Can Women Wear a Durag?

The durag may be the essential hair accessory to create beautiful 360 waves, but just because it is mostly seen on men's heads doesn't mean it's not just for men.

❌ This stereotype needs to stop existing! As women, we can also totally embrace it. But why wear a durag when you're a woman?

There are many reasons and we'll tell you right now why we should never hesitate to tie this piece of fabric around our head!

Why wear a durag when you are a woman?

For our hair

On this point, no difference between the sexes! πŸ‘¨πŸΎπŸ¦± πŸ‘©πŸΎπŸ¦±

Our naturally frizzy afro hair tends to get dry and brittle quickly if we don't take care of it. That's actually why we multiply moisturizing and strengthening masks to have beautiful hair. ✨

And in this regard, durag can help in 2 different ways:

πŸ‘‰πŸΎ During the day, it creates a barrier against the sun and pollution and keeps all the moisture in the hair fiber, especially if it is made of silk or velvet. As a result, the hair dries out less quickly.

πŸ‘‰πŸΎ During the night, it effectively prolongs the care that we were able to do before going to bed. Our hair then benefits throughout the night from intense hydration!

For our hairstyle

Even if you're not looking to get waves!

Women's durag isn't just useful for 360 waves: it can also help us keep our hair intact for longer. πŸ‘πŸΎ

We can especially think of 2 very specific situations:

πŸ‘‰πŸΎ When we straightened our hair: As we plate it against our skull, from the root, it then regains its natural curly/curly look less quickly. The hairstyle can stay in place all day, which is perfect if we just happen to have a date or an event planned for the evening and can't go back through the house...

πŸ‘‰πŸΎ When you've got locks: The durag is then used to protect them from rubbing against the pillow. Worn overnight, it helps them stay pretty longer, without all those little hairs that end up escaping!

For the style

You don't necessarily need a reason to wear a durag!

It is indeed becoming more and more a real fashion accessory, and as it comes in many materials and especially in different colors and patterns, it can easily be coordinated with any outfit.

Depending on our look of the day, we can opt for :

  • A classic, plain durag in a not too flashy color for great elegance. ✨
  • A patterned durag, very feminine with flowers or on the contrary, rather streetwear skulls. πŸ’€
  • An evening durag, with sparkling colors or with a satin fabric for the class it brings. πŸ‘ 

Conclusion: Can women wear a durag?

Of course women can wear a durag!

As a hair accessory, it can be very practical to take care of our hair and keep a perfect hairstyle all day long (after a straightening, for example).

And as a fashion accessory, it's even more useful since thanks to the different fabrics and numerous patterns, it's easy to find the perfect one to create a top look! πŸ”₯