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Gele – The Nigerian Woman’s crown…

In Nigeria, when we say that the hair is a woman’s crown, we take it very seriously. We have various ways of adorning our heads, besides braiding or styling our hair. One of such way is the Gele or head gear, which is usually made of woven threads like the one shown in the picture or other materials. Gele has become an integral part of our grooming and our culture, as such, every makeup artist in Nigeria is tasked with the responsibility of learning how to tie gele artistically. If you ever visit Nigeria, ask someone to dress you up for a typical Nigerian social event and you’ll find that the gele completes a woman’s appearance.

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