Wave Check! Why Is It A Trending Topic ???

I’m sure any social media savvy would have come across a video a few months back where some students went around the school uncovering students with du-rags so they can wave check them. Now, wave check is not some vague word, it is removing someone’s du-rag so you can find out if their hair is wavy or not. It’s gone beyond just confirming whether someone’s got a wavy hair to some sort of competition or fun. There are always some spectators and a judge most likely whenever a wave check between guys comes up. The best waver or winner is the one with the highest audience reaction. 

This wave culture has transcended times and no one can actually claim its origin. However, it’s always been attached to the African Americans way back late 19th century to the early 20th century. The fact that it was only worn by these people gave it a bad impression. This is not to digress into how these Black Americans had to fight for their rights or how they were unduly imprisoned. So, it was always seen as the gangster’s fashion. This reveals why some schools’ management would see wearing du-rags as gansterism. Too bad, African Americans always are given bad badges even to something as little as fashion. Make sure you grab you a durag from us here.

How then did this wave check idea begin? 

For as long as there’s been wave concept, wave check has been in vogue. The existence of the du-rag has been sustained because of the wave culture. Even when it was seen as an obsolete fashion, it was still sustained because wavers had to wear it. . So, wavers kept on wave checking their fellows who had the du-rags on. 

This thrived until putting on du-rags came back to the limelight. It even got much more exposures to the media as celebrities like ASAP Ferg and Drake began to wear them. These celebrities, however, were wavers. As we know with media and its influence on people’s fashion style, individuals who had no wavy hair started wearing du-rags for fashion. The advent of the hip-hop trend gave rise to people wearing du-rags even in public and not for its initial purpose of coverage but as a hip hop style. 

So, the idea of wave check was to truly show the real deal under the du-rag. That is, if you have wavy hair, you can put on the du-rag as was part of the trend then but you certainly won’t be upset or be taken unawares when someone comes up to check. It’s to show that there’s always a readiness to show off the waves even though the du-rag is constantly worn. It just gives the thrill that though the du-rag is fashionable, the wave is more. 

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Obviously people without waves wore du-rags all day without uncovering their hair because they were ignorant of its purpose in the first place. And with regards to the wave culture, I think these guys were actually disguising or pretending to be wavers when they were not. 

Obviously people without waves wore du-rags all day without uncovering their hair because they were ignorant of its purpose in the first place. And with regards to the wave culture, I think these guys were actually disguising or pretending to be wavers when they were not. 

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