Learn How To Tie Gele: The Best Way To Do It

Learn How To Tie Gele: The Best Way To Do It. Need Steps On The Easiest Way To Tie A Gele? Check This Post For More Information.

How To Tie Gele

Are you looking for ways to tie your gele? Are you a party guest? Then you have definitely come to the right place to get this information as I have put together in this article everything you need to know about gele tying. Tying of Gele is usually associated with Nigerian parties which are usually called “Owanbe”. If you are not careful, you might end up feeling intimidated when you see other people’s gele in a Nigerian party which is why you should not slack when tying your own gele.

Unfortunately, not many people can successfully tie a gele on their own unless they call a professional. Hence, the need for this article. You are going to learn ways of properly tying a gele in this single write up. Let’s get started.

There are one thousand and one ways to tie a gele which we cannot totally cover in this article. However, I have handpicked one that is very simple and I have highlighted easy steps that you can follow to properly tie it. One thing you should know about tying of gele is the fact that you need to be creative to be able to achieve different styles. For me, Aso oke which is associated with the yorubas is more like the easiest gele for me to tie because it is not too strong and it is not too soft as well, it lays down perfectly well.

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Here are the steps that I have highlighted below:

Learn How To Tie Gele: The Best Way To Do It


The first step you would need to take when you want to tie a very nice gele is to make your hair. You can actually tie a gele without making your hair but it might not give you that very big curve that would leave the guests staring. One other thing to note is that you cannot just make any hair for your gele because it won’t look very nice and would obstruct the tying process. When picking a hair to make, it is best you make any hair with a pony tail which would be dangling at the back.


The next step you should take after you must have made your hair is to brush your edges backwards because you would have to move the gele backwards a little bit once you are done tying to spice up your look.

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This is the first step you will make in trying to tie the gele on your head which is why you need to focus. This step is what does the trick for the whole gele process. All you have to do is to fold the gele a little bit from one end to the other end. The folding shouldn’t be big and it must be equal. You can use a sharp surface for it to lay flat very well. Once you have done this, you will then go ahead to place it on your head and then make about four or five folds. Please, before placing it on your head, make sure that one part is quite longer than the other that it can go round it the second time.

Once you have made the four or five folds on your head, you will now go ahead to cross the longer part over the shorter part at the back of the gele. Must sure you make this very tight so that it doesn’t fall off. Using the longer part, make about four or five folds as well and then wrap it around the head, straight to the back and then tie with the shorter one. You don’t have the worry if the folds you made are not quite nice after you must have tied it because you are going to adjust it. Now, make sure you tie it very tight so that the folds can lay down properly.

Now you have your gele tied, you can proceed to making the folds more perfect. It should be noted that you can easily make use of a pin if you feel you have not properly tied the gele.

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The next step you would need to take after you must have made your folds perfect is to shift the gele back a little bit so that we can see your hair line. This is actually the reason I said you should make sure you brush your edges backwards. Your gele is ready to be rocked!

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