A slay that actually saves time!

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A fly head wrap can transform a look into a ~lewk~. Styling these bad boys can get tricky, though. So we asked Paola Mathé, founder of Fanm Djanm and head wrap queen, to teach us a few easy styles that anyone can do.

A fly head wrap can transform a look into a ~lewk~. Styling these bad boys can get tricky, though. So we asked Paola Mathé, founder of Fanm Djanm and head wrap queen, to teach us a few easy styles that anyone can do.

Head wraps are life! They save us from bad hair days and basic outfits. But these accessories are bigger than fashion. "Head wraps originated in various parts of Africa, particularly in West Africa," according to PBS, usually showing one's social, economic and/or marital status. The head wrap continued to evolve during American slavery, from an "object of oppression" to "a vehicle of empowerment and a memento of freedom."

In her Cornell study about the African American woman's head wrap, Helen Bradley Griebel explores this rich, complicated history: "The simple head rag worn by millions of enslaved women and their descendants has served as a uniform of communal identity; but at its most elaborate, the African American woman's headwrap has functioned as a 'uniform of rebellion' signifying absolute resistance to loss of self-definition."

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First up is Chantal, whose smizing game is truly next level. This easy, breezy style is a tension-free way for her to upgrade those long, beautiful box braids.

First up is Chantal, whose smizing game is truly next level. This easy, breezy style is a tension-free way for her to upgrade those long, beautiful box braids.

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The reimagined headband is also a winner. Remember this the next time you start taking out your braids at 10 P.M. knowing good and well you've got work in the morning.

The reimagined headband is also a winner. Remember this the next time you start taking out your braids at 10 P.M. knowing good and well you've got work in the morning.

Or for when you just wanna look cute AF.

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