How To Tie A Scarf On Your Head

If you have a scarf that you are desperate to wear as headwear, then you are in luck. While it can be difficult to know where to start first, at Diary of a Vintage Girl, we know all too well how good a scarf can look as a head accessory.

How To Tie A Scarf On Your Head

That is why we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to tie a scarf on your head four different ways. 

So whether you are wanting something more sophisticated or casual, we’ve got you covered. They make a great addition to your outfit, especially during the summertime. 

In fact, a scarf tied on the head can make a basic outfit of t-shirt and jeans into something quite remarkable. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look at how to tie a scarf on your head (see also ‘10 Fashionable Vintage Silk Scarves You Need In Your Life‘).

Head Wrap

This head wrap method has a bohemian look about it which is fun and playful. While you can disguise a bad hair day or protect your scalp from the sun due to it being full coverage, the material that hangs down gives it a cute edge.

Step 1

Open up the scarf so the whole thing is fully showing in all its glory. Place an edge over the top of your forehead and bring the opposite edge to the back of your head. The scarf should be covering your entire scalp. 

Step 2

Using both hands, tie a knot with the scarf at the back of your head, all while keeping the ends of the scarf even.

Step 3

Placing your hands on the knot, pull it towards the side of your head. You may need to readjust your hair too.

Step 4

You can either tie a bow here, or let the ends hang down. You can also do half a bow – it really is up to you how you want the final finish to look. 

Vintage Head Wrap

The vintage head wrap is a classic for a reason. Pair it with some vintage Gucci sunglasses and you will be the epitome of sophistication. 

It is also a great way to keep the sun off your head, however you will not want to wear this on your head fully, so it is definitely for style points mainly.

Step 1

Begin by folding the scarf in half to create a triangle. You can do this by joining opposite corners together.

Step 2

Place the edge of the scarf which is folded along the area just behind your hairline. 

Step 3

You will have two ends that fall evenly down the sides of your face. Cross these under your chin. 

Step 4

Bring both of the crossed ends to the back of your neck. You will have scarf material hanging down here. Leave it be, and instead cross the ends of the scarf into a knot. 

You can also do this to the side of your neck too, depending on the overall style you are looking to achieve.

Pretty Headband

This headband is great for up-do hairstyles, and will look casual on a hot summer’s day with a messy bun, or sophisticated on an evening out with your partner. 

It can also make a plain outfit pop by adding some stylish interest. And if that isn’t the reason you want to try this pretty headband, it can also keep your hair off your face during hot and humid weather. 

Pretty and practical – yes please!

Step 1

Fold your scarf horizontally so it is in half. Fold this again to half what you have already halved. You should be left with a thin sized band. 

Step 2

Place the middle area of the scarf onto your hairline just above the forehead. Place the ends towards the nape of your neck and twist them over. 

Step 3

Bring both of the sides back towards your forehead. Once here, move both of the ends away from the middle of your head and slightly to the side.

How To Tie A Scarf On Your Head

Or, you can do this next step in the middle of your head and move the whole band round at the end. However, you may find it troublesome trying to neaten your hair. 

Step 4

Tie a secure knot with both ends, and finish it off with a cute bow. You may find this part a little tricky to get right, as the ends need to stick up. Practice definitely makes perfect!

A Slim-Line Turban

Lastly, we have the slim-line turban which can look really pretty with long flowing hair. This style is great for everyday wear, but also will not look out of place at a music festival or on a warm summer’s day.

Step 1

Fold the scarf down its middle. This will make the scarf half its original size. 

Step 2

Place the folded scarf behind your head and bring each side of the scarf towards where your face is.

Both of the sides must be equal in size. 

Step 3

Now that you have equal sides, bring them towards each other over your forehead. Once the sides join, twist them both twice around each other.

Step 4

Bring the end pieces to the back of your head and create a small knot to secure the scarf in place. You can also tuck the loose ends of the scarf into the turban too, to make it look neater. 

You can also pull at the scarf to ensure it is exactly what you want. For example you can make the turban bigger. 

Final Thoughts

A thin silk scarf is a wonderful thing to own. While not normally practical – it is often bought for fashion reasons only, rather than keeping you warm – it can be used to keep hair away from your face.

While being practical, it can also make a basic outfit look ten times better. Plus, there are a number of different ways you can wear a scarf. Hopefully you have found a couple of ways you will want to wear your scarf.

Willa Price

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