5 stylish durags that are way too cool for just your sleeping space

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By now, people should know that hair is not “just hair.” That crown on the top of your head is a verifiable form self-expression.

Stylish durags are on the rise as more Black folks lean into natural hair care. The coolest thing about this durag movement? It’s gender-free. Historically, Black men have rocked silk durags to maintain their waves or protective styles. However, as people continue dissociating fashion with gender, Black folks of all genders have embraced durags as a trendsetting statement piece. Plus, a durag protects your hair from curious hands.

As with many things these days, you can thank TikTok for the current popularity of stylish durags. Black creators continue to set trends across social media. However, the movement of stylish durags has made it all the way to Melrose Place in Los Angeles, where a 20-year-old is opening up the first Black-owned luxury durag shop.

Durags are definitely having a rebirth, and if you want to step up your game, here are some styles to get you started.

1. Atira Lyons Amora Durag, $44.44

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It’s spring and there’s no shame in rocking pink with melanin. This bubblegum pink velvet durag is great for special occasions. However, you may want to wear it on colder days to keep your head warm, too.

2. L’Rochaé Metallic Paisley Luxury Durag, $27.31

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L’Rochaé on Etsy specifically designs durags for style — not for bed. If there’s a special occasion where you want your durag to be the highlight of your ‘fit, look no further than this paisley piece.

3. BLM Silky Durags, $14.99 (Orig. $19.99)

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Durag Box has a plethora of different styles, but if you really want to make a statement without saying a word, simply sport this BLM durag. Plus, you can snag it in black here.

4. Burgundy Nipsey Hussle Silky Durag, $17.99

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Black-owned brand Ocean Motion carries this Nipsey Hussle durag so you can show your respect for one of Hip Hop’s GOATs. The durag has 39-inch straps and is made of polyester silk.

5. Red Rose Durag, $16.99

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A chic pattern can change everything about a look and this red and gold silk durag is perfect for both fashion and function.

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