Different Ways to Wear a Scarf on the Head

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Different Ways to Wear a Scarf on the Head
You can wear a scarf as a hair accessory in a number of ways. (my soft scarf image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com)

Finding ways to wear the same accessory in different styles not only makes fashion sense, it is cost-effective as well. Scarves are an accessory with multiple uses. You can tie a scarf around your neck, wear one around your waist with a dress or skirt, and you can even roll up a smaller scarf and wear it as a bracelet. You can also wear scarves as hair accessories, as headbands, ponytail wraps or under a Fedora-style hat.


You can wear a scarf as a headband in two ways: as a soft scarf headband or as a wrap around an existing, hard headband. To wear your scarf as a soft headband, simply roll it into a long tube of fabric. Choose the position of the scarf; you may want it at the crown of the head or closer to your hairline. After it's positioned, tie the scarf in a loose knot under your hair. The knot should rest on your neck. If you prefer, first wrap the scarf around a hard headband; use a hard headband as it has a better grip than a softer band. Purchase a pre-made scarf hard headband or a basic hard black headband; wrap it with the scarf of your choice.

Ponytail Wrap

Opt to wear a ponytail wrap for a more Bohemian, casual style. To do a ponytail wrap, roll the scarf into a long tube. Place the base of your ponytail in the centre of the tube. Wrap the scarf around the secured ponytail several times and then tie in a knot. For a looser tie, wrap the scarf only once or twice before tying it into a knot to leave longer flowing scarf tails. For a messy, chick look, do not roll the scarf at all; simply tie it around your ponytail and let the tails flow.

Under a Hat

This ultra-chic look is for a woman with style and edge. To create the look, tie the scarf in a du-rag manner, folding the scarf in a triangle and placing it on the top of your head. Position the scarf lower on your forehead, right above your eyebrows. Tie the two ends at the back of your hairline. Pair the scarf with a Fedora or other hat of your choice, and you're ready to rock it, hip-hop style.

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