Why do the tuaregs wear dark blue..??? Hi, I tried to find a suitable forum for this question...this seemed to be the most appropriate. The Tuaregs living in the Sahel/Sahara region in North Africa cover their body completely in dark dark blue clothing. A long time ago I read somewhere that covering their entire body in this color is the best way to keep the water balance and the heat away. Does anyone know the physical explanation behind this.? Does not dark clothes absorb more energy than white clothes (so wearing dark clothes should be much warmer)...??? regards t.