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Tips for Tying Hair Scarves

Ahhh, hair scarves. They are always there for us. Let’s take some time to remember why a hair scarf helps keep your hair looking gorgeous! It helps you take care of your natural oils, it helps your curls not frizz, it helps avoid tangling, and it encourages new hair growth and helps minimize hair loss. Covering your hair can protect its health and help to retain its styling. It can help you to retain your silky, curly hair for much longer. We know the benefits of wearing a hair scarf, so let’s talk about some tips for tying your hair scarves! Head scarves come in many sizes and shapes, so we will go through how to tie a regular square head scarf, which is the most popular and the easiest.

1.The Square Wrap– Fold scarf into a triangle, and then place the folded edge of the triangle along your forehead. Then take the two ends back to the nape of neck, and tie in a single knot. Then bring the ends back up to your forehead and tie a small square knot
2.How To Prevent Damage When Wrapping- We all know why sleeping on a silk pillowcase is important. It’s so the moisture doesn’t get taken out of your hair by using a cotton pillowcase. The same rule applies for hair scarves. Non-silk scarves can take the moisture out of your hair. So before wrapping, try braiding your hair down to prevent it from snagging, and then slide on a silk scarf as a protective base layer to keep the moisture locked in while it’s wrapped.
3.The Simple Wrap Around- If you want something quick and easy that still lets your curls shine, this is the quickest way to do it. You place your folded scarf at the back of your head, then cross and wrap the scarf around your head, tucking in the ends.
4.Keeping Your Headwrap in Place- It works best to make sure the wrap is super secure and the ends are tucked in really well. You can also try placing a wig cap over your hair before wrapping it, to give the scarf something to hold on to and keep it in place.
5.The Silk Scarf Headband- This look is perfect for Summer, when it’s humid outside, and your hair just isn’t doing what you want it to do. This look works best with your hair up, so a messy bun would work perfectly with it. Move both ends slightly off center, and tie a secure knot, and then tie a bow. You will need to adjust the bow slightly so that the ends of the scarf are both sticking downwards. A quick solution for keeping your hair out of your face on a warm day, and a stylish look.
6.The Classic Look- You can’t go wrong with the classic look! First, you fold scarf into a triangle, and then you lace the folded edge of the triangle along your forehead. Take the two ends back to the nape of neck, and tie it in a knot above the triangle, and continue to a square knot or a bow.

There are so many different ways that you can rock a hair scarf! But, it’s always best to know how to put it on correctly, to prevent damage and to help your hair function at it’s best. The smooth surface of silk allows your hair and head to slide flawlessly across the fabric without catching. No friction means healthier hair!

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