Monday, October 29, 2012

(Very) Simply Wrapped Pt. 1

I'm growing my hair out. I want dreadlocks.

Until my hair grows, I plan on wearing a bunch of head scarves. I bought two on Etsy (this one and this one), and I also bought a few from Rags A Go Go in Manhattan.

Using a rectangular scarf ( about 63 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches), here's how I make a very, very, very simple head wrap. This works nice with flow-y, silky scarves, which are not too long. 

Hold the ends tight in front of you.


Pull the ends back, behind you.

Make a comfortable knot.

Make another knot, then grab the right end and tuck it in the right side. Smooth it out.

Grab the left end, and tuck it in the left side. Smooth it out, too.

Adjust how it lays in your forehead, if necessary. Move it up, move it down or a combination of both. 

Just like that. Simple, right?


  1. Could you start with braids and go to dreds once you have sufficiet length, or are dreds best started while the hair is short?

    1. I've seen people start their dreads with two-strand twists, but I'm not sure about braids. Maybe, though.

      I think it's best to have at least 2-3 inches of hair length, but I suppose you can start at any point -- as long as the hair is natural (no perm, relaxer etc.). I'm no where near that length, though. I have a few more months to go before I can actually start the locking process :)

      - David