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!!

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Ro says:
September 26, 2011, 3:14 pm
I should try this style on my locks! They aren't super-long so lets see if I can pull it off. Thanks for posting this!!
Erica says:
September 26, 2011, 6:07 pm
Thanks for this tutorial! I'll have to try this.
India says:
September 26, 2011, 8:16 pm
I <3 it! Thats a must do!
Tiffany says:
September 26, 2011, 8:24 pm
Beautiful. Can't wait to try it. Peace, Love and Chocolate, Tiffany
Thomasina says:
September 26, 2011, 9:47 pm
Glad you ladies like it the tutorial! Happy head wrapping :)
Alisha says:
September 26, 2011, 10:12 pm
This great! going to try it tonight!
Angie says:
September 26, 2011, 10:17 pm
Really cute and the model is beautiful! I might try this to work with my front in TST's... If I do I'll try to temember to send you a pic!
Alisha says:
September 26, 2011, 10:22 pm
Couple of questions: what kind of fabric are you using and how do you get the scarf to stay around your head without falling off? Every time I do it, the scarf ends up not wrapped around my head securely like yours is. Even when I try to tie it in the middle of my head (using less hair) it wont stay. :(
bella says:
September 26, 2011, 10:37 pm
I bet you can! If you pull it off, let us know!
LeenzieM says:
September 26, 2011, 10:56 pm
I love how this looks! Great tutorial, gunna try it asap ^.^
Thomasina says:
September 26, 2011, 11:43 pm
Hi Alisha, - The fabric is a piece of black cloth, straight from the fabric store... not hemmed or anything. It's made of cotton with a little bit of stretch to it. Note, when I sometimes try this style with a silk scarf, it requires more effort b/c the silk tends to slip and slide. A basic slip-free cotton is easier to handle - My afropuff underneath helps to fill out the scarf (I don't pull it tight), so it gives the cloth something to wrap around/ hold onto Hope this is helpful!
Nicole says:
September 27, 2011, 8:53 am
Love it! I'll give it a try as well.
Alisha says:
September 27, 2011, 9:13 am
It does! Thank you! I was using a silk scarf. No bueno! Thanks!
Mak says:
September 28, 2011, 11:41 am
So cute! I love the way that it looks like a bow at the top. I met her at the hair show on Sunday and got a quick tutorial from her.. Glad to see her featured on your site. I definitely have to try this!
shana says:
October 1, 2011, 8:35 am
really pretty style
Alecia says:
March 14, 2013, 4:41 am
First let me say you have a beautiful smile and thanks for guide.
ANesshea says:
February 22, 2014, 10:01 am
Omg I have been looking for a tutorial on the head wrap for a while, I think its soooo beautiful!! Do you think I can so this with my kinky twists