BEAUTY — the negro act of 1735

Headwraps In History

"I wear a headwrap because a headwrap is a crown, and I am a queen." [-Erykah Badu] 

Headwraps have been a thing since the early 1700s within African culture. African women used headwraps as a way of head adornment.  The headwraps were a way to determine the age, marital status, and prosperity of the woman wearing them.

I honestly wear a Headwrap for those times when my crown needs some adjusting (aka my hair is jacked up.) I got into wearing Headwraps soon after having my son. The postpartum shedding was way...