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Headwrap 7 'Gele' styles to incorporate into your trad look

'Gele' or headwrap form a major style accessory for modern day traditional looks, perfect for styling 'Iro and buba'. Check out these styles for inspiration.

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'Gele' or headwrap form a major style accessory for modern day traditional looks.

READ: Learn how to tie the popular 'fan' gele

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The 'gele' is perfect for styling 'Iro and buba' ('Top and Wrapper') as it makes a major statement when tied perfect.

Tying the gele can be done with 'Aso-Oke' 'Sego Gele', Damask, Netted Aso-Oke and many more fabrics, they are chosen in standout colours that compliment the whole look.

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Gele is tied in different ways as some people love it small, medium or extremely large/standout. The most flattering ones include the ones will carefully layered/arranged overlaps in front or at the side as the go with most face shapes.

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Others include the ones where your hairstyle is revealed in the middle with the 'gele' wrapped and styled around it amongst other creative styles including the new 'Rose' styled look that's making major statements at the moment.

There are loads of styles to choose from and these ones are perfect inspirations for weddings, birthdays, church and more.

READ: Perfect way to tie turban/badu wrap

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Get inspired from the looks above. Catch a tutorial on how to tie gele below.

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