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How To Tie Nigerian Gele (Video Tutorial)

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 Gele is as we all call it is a yoruba word for female head wrap but we the Ibo's call it Ichafu isi. In those days, gele head tie was used as a show off of wealth and social status; it is also a way to indicate a woman's marital status and must have for women of class.  Gele Head Wrap is a fashion style that has been our culture for years.These head tie comes in different colours, designs and fabrics like the Aso-oke, Damask , Jubilee and brocade, It  looks firm, though flexible but learning how to tie gele was a tough job. 

In recent times it has become an important fashion accessory for many Nigerian women but the problem still remains many ladies find it very difficult to tie gele perfectly by themselves. This Video tutorial will teach you how to tie a Gele to complement your beautiful dress making look elegant at any occasions such as Traditional marriages, wedding, Naming Ceremonies or parties. Below is a gele tying video tutorial.

 # VIDEO: HOW TO TIE THE GELE WITH LAYERS WITH FINE LAYERS IN FRONT - 10 EASY STEPS

  • Pack your hair to the back with a band or wear a wig cap to avoid any obstruction
  • Start from front, Place the gele over your head to the back 
  • The right side should be longer than the left to enable it go round twice
  • Wrap it over your head nicely, covering your ears
  • The short hand goes in while the long comes out to the front
  • Place it over making the front again but make sure it is nice and flat as possible to enable you get fine layers in front
  • Hold and fold one side as though you are making a hand fan, and fold it
  • Ensure you make those layers as you are folding it on top
  • Pull both edges of the wings very tight to get good layers
  • Put one side into the other and Pull tighter and tie

Note: If it is not well folded, try and adjust however you want it to create more beautiful layers and that is it you are done. 

NIGERIAN GELE STYLES



Do you know well tied Gele can compensate even a not so great looking outfit? So far gele has grown to be an act of creativity and cultural  self-centeredness, gele styles have become the main  focus  of attention at most occasion. Nigerian head ties now comes with styled edges, some are even embroidered and hand-beaded.  Most hair dressers and makeup artists like Fatimakeover and Bmproknows  how to tie the gele (in different) styles and also provide services such as tie Gele. 



NOW YOU KNOW GELE TYING IS NOT AS THOUGH AS EXPECTED

Gele is made of thick material to enable you create those beautiful layers into different gele shapes and styles head wrap styles is worn all over Africa but the Aso-Oke material is Nigerian,  but other high end fabrics  like Jubilee, Damask and brocade  are from Switzerland, Holland and Austria.

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