sakeenah wearing top knot head wrap


Oh, the oh so effortlessly cool front knot head wrap. It’s coveted by many, but is so difficult to perfect. Today I’m showing you how to pull off the look that Alicia Keys made famous. I’ve been approached in grocery stores, asking what scarves I use to do my wraps. I’ve had family members tell me that they have difficulty nailing this look. Well, this is how I do it.

How To Wrap A Front Knot

The NUMBER 1 most important thing in achieving this look is having the perfect scarf. This scarf should ideally be, 100% cotton, and BIG! In fact, I use a 100% cotton sarong from Hat Attack that measures 45in. width and 71in. length. So, if you can’t find a scarf with those measurements, try a beach sarong! Below, I’ve linked some great scarves/sarongs for this headwrap.

Cotton is not the best for African-American hair because it absorbs all of the oils of the hair, which can leave it dry and brittle. In order to prevent this, you can wear a silk du-rag underneath. I choose not to. It’s up to you!

Confession: The number 1 reason I wear this style is because I often do bantu knot outs. I wear this while my hair is knotted. I also wear this style when I’m getting closer to wash day and my hair is looking tired. This look is great if you are transitioning your hair from relaxed to natural, for a day at the beach, and if you want to add a little flare to your style.

sakeenah wearing a head wrap

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