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7 Best Silk and Velvet Durags

Whether you spell it “durag,” “doo-rag” or “do-rag,” one thing’s for sure: Men and women love them because they serve a purpose and make a fashion statement.

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Many people like to wear them to compress and define the curls in their hair to achieve the look of “waves,” but they’re popular just as a fashion statement, too, especially by celebrities like Jaz-Z, Solange Knowles and Rihanna.

Although there is no specific inventor of the durag, using a scarf to keep hair in place rose in popularity in the 1970’s and became a must-have of hip-hop style in the ’90s and early 2000s. Durags are often made from silk or velvet-like fabric. Here, we’ve found 7 of the best durags available right now. Got others to add? Just let us know.

Velvet Durag by Royal Waves

The Basics: These durags are sold in packs of two and come with a free dome (wave) cap! Material is soft and stretchy and the seams are triple stitched so they won’t rip.

Why We Love Them: We love that each pack comes with a black durag, and then a choice of another color like purple or green.

What People are Saying: People say this durag stays put even when sleeping, and they’re happy with the seller’s customer service.

Check prices and read reviews here.

Tatuo Stretchable Velvet Durag with Long Tail and Wide Straps (6)

The Basics: Made from stretch velvet, these durags have an extra wide strap and longer than usual tail that measures 41”. Fabric is breathable and fade-resistant.

Why We Love Them: As my mother said, if you find something you like, buy another. In this case, this comes with six different durags in different colors, meaning they’ll go with anything.

What People are Saying: People say they’re soft, stretchy, and colors are as advertised.

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DIY Military Camouflage Silky Durags

The Basics: Made from satin-like polyester and a bit of Spandex, these durags have extended strings for easy tying and ultimate compression. Sold in packs of three or four.

Why We Love Them: You can’t go wrong with a classic camo pattern, and we like the playful colors.

What People are Saying: Most are surprised by the quality given the low price. Some complain they’re a bit small.

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VereBeauty’s Velvet Durags

The Basics: Made of soft velvet, this durag is large enough to cover long hair, and can be tied tightly to fit any head size. They’re breathable and comes with a silky polyester liner to absorb sweat and prevent friction.

Why We Love Them: There’s truly a pattern for everyone. As we’ve said before, we can’t resist headscarves with cherry blossoms on them!

What People are Saying: People rave about the quality and texture of the fabric.

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Samserot Starry Sky Pattern Velvet Durag with Extra Long Tail

The Basics: With triple outside seaming, this durag is made of a smooth, thick, and stretchable velvet. The tail is extra long tail at 42”.

Why We Love Them: It’s all about the cool galaxy pattern! We like that they’re different than most durags.

What People are Saying: The vibrant pattern is what most people talk about, and that it’s thick and rugged.

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Ashilisa Two Tone Velvet Durag

The Basics: Made from a silky velvet fabric with stretch elastic, this durag has a snug fit, an

Extra-long tail and wide headwraps for extra hold.

Why We Love Them: These won’t rip like other durags since the seams are quadrupled stitched.

What People are Saying: People buy this for the two tones, but they love that it’s soft and comfortable.

Check prices and read reviews here.

Worthits Durags Silky Durag with Long Tail

The Basics: This silk-like durag has a satin lining that is breathable and stretchy.

Why We Love Them: We love the tropical-inspired pattern and summery colors.

What People are Saying: People say this one is a msut-have for their durag “collection.”

Check prices and read reviews here.


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