10 Chic Ways: How to Wear a Scarf as a Headband

Do you guys have scarves that are just stacked in your closet waiting to be worn again? Scarves are one of the most versatile accessory which can be used in styling clothes and hair.

Wondering how to tie a headscarf on your own? From Retro to Boho, there are unique looks you can create with a scarf, and many styles help keep your hair out of your face on a bad hair day.You can wear these styles with your natural hair down, or up in a messy bun.

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How to Tie a Scarf on Your Head: 10 Cool Ways with Instructions

1. Head Wrap

Knotted, twisted or tied, you can do so much with a scarf to accessorize your hair. So take out those gorgeous silky scarves, to make a simple yet elegant head wrap.

This is one of the most popular retro style of the ’60s and ’70s inspired scarf band. Very easy to accomplish, this look works well in long and short hair, the only key being that you’ll want to keep your bangs or two sections in the front of your hair forward of the band.

Instructions to Tie a Scarf Headband

  • Fold a wide scarf, longways into a thin one and wrap it around your hairline.
  • Simply, tie off the scarf at the nape of your neck.
  • Pull the end of the scarf to one side of your neck so you can see it when you look straight into the mirror. Tie the ends into a bow for a cute look.
  • Video Tutorial: How to Wrap a Scarf a Scarf as a Headband

How to Tie a Scarf as a Headband

2. Turban Headband with a Scarf

Tying a turban headband is easy and suits all hair length. Use quirky prints and scarves to sport a Boho look.

Instructions to Tie a Turban Headband

  • Fold a square scarf into a triangle.
  • Drape it over your head, keeping the long loose edge of the triangle across forehead.
  • Take the two ends pf the scarf back to the nape of neck.
  • Tie a single knot and secure your hair within neatly under the headband.
  • Bring the ends back up to forehead and tie a small square knot to create the turban look.

Wear turban headbands made of satin, printed silk or knit scarves to get that chic look. An ideal style to combat the summer heat and get a trendy look for natural hair.

How to Tie a Scarf into Turban

3. Easy Forehead Wrap

This involves easy folding and tying techniques which is a quick DIY hack to take care of your tresses on a hot summer day.

You can wear the style for casual outings and beat the heat with your hair tied.

Directions to Wear Scarf Headbands

  • Wrap a wide scarf covering your forehead.
  • Join the loose ends of the scarf by tying them at the back of the head.
  • Video Tutorial: Quick Headband Scarf

Headband Scarf

4. Headband Curls (Concealed Headband)

Not only is this look stylish and adorable, it helps keep you cool in the summer humidity, and provides a lovely method helps you in curling your hair without heat.

Steps to Tie a Tuck-n-Cover Headband

  • Fold a scarf longways and tie around your head.
  • Take small sections of hair and wrap them from the front to the back, around your scarf.
  • Tuck the ends of those sections in the band.

Scarf Headband How to

5. Front Twist Headband Wrap

A fun and casual bohemian headband style perfect for a music festival or a lazy spring day.

  • Make a bun or a pony tail.
  • Fold a large scarf longways and rest it onto the back of your head.
  • Wrap the ends to the front of your head and tie them on the hairline.
  • Tightly twist the remaining scarf ends.
  • Wrap the twisted ends to the back of your head and tie them into a double knot.
  • YouTube Video: Twisted Boho Headband Tutorial

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6. Braid Wrap

This one is a simple one yet will add a retro look to your hairstyle. Using solid colored scarves for this method will compliment your dress.

Instructions to do the Braided Wrap Style

  • Wrap a long scarf around your hairline.
  • Now make two sections of your hair.
  • Make a side braid using those sections along with the scarf’s loose ends as the third strand.
  • Use the scarf or a hair tie to hold the braid at the end.
  • Video: Braided Hairstyle Using a Scarf 

How to Tie a Scarf on Your Head

7. Triangle Wrap

This method is quite similar to tying the scarf in Arabic Style. Men and women both may try this easy head wrap tutorial. It’s also quite useful for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Instructions to Make the Triangle Headband Wrap

  • Fold a square scarf  diagonally in half to create a triangle.
  • Place the largest straight end over your forehead.
  • Fold the ends towards the back of your head and tie them once (do not make a knot).
  • Bring the loose ends back toward the front of your head/face and tie them at the forehead.
  • Tuck the remaining loose ends back into the scarf.
Arabic Style Scarf Headband
Arabic Style Scarf Headband

8. Bandana Head Scarf

  • Fold the square scarf into a triangle.
  • Drape the scarf over your head with the lone edge of the triangle across your forehead.
  • Grab the two scarf edges on either side of your face and bring them around to the back of your head.
  • Tie the ends together at the back of your neck using granny knot or square knot.
  • For a dressier look tie the loose ends into a bow. The bow can be worn at the sides or the back.

How to Tie a Head Scarf

9. The Rosette

  • Fold the scarf into a triangle.
  • Place the folded face of the scarf to your forehead.
  • Position and gather all loose ends.
  • Twist the ends together in a spiral.
  • With a spiral, create a bun to form your Rosette.
  • To secure the Rosette, tuck the loose ends in the folds and secure it with bobby pins or scrunchies
  • You can keep the Rosette sideways on on top as per your choice.
  • Video Tutorial: How to Tie a Rosette in 3 Simple Steps

How to Tie a Scarf Around Head

There are numerous ways you can style your scarf. Please share your patterns and styles with us in the comment section below.

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