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How To Tie That Perfect Headgear: Learn These Easy Steps

Finding it difficult to tie that perfect headgear? Try these easy tricks

Titilayo Ilori

You are not Owanbe ready until you complement that gorgeous native attire with a beautiful headgear or gele. But tying that perfect headgear is no walk in the park. Does this mean that you should miss out on turning heads at an event? Certainly not!

Today, we serve you five easy steps to tying that perfect headgear.

1. Fold your headgear into two

Make sure your headgear is long enough. In order to achieve the desired pleats on your headgear, fold your gele into two and hold each end with your hands. Place the headgear over your head and let the folded edge cover your hairline. It should be at the center, with equal amounts hanging off on both sides.


2.  Pull the two ends of the headgear backwards and cross them over each other

Take each tail of your headgear and pull it back behind your neck. Make sure your headgear is covering the two earlobes. Then cross the left side over the right and hold both ends tight so that the fabric is nice and firm across your forehead. Arrange the right side of the headgear across your forehead. Position it so the new side is just behind the previous one. Never mind that your headgear might wrinkle in the process.

3. Bring the right tail forward

You can arrange the pleats, layer by layer, from the back before bringing it forward.
Place the tail across your head. It might stop before your left ear or after, depending on how long your headgear is. Hold it firmly.


4. Bring the left tail forward

Arrange the pleats before bringing the left tail forward. Place it over the first pleated layers.  It does not matter if it covers one or two layers.

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How To Tie That Perfect Headgear: Learn These Easy Steps

5.  Tie the tail of each side together

Form pleats from the tip to the other tip of your headgear. Hold the pleats firmly in place and tie the edges of both tails together. And viola, you have got your perfect headgear!