Today marks the start of #DuragHistoryWeek, a social media and worldly event in which the durag is celebrated.
You see, durag's have been around for eons, arguably since the beginning of time.
To really see the durag's mark on history, you just have to look...closely.
But it wasn't until last year that it was declared a national week and propelled into the spotlight.
Durags are largely popular in African-American and urban communities. They are used to "preserve" or "keep fresh" one's waves (which are controlled hair curls). But because of the Internet (and urban culture) the durag has become more accepted widely.
Even when driving an exotic car, Eddie Murphy isn't ashamed to rock his durag.
Here, we see WWE CEO Vince McMahan rockin' a durag during a wrestling event. It arguably gave him more strength and power.
The church stands in support of durags.
The President of the United States of America is in support of durags.
Batman stands in support of durags.
Prince, always a rebel and risk taker, wears customized durags setting for a trend and establishing his individuality.
But don't get it twisted, durags know no sex or race. They can be used by anyone!
Eminem event accepted his 2003 Grammy Award win wearing a durag, surround by his crew, also wearing durags.
Here we see Justin Timberlake rocking a modified version of the durag back in the 90s.
Whether you have hair or not you can still rock a durag.
Durags can be dressed up...
Or dressed down.
They have a dual use especially when one is in dessert conditions.
And sometimes (because of excellent marketers) they come alongside one's favorit spirit.
Sometimes they even help one mask their emotions when receiving an unexpected text message.
More recently, durags have crept into high fashion...(this is cultural appropriation, but I digress)...You still need to be aware of the durags power and influence.
Not only are durags fashionable, they've also righted wrongs.
In conclusion, enjoy national #DuragHistoryWeek, go forth, and be fresh!
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