The head wrap has come a long way from being exclusively worn by African women at traditional ceremonies. Head scarves or “the doek” have evolved into statement pieces for any afro chic outfit.

Not sure on how to tie your doek or just looking for new ways to do it? We visited the Doek On Fleek Market to bring you some tips.

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Tips to ensure that your doek is on fleek

* It’s better to work with a head scarf measuring 1.5 metres and longer.

* When wearing weave, put on a head stocking or bandanna to prevent your doek from slipping off.

* Where you make your first knot/ doek tie decides the strength, angle and often how much material you’ll have to shape your head scarf.

* Safety pins are essential to secure your doek where needed.

Here are some more ways to wrap your doek:

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