Let’s take it back to the 90s when we were feeling ourselves (and for some of us) just beginning to delve deeper into melding with our Blackness or Afrocentric-ness thanks to the musical vibes and lyrical call to education from beautiful ones like Erykah Badu and Angie Stone. Let’s take it back even further to the times when we stood tall in all of our knee-deep-in-the-middle-of-puberty glory, studying our faces and watching ourselves through the steamy condensation of the bathroom mirror while a fluffy white towel graced our heads and we celebrated about how beautiful we were and how royal we looked with our towel crowns.
Head wraps evoke a sense of beauty that’s hard to put your finger on. Maybe that’s why almost anything you wrap your hair in can work. It’s the sense of the crown on top of your head and awakens your inner Queen. Erykah even did it with a bed sheet and looked regal and let’s not even get started on our inspiration, Jeneil Williams. So beautiful that we just can’t.
Even though it’s winter, there is no reason that a queen should be without her crown nor should her head go cold. We’ve got you (covered).
HOW TO WRAP YOUR HAIR IN A SWEATER
This style is really easy to replicate. The easiest way to pull this off is to pick a chunky turtle neck sweater so that the neck acts as the base on your head. Pull the neck or top of your sweater over your head to secure it and start wrapping and knotting the body and arms of the sweater around your head. Your first wrap around your head should end with a knot which will help to secure it to your head. Wrap and tuck more and finish securing it with safety pins (if you need it). Do this until you have the look you want. There is no right or wrong way to create a sweater head wrap but you must wear it with confidence because confidence it what takes this look from “pretty” to “Queen.”
The Face: Paris McCoy. The Styling and Photography: Angel Jordan.
[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published February 2105 and has been revamped and updated for comprehensiveness as of January 2106]