Velvet Durags

Velvet durags have gained in popularity with the new resurgence of the durag.  Whereas the classic durag was normally made from a satin mix, velvets incorporated velvet materials on the outside of the durag and have satin lining the interior.

The velvet gives these durags a unique luxurious look, in addition keeping your head warmer in the colder months.

In this page we breakdown everything you need to know about velvet durags before you purchase one!

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What's the Difference Between Velvet and Velour?

Velvet and velour typically get used interchangeably by people outside of the fashion industry, but there are big differences between them:


Velvet is woven, cut and crushed.  It is made from either polyester, rayon, or silk.  However, most velvet fabric has a blend of these three.  Velvet has a longer pile than velvet.

Velvet is woven, cut, crushed; made primarily from polyester, rayon and silk as well as blends of the three; more luxurious. Velvet pile is a bit longer than velour or velveteen with the desired effect of a standing pile.

velvet durags


Velour is dense, plush, and knit.  It is usually made of a cotton-blend and known to be stretchy.


  1. Velvet is shiner than velour
  2. Velvet is not stretchy, velour is.
  3. Velvet is a thicker fabric than velour
  4. Velvet looks more expensive and luxurious than velour.

Are Velvet Durags Good for Waves?

In our popular blog post "How Do Durags Make Waves" we mentioned that durags do not make waves.  Durags are used to protect your hair while you sleep and lay your hair flat while it is growing.

That being said velvet durags are great for waves.  While the outside is made from velvet, the inside of the durag is made from satin.  Velvets provide better compression than traditional silky durags, which can create better-looking waves.

Silk vs Velvet Durag

Traditionally durags were made from satin.  Satin is a breathable weave that generally has a dull back and a glossy surface.

While satin is a great material, it can be easily damaged if not taken proper care.

Velvet durags are more durable than satin durags.  They often look better as well because of the velvet exterior.  Satin is still lined on the inside of a velvet durag, making it perfect for your hair!

How to Tie Velvet Durags Properly in 5 Steps?

1. Place the Durag on Your Head.

  • Our durags come reversed seamed so you do not have to worry about leaving an impression in your hair overnight.
  • Line up the label and seam line with the center of your face.

2. Wrap Strings Behind Your Head

  • Take a string in each hand, pull them behind your head so that they cross in an "X" shape.
  • Pull the strings to their respective sides of your head.
  • Make sure that the strings lay between your ear and head.  Your ears should be exposed.

Flaten the strings if you do not want them to roll up.

 How to Tie Velvet Durags Properly in 5 Steps?

3. Cross the Strings in Front of Your Head

  • The strings should still be at the back of your head, now pull them back in front.  When you cross them, make sure it is at the center of your head.  Then once again pull them to the back of your head.
  • Flatten out the ties if you want them to lay flat.
  • Do not pull the ties too tight of you will get a headache.

*If you want your durag tied to the front, then stop here and tie it.

4. Tie the Strings

  • Tie the strings into a knot at the base of your skull.

5. Pull Down the Cape

  • The cape will be hanging but slightly bunched up.
  • Simply pull it down lightly.  This step adds compression for your hair.

How to Wash Velvet Durags?

Cleaning your durags are just as important as washing your hair.  Washing your durag regularly prevents smells and also grease buildup from products or your natural hair oils.

How to Wash Velvet Durags?

You should always hand wash your velvet durags.  Handwashing allowing you to carefully give your durag a deep cleaning.

  • Find some mild detergent
  • Place your durag under warm running water
  • Add a little bit of detergent on the durag
  • Begin to lightly rub the durag around allowing the suds to build up
  • As the water is running over the durag, you should see darker water appearing on the other side
  • Keep washing and rubbing until the water on the other side is clear
  • Once the water is clear and all detergent is off the durag, hang it to dry.

If you must place your durag in the washing machine.  Place it on a handwash cycle or a very light cycle.

Always air dry.


Does Velvet Durags Stain?

There are times when the color of the velvet durag might bleed on your clothing, however, this is not common at all unless you are washing it with other clothing.

Rule of thumb, always handwash your velvet durag.

Where to Buy Velvet Durags?

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Better Spirits Velvet Durag Review (Traditional vs Summer)

Different color velvet durags for any style.  Which one is your favorite?

*Products listed as summer velvets are 50% lighter and thinner than the other velvets, making them perfect for warmer weather!*


Red Velvet Durag

Blue Velvet Durag

Black Velvet Durag

Pink Velvet Durag

Purple Velvet Durag

Orange Velvet Durag

Burgundy Velvet Durag

Velvet Durags at Better Spirits

Find the perfect durag for you at Better Spirits.

The "Summer" velvet options are 50% thinner and perfect for warm weather, while the regular ones are the velvets you know and love.

Each durag is made from imported fabric and features longer strings for easy tying.

Make sure you check out the rest of our velvet options that did not make this list and remember to enter "BetterSpiritsDurags" for 15% off any and all velvet options!

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