Now that the heat is becoming unbearable, we’re thinking more and more about simple, quick hairstyles to beat the sun. Scarves are our friends – not only can they make a hairstyle fun and colorful, but they also offer much needed sun protection.
Because yes, hair needs protection, too, especially in the case of thinner hair. Whether you’re a vintage gal or prefer modern styles, scarves are your hair’s BFF! So take out those pretty silky pieces, and let’s see what we can do with them.
13 Chic Ways To Wear a Scarf in Your Hair
1. How to Style a Turban Scarf by Hello Glow
This tutorial uses a small scarf to hold onto any hair length. It’s ideal for covering second day hair or upgrading a less than stellar haircut.
2. Retro Rolled Updo by The Clothes Horse
A perfect combination of a retro rolled up updo and the pretty bow scarves of vintage divas.
3. Wire Bow DIY by Skunkboy Blog
Turn an old scarf into a wire bow for extra structure. Use it freely in your bun or ponytail! We also love this idea for gal pal gifts.
4. Faux Updo Tutorial by Keiko Lynn
Pretend you have long, luscious locks even when you don’t, by covering up with a beautiful scarf. Every short-haired gal’s dream!
5. Plaid Bun by Hello Nest
Use a thin scarf to completely change the look of your everyday bun. Instant color with no dye keeps your hair healthier.
6. Bohemian Gypsy Style by The Freckled Fox
Looking messy and unkempt is what this hairstyle is all about! Perfect for festivals, and low maintenance, since it’s meant to look messy.
7. Maiden Braid by Scarves
If maiden braids are your favorite, upgrade the classic style with a colorful scarf. Your hair will look more voluminous too, and who doesn’t want that?
8. Turn a Vintage Scarf Into a Headband by Hands Occupied
You don’t have to cut your precious silk scarf to get a headband, it would be a pity! Just twist and turn, like this tutorial shows.
9. Beach Waves Scarf Tutorial by Ducklings in a Row
The perfect hairstyle for the beach when you don’t feel like wearing a big sunhat. It goes perfectly with a piña colada!
10. Knotted Bun Fun by Paper & Stitch
Tie your hair in a top bun on one side and wrap it in a scarf for this fun summer hairstyle.
11. Classic 1950s Headscarf by Into The Woods
Make all your 1950s dreams come true with this easy tutorial that uses a square scarf. Rosie the Riveter vibes welcome.
12. DIY Turban by Honestly WTF
Make a chic turban out of a scarf to keep your hair off your neck and forehead, and the sun out of your scalp.
13. The Head Scarf by Local Milk
The same scarf you use for covering your shoulders in the evening can be used on your head when the sun is too bright. A good tip for when you’re traveling!
14. Bubble ponytail by Chasing Cozy
We love this unexpected twist on the bubble ponytail and wearing scarves in your hair! Use a thin scarf in lieu (or above) a hairtie.
15. Half up hairstyle with fishtail braid by Luxy Hair
This casual, messy hairstyle just scrams summer, doesn’t it?
Make sure to read up on how to tie a scarf, too!432