3 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF AS A HEADBAND

It’s no surprise that I seem to be favouring hair-related posts. In summer there’s just so much to be done with hair, no? I love adding accessories and figuring out creative ways to style my hair throughout summer including ways to wear a scarf as a headband.

I so very much love the boho-esque flair of a scarf-gone-headband. There’s just something so beach-like and airy about the style. Best of all, it suits just about any hairdo. If, like me, you have a bob, I find it’s a great way to tackle those flyaway hairs that seem to escape the hold of bobby pins. If you’re spending a day at the beach or managing your hair on a hot and humid day, these 3 ways to wear a scarf as a headband are defs a must-try.

The side bow

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This look makes me think of Miami Beach with some sort of frozen bevvy in hand. I’ve never been to Miami Beach, but nonetheless…

  1. Fold the scarf in half
  2. Wrap it once around your head starting from the top
  3. When you reach the bottom tie a bow with the scarf
  4. Pull the bow to either the left or right side of your head (whichever you prefer)

The top twist

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This is one of my favourite looks when it comes to wearing a scarf as a headband. If you prefer, you can tuck the excess scarf into the ‘headband’, though I like to leave it hangin’ lose.

  1. Fold the scarf in half
  2. Wrap it around your head starting from the bottom
  3. When you get to the top, twist the strands two times
  4. Bring the strands to the bottom of your head then tie a knot to secure it into place

The side twist

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Of the 3 looks, this one is the most unique. I created this look through a mish-mash of knots and twists, so enjoy!

  1. Fold the scarf in half
  2. Wrap it twice around your head starting from the top
  3. When you get back to the top, tie the strands once to either the left or right side of your head
  4. Next, pull both strands toward your face and tuck them under the topmost section of the headband
  5. You can simply leave a little tuft of scarf when you reach the end (as I did here) or use bobby pins to tuck and secure it into place

Tips

Day two hair works better for the above styles; the scarf will hold a lot better on ‘dirty’ hair. If your hair is particularly fine or freshly washed, douse it with a bit of hairspray beforehand.

If you don’t have bangs you can pull the headband a little lower onto your forehead so that it covers your hairline – it should hold better this way as well.

Later days,

TheGWB_

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6 comments

  1. I was looking for something stylish to do with my hair and never thought to use a scarf- Thanks for the great idea !

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