How To Tie A Doek With Braids

Welcome to my blog post where I will be showing you how to tie a doek with braids. A 'doek' is a traditional head wrap worn by many different cultures for various reasons. Whether it's for religious reasons, cultural celebrations, or simply for style, tying a doek is a skill that many people have mastered. However, combining braids with a doek can be a little challenging but don't fret, I am here to guide you every step of the way.

  1. What You Will Need
  2. Step-by-Step Guide on How To Tie A Doek With Braids
    1. Step 1: Preparation
    2. Step 2: Positioning the Doek
    3. Step 3: Braiding up the nape of your neck
    4. Step 4: Folding the Doek
    5. Step 5: Tying the Doek
  3. Conclusion

What You Will Need

Before we begin, let's get familiar with the things you'll need to make this happen.

  • A doek of your choice. (Preferably a large square-shaped doek)
  • Braids (Up to your nape)
  • Some bobby pins

Step-by-Step Guide on How To Tie A Doek With Braids

Step 1: Preparation

Brush your hair back to make sure it's smooth and there are no bumps.

Step 2: Positioning the Doek

Place the doek on your head with the corners facing forward and the back. Make sure half of the doek covers your hair and the other half is hanging over.

Step 3: Braiding up the nape of your neck

Gather your braids and twist them into a single braid. Bring the braid up to your nape and make sure it's tight so that it doesn't slip out when you tie the doek.

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Step 4: Folding the Doek

Take the left corner of the doek and tuck it under the right side.

Take the right corner and bring it over to the left side.

Bring the top corner down to the bottom of the doek.

Take the bottom corner up to the top of the doek.

Step 5: Tying the Doek

Hold the doek in place with one hand while using the other to tighten the doek around your head.

Take the two hanging corners and cross them behind your head.

Bring them over to the front, twist them around each other, and bring them to the back again.

Secure the doek and the braid with some bobby pins.


Tying up a "Doek" with braids is a skill that can take a bit of practice, but with the right steps, you can create a beautiful, unique head wrap style that you will love. So, grab your doek, braids, and bobby pins and get creative. Don't forget to make sure that everything is in place and that you're comfortable with the way it looks before stepping out.

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