At my event in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely naturalistas and many of the bellas who attended were entrepreneurs, bloggers and generally interested in fashion and beauty. One of the ladies who I met was the lovely Thomasina Greaves, creator of teeshirt line Love Me As I Am. In addition to creating really chic natural hair loving tees, Thomasina came to my event rocking her natural hair in SUCH a cute wrapped up style, I needed to get the breakdown on how to do it myself!
Thomasina was kind enough to send a step by step breakdown, so you too can try her special head scarf style! Take it away, Thomasina!
Any naturalista wanting to give this a try should have the following:
– A fabulous head scarf or cloth of personal choice (square-ish in shape… can be slightly rectangular)
– A head full of fly natural coils, kinks or curls
In preparation for this look, I separated a front portion of my hair (the part I wanted to leave out), and pulled the rest back into an afropuff. I then diagonally folded the head scarf to form a triangle. Now it’s time to get your wrap on…
Wrap Step 1: Place the pointy part of the triangle on the top of your head, behind the section of hair to be left out
Wrap Step 2: Take the two ends (left side and right side) and hold them over your head and tie them together
Wrap Step 3: Pull the two ends securely on top of your head. If you want, at this point you can fluff the middle of the head scarf up (this is the area behind the tie)
Wrap Step 4: Of the two loose ends that are now hanging, take one end and tuck it within the opposite corner of the head scarf
Wrap Step 5: Now take the other end and tuck it within the other corner of the head scarf. Now you are done and can manipulate the top of the head scarf to your liking, and fluff out the hair that is left out
Wrap Step 6: This is not a step but rather a view of how the wrap should look when you have tucked away the ends
Wrap Step 7 & 8: These are side views of the finished head wrap
Wrap Step 9: This is a back view of the finished head wrap
Wrap Step 10: This is a front view of the finished head wrap… smile!
Thomasina’s teeshirt line Love Me As I Am is super cute, and all designed by her. As she explains: “Love Me As I Am is a line meant to encourage women to embrace and celebrate the natural beauty of their coils, curls, and waves in ALL of its glory. The original artwork on each shirt showcases one of four curly haired depictions of a lady without eyes. This is because each illustration serves as a representation of any and everyone, irrespective of background. I believe that it is a woman’s prerogative to switch things up and don different hairstyles. But when looking for that next new ‘do, lest she not forget her roots — whatever naturally adorns her crown, because as you know natural is beautiful!”
Check her out here! Thanks for the tutorial, Thomasina!!