How to Wear a Headscarf in Less than 5 Minutes

Bonus: You'll never have a bad hair day again.

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Curious about how to wear a headscarf in as little time as possible? Just because you’re hanging at home doesn’t mean you can’t switch up your style. Hair accessories are having a major moment in 2020 and they happen to be great for dirty-hair days. We love this look so much we knew we had to share with you how to create it on your own.

We recreate this haute hairstyle via a quick, easy, pineapple-inspired updo on curly hair.

Step 1

Prep Your Hair

Wash with a system specified for curly hair like Emerge It’s Knot Happening Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Emerge Smooth Mover Conditioner. Afterwards, fold your headscarf diagonally so it forms a triangle.

how to wear a headscarf prep scarf
Step 2

Fold into a Strip

From your triangular shape, flip the scarf over. Then, fold the bottom point up and over until it reaches the upward edge, resulting in a long, rectangular strip of fabric.

how to wear a headscarf fold into strip
Step 3

Create Your High Pony

Prep hair with some humidity-resistant gel, like TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel, to help tame any flyaways and cowlicks. Next, gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, and secure with a hair elastic. Smooth down your base with a fine-toothed comb.

how to wear a headscarf with a high pony
Step 4

Tie on Your Scarf

Wrap your scarf around the back of your head and have the ends face the front. Tie it on, making a firm knot in the middle.

how to wear a headscarf tie it around your head
Step 5

Tuck in the Ends

Starting with one end, cross it over the center knot, effectively creating a coil. Tuck the ends inside the folds, and repeat with the other end.

how to wear a headscarf knot and tuck ends
Step 6

Repeat on the Other End

Cross the other end around and over the knot and tuck in the end within the folds.

how to wear a headscarf hide ends under folds
Step 7


Refine the knot and fluff up those ringlets to make sure they all cascade down and peek through. Apply Suave Define & Shine Serum Gel to hair to make it smooth and shiny. Then, secure the look with bobby pins around your nape if necessary. You’re all set!

how to wear a headscarf in 5 minutes final

That’s all there is to creating a headscarf style! Now that you know how to wear a headscarf, you’ll be able to create this look quickly and be ready to go in less than 10 minutes. It’s the perfect look for days in between washes or if you’re craving a style with an accessory. Happy styling!

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