from HoldMyCrown, they are versatile and come in a variety of colors.
The amazing part about wearing head wraps this summer is the versatility to tie them. Whether you want a beautiful bow like with the Long Kente Ankara African Print Headwrap by Novarena or if you prefer to create the tied bun in the front that covers all or most of your hair. The options are up to you. I refuse to believe you must wear it only one way or that they will be too much for summer. As we head out into that beaming sun, protection is key and the right head wrap will be perfect.
The “Remix” hair wrap from WrappedbyNellz is a popular head wrap that goes with all colors and styles. The objective is to allow your hair to be expressive while protected and most definitely optimal for days when you don’t feel like doing much to it or if it’s close to wash day. They also aid in stepping your fashion up.
Don’t sleep on turbans as they fall under head wrap gear and will be just as popular for summer head wraps. Turbans are scarves that are wrapped around although you CAN find many that you simply slip on, the traditional turban is a long scarf that gets tucked as it gets wound around and we’ve even got a short video for you!
Still need something slightly different? Well, you may be interested in trying some beautiful headbands. One of the best examples of taking headbands up to the next level is the African Print Headband by clothNcord. Headbands do not have to be boring or made of plastic. They can be colorful, comfortable, stylish and black-owned. They are a great way to secure your protective style and loose hair and allow you to be as fashionable as you please.
Summer head wraps will easily allow you to get out of the house faster too. Another reason to stock up on them as most are reasonably priced and with a lot of businesses back open, the wait times have decreased drastically. Also, let’s not forget the need to STILL wear masks and several brands have incorporated matching face masks WITH the head wrap.
Talk about fulfilling a need fashionably. The head wrap / face mask combo is BIG! More women are buying them up and for good reason. You can be stylish and smart at the same time. The ALEWA MASK AND HEAD WRAP SET. REVERSIBLE by AkeseStyleLines is just one of the popular sets that have everyone wanting one. Just one way to up the cute factor while you are out.
I just want to share another video that shows you how to tie a head wrap several ways that will give you plenty of styles to wear this summer. I cut the video to the tutorials because If you are like me, you like short videos! ENJOY!
As I said before, all brands mentioned are black owned and in need of your business. As we strive for equality in a country we built, remember the importance of supporting black businesses and realize you can do that easily. We are out here selling EVERYTHING! Rock the latest summer fashion for natural hair and know that you brought your hard earned dollars to people who look like you and me.
So, which styles are you thinking about getting? Share below Lovelies!
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