First things first, a durag serves a function. For men of color, durags are a preservation tool. To put it simply: after you brush your hair you can mess it up as it rubs on your pillowcase when you sleep.
A durag not only preserves the brushing but through consistent wearing, gives the effect of “waves” wherein your hair creates a radial effect from the crown. Durags can be worn with cornrows too, keeping them friction and frizz free for at least a while. So at its core, a durag is a hair maintenance device that had early beginnings in women’s hair wraps. But somewhere along the way it became known as a hell of a lot more