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KISUA gifted me this lovely head scarf when I was out at the She Leads Africa event in Joburg! I was excited and so I got this brilliant idea to try different styles with it! I figure this will have me and YOU covered for future “What do I do with this hair/braids” days!

In fact, these styles add a lot of versatility while wearing a protective style. It can get seriously boring when you don’t have the afro to play with, which is what led me to this post. SO, let me know which head wrap style is your fav in comments! ๐Ÿ˜€



Super easy boho-chic style and a personal go-to! Simply fold the fabric into desired size and wrap around with one one or two knots at the back. This was one tie and it felt comfortably snug. I think it’s mostly because of the type of fabric. Tie it until it feels comfy and not so tight that you end up with a headache at the end of the day ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya’ll feel me! You can also make the band thinner, covering your forehead less, great simple look!



A lot of sistas wear this look. Especially with all the hair wrapped up under the scarf. It’s a classy, classic look and I guarantee you can never go wrong with this look. The trick here is making sure the hair or braids are pulled back, a ‘cleaner’ look that exposes more face as opposed to what you’ll see in the next style…



This style is one of my favorites. Similar to the classy classic but with a bit more hair to show off. Indie with an afro twist which is great as a summer festival look! Choose this style if you want to show off your tresses. It’s also simple to put together, you can either cover yourย  whole head with the wrap and the ends of the scarf being tied at your forehead (or you can make the scarf a band like I did here) then twirl, twirl, twirl and tuck!



I love this look. Stumbled upon it as I was trying something else. So unique. I made a band out the scarf, wrapped it around the head and made a bow with the ends on one side of my head. I tucked away the one end of the bow and ended up with this look! Never seen this one before, that’s for sure! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yey me! hahah If you’ve seen it, pretend you haven’t, don’t bust my bubble okay ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€



The title says it all. You need to get the heck out of the house, need something quick and cute. Get your tresses into two big braids or twists and wrap the scarf either fully over the head or into a head band and GO!


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This gives me BOOM-SHAKA and Janet Jackson vibes at the same time. Love it. Great for date-night or girl’s night out, whatever have you, when you want to dress up and keep an Afro-chic look. This will be great with an afro too! Imagine a twist-out coming out as bangs in the front and a high puff coming out at the top! I love love love this look. Don’t you?!

Okay, I’m officially going to give you the same style series as this one with my fro once the protective style comes out!



Alright!! Last but certainly not least is this dope style, “The loc’d up sista”. Named it this because it has MEGA JAH SISTA vibes. Feel me? ๐Ÿ˜€ I imagine long long locs beautifully pouring out of this wrap ๐Ÿ˜ฏ. I started off by tying the hair up in a high pony tail, then working the scarf magic. I wrapped it all around and finished off with the ends at the top by that imaginary hair band! Feel me?

Yeah, I know, instructional video woulda been better but guess what? I believe in YOUR imagination and creativity ๐Ÿ˜€

So there you go hunnies. Quick fun post for you. Did you like it ? and which look is your fave? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to drop your email in the box below for notifications on the next post.

Your girl,


Peace and Nappy Love





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  1. oh my i love the girl’s night out 90’s afro chic and the loc’d up sista ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love the classic hipster…Oh and the loc’d up sista is quite hot!

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  3. Loc’d up sista is really good, looks very good on my girlfriend.

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  4. Oh my! You look amazing! This scarf and this lipstick – perfect match! Love it so much!

    Cheers, Eliza |

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  5. I’ve seen a lot of women doing this lately! It’s such a trend. I love the fresh color on you and it suits you so well. This must be really inspiring for so many of us ๐Ÿ™‚


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  6. The head scarf is gorgeous and I am loving the Egyptian Queen look! Also your lipstick goes perfectly with the looks.

    Zara ||

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  7. Nice looks! it’s amazing how many different styles you can do with just one scarf. Locโ€™d up sista is my favorite of these. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. I love all the different styles! I think number 6 and 7 are my favorites.

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  9. Really like the classic hipster look a lot! In general wrapping your hair fits you quite well!

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  10. Love using scarves when I have braids, there’s a few styles I haven’t tried! I’ve been meaning to go to She Leads Africa Event!!! Have to wait for them to come back to London x

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  11. I love the Egyptian Queen!! I didn’t even know you can make that many different hairstyles with just one scarf ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll try some of these head wrap styles myself asap.

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  12. #2 and #6 would be my favourites! i have been watching tutorials like this in youtube before during summer in dubai, coz i totally need to tie my hair as the weather was soo hot

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  13. You look perfect …My favorite is the Egyptian Queen ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Wow these colors look amazing on you! I love the classic hipster the best. Ree love30

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  15. First of all, what a gorgeous print and colours. You’re so good at making different styles and every one of them suits you so well – stunning! I wish I could pull some of those styles off.

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  16. You are so creative, I think if I got that gorgeous scarf I wouldn’t know what to do with it hahaha. I often have those days when I don’t know what to do with my hair so this is something that could bring some good change in my weekly looks. Oh, and the locโ€™d up sista is my fav!

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  17. I got to say the “let me step out real quick” and the “classic hipster” may be favourite looks, plus I love that your lipstick and head wrap match super cute ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Hi Thuli
    Unrelated question.
    what brand of dye did you use to colour your hair in? Hoping to dye mine but worried about the many harsh brands there are out there.
    thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. The color combo is legit out of this world! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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