A hair scarf is a versatile hair accessory that can elevate any outfit. It is a square scarf made of silk fabric that can be tied around the head in various ways to create different looks. The scarf can be folded into a triangle and tied at the back of the head, or it can be folded into a long strip and tied at the top of the head. The scarf can also be used to cover the entire head, leaving the face exposed, or it can be tied around a bun or ponytail for a chic touch.
To keep the hed scarf in place, bobby pins can be used to secure it to the hair. The pins can be hidden within the folds of the scarf for a seamless look. The silk fabric of the scarf not only feels luxurious, but it also helps to protect the hair from breakage and frizz. The hair scarf is a timeless accessory that can be worn all year round, and it is perfect for adding a pop of color or pattern to any outfit.
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 Head Scarf in Your Hair
1. How to Style a Turban Head 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!
How to Style a Hair Scarf: The Basics
Hair scarves are a versatile and stylish accessory that can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. There are many ways to style a hair scarf, depending on your hair length, texture, and personal style. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Classic Head Wrap: The classic head wrap is a timeless and chic way to wear a hair scarf. Fold your scarf into a triangle, place it over your head, and tie it at the back of your neck. You can leave your hair down, or tuck it in for a more polished look. This style works well with both long and short hair and is perfect for hot summer days.
Low Bun: For a sophisticated and elegant look, try tying a hair scarf around a low bun. Start by tying your hair into a low ponytail, wrap the scarf around the base of the ponytail, and tie a knot to secure it. Then, twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base to create a bun. Use bobby pins to hold any loose strands in place.
Ponytail Tie: Tying a hair scarf around a ponytail is an effortless and stylish way to add some flair to your hair. Start by tying your hair into a ponytail, wrap the scarf around the base of the ponytail, and tie a knot. You can leave the ends of the scarf loose or tuck them into the ponytail for a neater look.
French Braid: If you have long hair, try weaving a hair scarf into a French braid for a romantic and feminine look. Start by folding the scarf into a narrow strip and weaving it into the braid as you go. You can also tie a scarf around the base of a regular braid for a similar effect.
High Bun: For a chic and polished look, try tying a hair scarf around a high bun. Start by tying your hair into a high ponytail, twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base to create a bun, then tie the scarf around the base and knot it. You can leave the ends of the scarf loose or tuck them into the bun.
Bandana Style: For a retro and playful look, try tying a hair scarf bandana-style around your head. Fold your scarf into a triangle, place it over your head, and tie the ends at the back of your neck. You can leave your hair down, or tuck it in for a more polished look.
Messy Bun: If you have medium to long hair, try tying a hair scarf around a messy bun for a casual and effortless look. Start by tying your hair into a messy bun, wrap the scarf around the base of the bun, and tie a knot. You can leave the ends of the scarf loose or tuck them into the bun.
No matter which style you choose, remember to have fun and experiment with different fabrics and patterns. Silk scarves are a popular choice for a luxurious and sophisticated look, while cotton or linen scarves are perfect for a more casual vibe. Use bobby pins to secure the scarf in place and add a perfect accessory to any hairstyle545