5 Stunning Ways To Incorporate Scarves Into Your Hair Looks

March 7, 2018

Tako Phanoraj

I find that headscarves can get a bad rap (no pun intended) for being too ethnically stereotyped, culturally inappropriate or somewhat outdated and they need to be brought back and revived. Headscarves can improve your outfit of the day as an instant pick-me-up or hide a bad or dirty hair day. Scarves come in different colours, materials, patterns, textures, shapes and sizes. You have your Twilly’s which are thinner and finer pieces of cloth, your square-sized scarves in small, medium and large and your bigger rectangular sized scarves for your bolder headpieces. Scarves are a nice way to add some fun and femininity for a look whether it be on a date, out with some friends, making a bold fashion statement, or just switching up your look into holiday mode. Just see your scarf like another accessory and if it’s something that you want to wear every day then, by all means, go for it!

Here are some ways to bring back the accessory of headscarves and mix it up in your wardrobe to give your autumn wardrobes some flair and life.


To give your ponytail a sweet styling apply a silk scarf to your ponytail, this gives a fresh and flirty spin on things. You can pull it off with high, medium or low ponytails and looks exceptionally beautiful with loose and wavy curls. This look is so simple anyone can do it. You can use both thin cloths of scarf called a twilly scarf or if you have a square scarf you can roll or fold it into a thin rectangle shape and tie it up. Simple!





Wrap it around your bun, this look is tres chic and so cute. Simply tie up a messy bun on top of your head and wrap your thin light scarf around it. You can leave the tails of your scarf free for a long voluminous look just tieing it around one or you can continuously wrap it around your bun for a neater look. Pair this look with your favourite earrings and you’re good to go.


For something funkier and out of the box, intertwine and weave your scarf in your hairstyle. Ensure that the scarf that you are working with is a little bit longer than your hair.  All you have to do is to use the scarf as a mock “extension” of the hair.  For example, when you are doing a three strand plait, you would secure or tie the scarf to the base of your hair via clip or bobby pin where you would start to plait and then you would substitute the scarf as a piece of hair. Start off with the scarf piece first and then continue plaiting with the hair like you would normally do a three strand plait. You can leave it out as a plait or roll it up into a bun or style it up as milkmaid-style braids. You can even incorporate a twisting technique once you have a knack for doing this hairstyle. This creates something unique and very eye-catching that will most certainly get tongues wagging.



Turbans are a bold and chic way to wear your hair or lack thereof. This is a beautiful way for women going through treatments of chemotherapy to wear their fashion statement boldy. Your hair does not define you. You would need to use a big scarf for these style of turbans. Usually opening it fully and placing it behind the head or on top of the head, smoothing out the surface bringing the tail ends forward or backwards depending on how you want it.  Secure it by twisting it like you would do to wrap your wet hair in a towel and then coil it whichever way you want. Coil it around your head, tie it up in a chic bow and twist it across your head or loosely knot it on top to create a gorgeous rosette. The possibilities are endless.



And who can go pass old ye faithful the headband? You can tie it any way you want, just so as long as the bow is either in the centre of your head or tied to the side of your neck just below your ear. Put a twist in the knot to create more texture and wear it in with your hair up or down. This style suits all types of hair; short or long. Make it cool or cute and get creative with this style.


And there you have it guys, I hope this blog has inspired you all to get creative this season to experiment with scarves.

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