How to Tie Scarves for Cancer Hair Loss

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Many cancer patients are finding ways to cover their chemotherapy-related hair loss using stylish scarves. Cancer hair loss doesn't have to keep you from going out and looking fashionable during your treatment, and a selection of large scarves will give you many options for both looking and feeling your best. There are several techniques for creating a head wrap to cover cancer hair loss, and trying out different styles will help you vary your look and decide on the most comfortable option for you.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Large square or oblong scarf

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Instructions

    Turban Wrap

  1. 1

    Lay the headscarf flat and fold into a triangle by bringing one corner over to meet the opposite corner.

  2. 2

    Knot all of the corners together by tying the two corners on the fold together in a square knot and then tying the loose corners around the first knot.

  3. 3

    Position the knotted headscarf to cover the desired area of the head, keeping the knotted corners to one side of the head over the ear.

  4. 4

    Twist the corners to tighten the scarf into a head wrap, forming a rope with the fabric that is around the knotted corners.

  5. 5

    Wind the rope around itself, forming a spiral, and tuck the end of the rope under the spiral and pin it to secure.

    Classic Wrap

  1. 1

    Lay the headscarf flat and fold into a triangle by bringing one corner over to meet the opposite corner.

  2. 2

    Position the folded edge of the headscarf above your forehead, with the triangle covering the rest of the head.

  3. 3

    Cross the folded corners under chin, bringing the corners of the headscarf around the neck on opposite sides.

  4. 4

    Tie the corners at the back of the neck to form a secure head wrap, and either leave the ends of the knot loose or tuck them under the knotted scarf.

    Gypsy Wrap

  1. 1

    Lay the headscarf flat and fold into a triangle by bringing one corner over to meet the opposite corner.

  2. 2

    Position the folded edge on one side of the head, with the loose corners of the triangle over one ear.

  3. 3

    Bring the folded corners around over the loose corners and tie in a single knot.

  4. 4

    Secure the head wrap by tying the corners a second time, forming a double knot.

  5. 5

    Adjust the scarf to cover the entire head.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose a fabric for your head wrap that is light enough to tie and won't get too heavy on the head, but that is thick enough to keep your head warm and protected from the sun. Scarves for head wraps should also be much larger than most women's silk scarves designed to be worn around the neck, because they need to cover the entire head.
  • Always remember to apply sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection to your head before putting on a head wrap, since UV rays can penetrate clothing and the skin of your scalp is highly sensitive and prone to uncomfortable sunburn.

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