Review: Imaka Satin Lined Head Wraps

Happy Monday!

I am all about women-empowerment, so this month I am featuring an awesome brand, owned and operated by a young woman named Chanel Oji.

Let me introduce you to her brand, Imaka:

“IMAKA, which means “You Are Beautiful”, is derived from the Igbo dialect of southeastern Nigeria. Our main mission is to inspire women of all ages and creeds to recognize and embrace their inner beauty, by allowing it to be expressed into outer beauty through fashion and beauty-care.

We deeply want to encourage women to overcome the negative stigma of “societies’ standards” of beauty, and embrace everything that makes them individually special and unique from the inside-out while looking great!

The Special Missions Collection is a line of exclusive head wraps. All proceeds from this line are donated to support the needs of missionaries in countries around the world ,who cannot provide for themselves.”

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I had the great pleasure of meeting the Founder of Imaka, Chanel Oji, in Houston, TX a few months ago. She has such a great spirit about her and her brand is amazing! She was very warm and inviting in person, and I am truly honored to be sharing with you some of the pieces from her collection.

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I created 3 fun and creative looks with the Imaka Satin Lined Head Wraps. I received 2 head wraps to review, which came in beautiful branded packaging from the company.

The 1st look I created is your classic Top Bun.

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Recreate the Look:

  1. Grab your Imaka head wrap (Purchase: HERE).
  2. Place your Imaka head wrap over your head, with the satin lining facing down (protecting your hair). Make sure both ends of the head wrap are even.
  3. Gather material to the front of your head. Use a scrunchy to tie material together (as if tying into a ponytail).
  4. Gather remaining material from “ponytail” and wrap around into a loose bun.

The 2nd look I created was inspired by African traditional culture. I am a 1st generation Nigerian (born in America), so I have many head ties (“Gele”) from my mother’s closet to pull inspiration from.

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Recreate the Look:

  1. Grab your Imaka head wrap (Purchase the one I’m wearing: HERE).
  2. Place your Imaka head wrap over your head, with the satin lining facing down (protecting your hair). Make sure both ends of the head wrap are even.
  3. Gather material to the front of your head and tie into a knot (as if tying a t-shirt into a knot).
  4. The remaining material will be used to create the “bow”. Shape into your liking for a dramatic effect.

The 3rd look I created is your classic Bow Tie.

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Recreate the Look:

  1. Grab your Imaka head wrap (Purchase the one I’m wearing: HERE).
  2. Place your Imaka head wrap over your head, with the satin lining facing down (protecting your hair). Make sure both ends of the head wrap are even.
  3. Wrap material to the back of your head, and then bring it around to the front of your head. Make sure to top is smooth over your head.
  4. Tie both ends of the material together once, then tie again (so that you have tied ends together twice, like tying shoe laces).
  5. The remaining material will be used to create the “bow”. Shape into your liking for a dramatic effect.

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Perks of Wearing a Head Wrap

I love wearing head wraps to:

  1. Add some extra flavor to my look
  2. Keep my hair protected underneath
  3. Keep my head warm during the winter months.

They are great all year long, and super versatile! I created several different head wrap looks with these pieces that you will probably see posted throughout the year on my Instagram profile (@crystalngumezi).

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Final Thoughts

What I love most about the head wraps I received from Imaka, apart from the gorgeous African design, is the fact they come with satin lining on the inside construction of the head wrap. I am #TeamNatural, so this extra and important detail is so crucial to the protection of my hair when wearing this style.

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So what do you think? Are you loving these head wraps from Imaka as much as I am?!

You can purchase your very own Imaka Head Wrap: HERE

Choose the design you love the most, create fun looks while protecting your hair underneath, and be sure to tag them on Instagram rocking your look!

Instagram: @imaka.official 

Website: www.imaka.co

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God bless,

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18 Replies to “Review: Imaka Satin Lined Head Wraps”

  1. The patterns and vibrant colors are really so gorgeous! I love all three head wrap styles you shared, especially the second one!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  2. The head wraps are absolutely beautiful and you look gorgeous in them! The how-to tips for each style are really helpful (with my hair I tend to be all thumbs.)

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope it helps you, I know how working with different hair types can be lol. Try using mousse and a brush to lay the humps down 🙂

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  3. I love bright colors and the pattern on these wraps are gorgeous. I have very short hair so not sure how this would look.

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  4. First of all, you are beautiful! Always happy to support an Igbo sister!!! Love the way you styled the wraps – will definitely be checking out her page!
    Tisha x

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  5. Ever since I cut my hair I have been loving wearing Akara headwraps. Thanks for showing off yours it looks amazing!

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