I often wear a head scarf to adorn my head. It’s a sort of apology to my body for not extending it the same courtesy. Or a ‘sorry, not today’ to my hair as it sits patiently under swathes of fabric. It’s a treat to be able to go to this look whenever I feel like it. Sometimes it’s a style saver, other times an indulgence. As a woman of African descent, I relish this part of my culture. There are many great things about being an African individual, but this small act of wrapping one’s head in a cocoon of splendid fabric feels comfortable and extravagant all at once.
Of course, anyone can wear a head scarf and many cultures have their own way of sporting this look. Yet it’s a wonder I don’t see it done more often. Are we too focused on long tresses? Or is the idea of making too much of an effort an obstacle? I’m not quite sure. But, either way, it’s worth the effort to me – especially when in this splendid royal blue!
Until next time…
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