Saturday, July 7, 2012

how to keep a headscarf on your head

Every summer I have tried to tie my hair up in a cute scarf and every time I tried I FAILED. My head isn't made for them! They tend to just slip up higher and higher until they fall off completely. No matter how tight I tie them, or how many bobby pins I use. I figured out this method of keeping them on yesterday and thought I'd share. It's VERY EASY. I'm horrible at doing hair and I can do this! You don't need to tease your hair or use any sort of hot tools or anything! you just need a brush, an elastic, and a few bobby pins.

Brush out your weird unreasonable hair that you want to cover up with a scarf.

Pull it up in a ponytail like so. My haircut is a lot shorter underneath so I have all these loose pieces I'll need to put up with bobby pins. You probably won't have this problem!

This part is probably easier to explain than it is to photograph on self-timer with dark hair. It's also the most important part... whoops. You want to kinda part the hair underneath the ponytail, gather up your ponytail, and tuck it underneath.

It makes this very neat looking bump. Isn't that pretty? This is the secret to keeping your scarf on! It keeps it from sliding up and off your head.

Pin up all the stray strands of hair.

Then it's time to put your scarf on. I like to tie them in a knot twice in the middle of my head, and then switch the ends over and tuck them under.

Yay! look at that! I did this to my hair last night and except for having to fix the tucked-in ends a couple times, it stayed in place perfectly!


  1. very cute! i am definitely going to try this

  2. Ah, this is just too great, thank you for sharing :D
    I always have the same problem with headscarves but I'm sure this is going to be a great help!

  3. adorable and seriously helpful, I love head scarves but when I look at the pictures afterwards, it has always slid out of place! Hope you are having a great weekend!
    xo Hannah

  4. I don't know if it's just me but I don't see the trick! Especially this is exactly what happens to me every time I do this!!

  5. I've always wanted to try my hand at wearing a headscarf, thank you for the tips!

  6. My silk scarves always slide out of my hair too! I'll have to give this version a go.

  7. your shirt and scarf are great together! especially with your fringe and cool glasses:)
    your blog is great!

  8. very nice! thanks for your tips!

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  9. So very perfect! ~natasha


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