Ways to Wear a Headscarf: 4 Stylish & Easy Looks to Try

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Learning different ways to wear a headscarf is one of our go-to accessories hacks for styling our hair whether it’s a bad hair day or a good one. There are so many different ways to sport the look and so many scarves out there to help bring our outfits to life. Traditionally speaking, there are a number of cultures that already do this. We are inspired by every single culture out there and took some notes on how to recreate some of our favorite ways to wear a headscarf.

4 Ways to Wear A Headscarf

Read on for our favorite ways to wear a headscarf:

1. The Low Knot Headscarf


Place scarf on the head.

To create the low knot style, the first thing you need to do is smooth your hair back and place your scarf on your head. 

head scarf low knot

Tie scarf.

Take the ends of the headscarf and tie into a knot. Be careful not to make it too tight as it may be uncomfortable. 

head scarf nape

Wrap ends around.

Coil the ends of the scarf into a giant bun. Tuck the ends into the base to hold in place. 

head scarf: coil ends

Final look.

Here’s the final result! A sleek low knot headscarf style!

head scarf: final look

2. The Crown Headscarf


Place the scarf on your head.

Place your scarf a few inches behind your hairline. You can use Emerge Style Goals Gel to help shape your baby hairs if you’re into that look. 

head scarf crown

Twist ends.

Twist the ends tightly like a two-strand twist.

head scarf: twist hair

Wrap ends around.

Take the twisted end of your scarf and wrap it around your head. 

woman wraping a scarf around her hair

Final look.

This is how your scarf should look! 

woman wearing a headscarf

3. Turban


Place a scarf donut on your head.

This tutorial is a little different since it involves a hack. You want to roll up a small scarf into a donut shape and place on the top of your head. This will help maintain the shape of the turban.

To help your hair stay in place, use a light hair spray like, Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray.

head scarves: turban tutorial

Place the scarf at the nape.

Put your scarf on your head from the nape of your neck. Bring the ends to the front and criss-cross the ends. 

head scarves: turban tutorial

Cross scarf ends.

After criss-crossing the ends of the scarf, bring it towards the back of your head. 

head scarves: turban tutorial

Tie the back.

Cross ends at the back of your head and bring them back to the front.

head scarves: turban

Tuck in place.

Tuck the ends of your scarf in place to fasten. 

head scarves: tuck ends

The final look!

Here’s the final look of the turban style. 

head scarves: final look

4. The Top Knot Headscarf


Place scarf at nape.

To begin the top knot style, place your scarf at the nape of your neck and bring it forward. If you’re dealing with flyaways, use a gel, like SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Milk Gel  to smooth your hair at the hairline. 

head scarves

Coil ends of the headscarf.

Coil the ends of the scarf tightly so you can begin to create your top knot. 

Woman using a headscarf

Coil into a bun.

Coil the ends around into a bun as you would with any top knot hairstyle. 

Woman using a headscarf

Final top knot style.

Once you have tucked the ends in, this is the final result!

head scarves: bun

No matter which way you prefer, there are a variety of ways you can use to tie your hair scarf. Share your hair scarf looks with us on Instagram. @AllThingsHairUS

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