For the look or for the perfect hairstyle? 👌🏾
If it is becoming a real fashion accessory and can quite rightly be worn to accessorize an outfit, the durag remains above all useful, especially for the hair.
But why use one?
The durag protects the hair, keeps all its humidity for a better texture and keeps it flat against the skull for waves. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, it's practical, even for braids, straightened hair, etc.
To learn more about it, we have made a small compilation of the main reasons for you to realize all the advantages that this pretty piece of fabric can have!
To protect your hair
Both day and night! 🌙
Everyone has the same problem when they wake up: due to rubbing against the pillow during the night, our hair looks like nothing. But it's even more problematic when we have curly or frizzy hair.
❌ All this rubbing tends to damage the hair!
So wearing a durag during the night serves to protect them and avoid this phenomenon. And if in passing, it allows at the same time not to have to spend too much time in the bathroom to master our mane, we will not complain.
But this little piece of silk or velvet is also very useful during the day, and that's why we see it everywhere. It's not just a fashion accessory for a perfectly mastered look! 🔥
✔️ The durag indeed protects from external attacks (sun, pollution, etc.).
We don't always realize it, but on a daily basis, we still make our hair suffer quite a bit, and that's why it sometimes quickly becomes dry or even dull. And by placing them behind this piece of fabric, we give them the protection they need.
To keep your hair clean
We're talking about hair straightened like braids! 👍🏾
There's nothing worse than spending several hours getting your hair just right and not being able to enjoy it for very long. All because our hair decided to go back to its natural shape... This is especially the case when :
👉🏾 We straighten our hair but it has already started to wave again before the day is even over.
👉🏾 We braid our hair but little hairs escape and ruin the aesthetic look in no time.
In such situations, wearing a durag can again be useful as it will keep the perfect hairstyle for longer.
✔️ Thanks to it, the hair straightened in the morning will hardly have moved once you arrive at night, which is perfect for going straight to a party!
✔️ Thanks to him, braided hair does not rub against the pillow, for example, and the braids are always so beautiful in the morning!
While it comes in many different fabrics and patterns today, you should know that it was originally worn mostly to better style the hair. When it started to be marketed, it was usually associated with cosmetics and hair care products.
Which brings us to the next point...
To maintain the moisture provided to the hair
Good texture is everything! 🔥
By its very nature, frizzy hair is drier than other types of hair, so it needs even more care than Caucasian hair. You shouldn't hesitate to nourish it with oils and creams to make it feel less rough, look healthier and be more manageable.
❌ Except that all that moisture you give them goes away very quickly!
This is due to two phenomena that we have already mentioned: the fact that they are against our pillow during the whole night and because of the weather or pollution. In addition to the rubbing, the fabric of our pillowcase tends to absorb the hydration that we bring them before going to bed. And during the day, the fact that they lose moisture is quite natural but it is often amplified by unfavorable external conditions...
This is one more reason to use a durag! It will indeed serve to lock in all the moisture provided by the treatments so that our hair can benefit from it longer. 👍🏾
✔️ It is then their texture that is improved.
Whether we wake up in the morning or at the end of a long day, we are then happy to see that our hair didn't suffer too much!
To promote the aesthetics of the waves
Durag and waves are obviously inseparable from each other! 🖤
We haven't mentioned them until now but 360 waves are another reason to wear a durag. It actually kind of combines everything we just talked about:
✔️ They don't get damaged overnight from rubbing.
✔️ Moisture is properly retained to benefit the hair.
✔️ And since the hair fiber is not dried out, the waves are immediately prettier!
But wrapping this fabric around our head also has another benefit:
✔️ It keeps the waves in place.
When we put on the durag, we indeed make it flat against our hair and it then accustoms the waves to stay flat against our skull and not to go outwards. Brushing is not the only way to have beautiful waves, this durag comes as a complement.
To make them always more aesthetic, it is moreover possible to wear it as well during the night as during the day. And it falls well, it comes in so many different styles that it is not complicated to match our day outfit! ✨
For the practical side
A reason that is too often overlooked! 👊🏾
Although the durag has been since its origins an accessory for hair care, it also has a very practical side:
✔️ It allows us to control our hair volume in many situations.
Just for sports, for example. Whether we've opted for natural hair or wear long braids, they can quickly become uncomfortable when we're in the midst of exercise.
👉🏾 Either they make us sweat too much.
👉🏾 Either they interfere with our vision.
👉🏾 Either they even whip our face....
Really not practical!
At least with a durag, everything is under control and we can give it our best shot. If we see many American athletes using one during training (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.), that's also why. And even if we are not great athletes and our sport is just going to the gym, it is still useful!