For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know that I love a great head wrap! Head wraps allow me to not only embrace my culture, but to also express myself through color and style which is the opposite of my extreme introvert personality. I’ve also been dealing with hair loss for the past year due to an autoimmune disease and have been exploring different wraps and styles that give me a little boost of confidence during this emotional journey.
They’re perfect for those bad hair days we all have or even to run errands while deep conditioning. I love them so much because they come in so many bold colors and styles, which makes it easy to add a little flair to any outfit. I can effortlessly throw on my head wrap and a bold lip and I’m good to go.
I know that tying a head wrap may seem pretty intimidating, but trust me, it’s what you of make it. With the help of YouTube and a little time in the mirror, you’ll be a wrap tying queen! I love to tie mine in a series of knots followed by a few tucks and fluffs to get the desired style. One of the things I love the most is that no two wrap styles are ever the same. You can try to replicate what you did yesterday, but the wrap seems to have a mind of it’s own.
One of my all time favorite head wraps as of late has been this satin lined head wrap by Jobim Clothing that was sent to me for my review. This particular wrap is in the style “Chizoba.” What I love most besides the impeccable, vibrant colors is that it is lined with a poly-satin material, which aids to protect my natural curls from any breakage or shedding. The lining of satin is only placed in the middle of the wrap rather than the entire length of the fabric which gives me more room to groove when tying. I also love the thickness and length of this wrap (76″ x 20″) which allowed me to have more variations in style.
The only con to this wrap that I found was actually the highlight, which is the satin lining. Yes, it was extremely beneficial to have, but it did make my wrapping experience a little difficult. The wrap slid around a little and I had to make sure I had a very tight grip in order to complete the style and it not fall out of place. After a few tries, this became very minor as I completed my desired style.
I will definitely be purchasing in the future. I love the durability and I can’t get over how lovely the colors and patterns are on this head wrap. If you would like to purchase one of your own, or any other products you see at www.jobimclothing.com use the coupon code “FAVOREDFREAUXS” for 10% off your entire order.
Here’s a little bit about the creative mind and beautiful soul behind Jobim Clothing, Founder, Chanda Machebe.
Can you tell me why you started Jobim Clothing and the story behind the name?
“I started Jobim Clothing because of my love for all things Ankara and African fashion in general. It is a joy to showcase a bit of my Nigerian culture and heritage wherever I go. Before starting Jobim Clothing, I was able to have my own custom clothing made in Nigeria and I wanted to give others the opportunity to do the same here in the states. To have an outfit 100% custom to your size and liking makes you enjoy it more. It becomes more of a work of art that you’re happy to show off to others.
My creativity is expansive in some areas, but lacking in most others. I blame it on my day job as an engineer. My husband and I tried to come up with a name for days to no avail. We didn’t love anything on our list of ideas. Another day, we finally landed on Jobim which very loosely translates to “Joel is my heart”. The “J” for Joel and “obim” for my heart in the Igbo language.”
What inspires you to choose your fabric and patterns?
“Going to the market to pick out fabrics is one of my all time favorite things to do. I get there and want to buy up everything. So many options upon options. There is no real science to my selection. The number one criteria is quality. I choose only the best. It’s difficult to explain but after doing this for a while, your eye gets trained as to what to look for. Before going, I do research to find out what’s trending in Nigeria and in the US. As far as colors and patterns, I just follow whatever my eyes gravitate to. Patterns that are unique, detailed, and colorful.”
What do you want each customer to feel when they receive your products?
“I want every customer of Jobim Clothing to feel as if they’re getting something that is genuine, one of a kind, and made with love. I want them to feel as if they have received something that makes them feel bold and confident and that demonstrates their personality and character with a bit of African flair.”
What do you think makes your business different from any other in your niche?
“What sets Jobim Clothing apart from others is the extra mile I go to provide high quality products. Every piece of Ankara fabric is one that I have literally flown to Nigeria, hand chosen, and inspected myself. I am a one woman show and integrity is priceless. My desire is to provide a memorable shopping experience as I share my love for Ankara fabrics to others everywhere.
P.S. international shipping, dresses, and skirts will be launching Spring 2018”
I really enjoyed reviewing this beautiful handmade head wrap. Please take the time out to support this lovely small business owner as her business grows. You can keep up with any updates and sales by signing up on the website mailing list via www.jobimclothing.com or via social media:
Facebook: @Jobim Clothing