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The Difference Between Velvet and Silky Durags

What's Better: A Velvet or Silky Durag?

Durags have been around since the 19th century. Since then, they have changed over time and there are many different styles of durags. At JagRags, we have many different types of durags to match your style and cloth preferences. Picking one out can be hard, especially if you are not used to wearing them. If you want to learn about durags and the difference between velvet and silky, keep reading! 

Durags

In 19th century America, durags were introduced as a way to help African-Americans protect their hair against the elements. Today, durags are also worn to protect hair but they are also worn as a fashion statement. The modern durag comes in many different colors, patterns, and materials. So, what's better, velvet or silky?

Velvet

It can be a common misconception that velvet durags are great for creating waves. That is actually not true. While the outside of a velvet durag is more durable compared to a silky durag, the inside is lined with silky satin material. Velvet durags do create compression and are great for protecting waves because of the durable outside lining and soft inside lining.

Silky

Silky durags provide soft lining on the outside and inside. They can be more comfortable compared to a velvet durag because it does not cause as much compression. However, silky durags can be damaged more easily so it is important to properly care for your durag, especially when you are storing it away.

JagRags

Ultimately, both types of durags are great choices, it just depends on what you’re looking for! Many avid wearers of durags do have their preference, you just have to try them yourself to decide which is right for you. Whether you are looking for comfort or protection, JagRags has the perfect durags for you. Our collection is filled with different patterns and styles so that you can match the look you're aiming for.


If you’re looking for the right durag for you, JagRags has you covered. Shop our collections today to find the durag that fits your preference!