Step By Step Guide On How to Tie Gele
Step By Step Guide On How to Tie Gele, When it comes to traditional attires or church / wedding in Nigeria, Gele is considered to be the most preferred of all. Gele is very popular in Nigeria. It is not easy to tie a Gele, but, in many cases, you can do it yourself at home following our few steps.
Step by Step Tips On How to Tie Gele.
Before starting your casual or bridal gele, you need to make your hair. So if you have very long hair, put it up and fix it in a ponytail or a knot. You need a smooth foundation for the perfect gele. Once you put your hair up, you’d better also brush it well and mostly in the area of the forehead. You should smooth it up.
You can easily skip this step, in case if you have very short or totally straight hair. However, if you have a lot of hair or very smooth hair, you are able to use some additional cover up. Using transparent African fabric gele works very well.
Now you should take it so, that one bend is downward and the unbent edge goes up. One of the gele ends must be long and another one should stay short. It must be so long that you can wrap it at least twice around the head.
Now you should put the bent edge over the forehead. The shorter part should go down to the nape (plus 10-15 cm). You must press it tight to your head and put two ends down to your nape. You should be sure that gele covers the forehead and these two ends cover your ears.
It’s the moment when you have to adjust the gele at its topper part. You stick that unfolded end up. You should round it up a little bit and make some nice folds over the head. And that’s it. This is the most popular basic and also the simplest method of how to tie an African gele. You can do it easily with no help at all. It just needs a little practice and time. But there are a few other tricky methods. For example, you may leave both long ends of the gele and wrap one part around your head with each of them. Or, you can just create a simple zig zag pattern on the head.