The rest of the world has cottoned on to something we in Africa have known all along – the doek look is hot! Whether you’re having a bad hair day, or you want to try a glam new look, we’ve got some ideas for how you can tie your doek, turban or headscarf.

 

DIY TURBAN
This one’s especially great if you’re trying to hide dirty hair or if your braids are growing out as the whole top of your head is covered.

 

To start, tie back your hair into a bun or ponytail. Fold a large scarf into a triangle, and throw over your shoulders like a shawl.

 

Bring the back point of the triangle to the top of your head, then cross over the two side points, and twist around twice, to make a knot.

 

Bring the sides to the back of your head, and tie securely, then tuck all loose ends in.

 

RETRO HEADSCARF
Throwback to the 50s with this trendy vintage-inspired look. Fold a square scarf into a triangle, and place it over your shoulders like a shawl.

 

Pick up the two ends, and tie them at the top of your head. Bring the point of the triangle to the top of your head from the back, and place over the first tie.

 

Tie the longer parts of the scarf once again to secure them. To finish, just tuck in any little bits left sticking out.

 

ROSETTE
You can alternate this look between the front, side and back of your head for different looks. Start with the long, folded edge of a rectangular scarf across your forehead.

 

Tie the scarf with the crossover where you want the rosette to be. Twist one of the ends tightly, and wind round to create a rosette, then tuck in to secure. Repeat with the other end of the scarf. Voila, all done!


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