This Video Unpacks the Complex History of the Headwrap

The deep-rooted history of the headwrap is explored in a new clip from Racked.

Headwraps are a hair staple for many black women, and for good reason. Whether they're worn to save us from a bad hair day, as a cultural marker, or to make a bomb-ass fashion statement, headwraps always come through.


They're not just any old accessory, though. Headwraps have a complex and politicized history in the U.S., that's not commonly discussed.

A new clip from Racked, unpacks the story of the headwrap, from it's early use as a means of subjugating black women, to its transformation into a symbol of pride and resistance.

Headwraps carry more than just hair, their history is incredibly multilayered—just like the women who rock them.

Watch the clip below.

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