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Tie your own 'GELE' (head gear :)

Updated on May 17, 2013

the paper-like head tie(Gele)

You can learn this in the comfort of your room with a friend or hubby or you could do this yourself:)! Trust me! Its FUN!!

Instructions (The "Back to Front" Style)

  1. Fold the material depending on its width to make sure if covers the entire hair {how much you fold this material depends on its width}
  2. Stand in front of a mirror or a friendly guide
  3. Hold the material with the folded part away from your face.
  4. Place the material over your hair/head.
  5. Adjust the material so its middle is at the base of your neck. In doing so you will have two ends of material. Holding your head up, look straight ahead, grab the right end of the material midway to the end with your right hand and hold on to while grabbing the left end of the material with your left hand.
  6. Hold the ends close together with your thumbs, allowing the rest of your fingers to be free.
  7. . Keep holding the material with your thumbs, but use the two fingers next to your thumbs to switch the right end of the material to your left hand and the left end to your right hand. {I always find that I bend my head down when doing this or you can just take any position best for you}.
  8. Tighten the gele by pulling the ends, your right hand holding the formerly left end of the material will be up above your right ear.
  9. Let go of the left side of the material but keep still hold the right and tilt your head a bit for this neck step. Take the right end around your head with your right hand until it gets to the left ear.
  10. With your left hand, move the left end away from right side you are working with. {Now here's where you're creativity comes in} You can twist, tuck, or tie this end. If you want to make a crown gele, you're going to be tucking the ends in so no piece shows. And then you when the right end is tucked in, you will do the same with the left end.

watch how to do it here


Please feel free to drop your comments;). Thanks:)


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      anthea fortuin 8 months ago

      thank you I love this head wrap it is so regal.

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      MT 9 months ago

      Yes dear. The stiffness makes it stay on your head with different styles

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      Saundra 9 months ago

      Hello, that was wonderful, I have been wondering for a while now. Thank you, it wasn't so difficult. I see the fabric is stiff, should it always be that way?

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      MT 20 months ago

      Yes it is :). Thanks for the comments

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      Thandi 20 months ago

      I like it and it's not difficult as I thought.