Head Scarf Styles

It is the versatility of head scarves that make them an excellent choice for hair loss. They come in many colours and patterns, allowing you to match them with any outfit. You can also create different styles depending on the shape of your scarf. 

What is better: a rectangle scarf or a square scarf?

You will need a scarf of at least 28 x 28 inches to cover the entire head. Square head scarves are the easiest to work with and offer many styling options. You can, however, create more intricate head wraps or turbans with rectangular head scarves. In order to create the illusion of more volume, you may want to invest in this scarf. 

If you are worried about the scarf slipping or would like more fullness and volume, you should try out a 'scarf pad'. 

The scarf pad is a soft, terry cloth full cap that can be worn underneath a scarf or headband. It provides fullness and volume to the top of the head, giving the appearance of hair. With total hair loss, the scarf pad can create a flattering look for you and make you feel more confident. Additionally, it prevents your scarves from slipping when you tie them, making your scarves easier to tie and requiring fewer steps! 

Tie a head scarf: how to do it

 Oversized Bow - Square Scarf 

  • Fold scarf into a triangle 
  • Centre the folded edge at the nape of neck
  • Bring each side over the ears and up to the top of your head
  • Tie a bow with the long ends 
  • Tuck in the triangle and ends of the bow to the sides 


    Classic Style - Square Scarf 

    • Fold scarf into a triangle
    • Place the folded edge of the triangle along your forehead
    • Take the two ends back to the nape of neck
    • Tie into a knot above the triangle and continue to a square knot or a bow


    Rosette Bun - Square/Rectangle Scarf 

    • Fold scarf into a triangle
    • Place the folded edge of the scarf along your forehead
    • Position and gather all loose ends
    • Twist the ends together into a spiral
    • Wrap the spiral into a bun to form a rosette
    • Secure by tucking the loose ends into the folds


    The Twisted Knot - Rectangle Scarf 

    • Fold the head wrap in half so that it is lowered to the nape of your neck.
    • Pull the fabric towards the centre, then tie into a knot.
    • Twist the separate ends (like a two-strand twist).
    • Wrap the twisted rope around itself.

    Long Tail Bow - Rectangle Scarf

    • Fold scarf in half and place centre on your forehead, with equal length on either side
    • Cross the two sides at the back of the head and tie a knot
    • Tie the knot into a bow
    • Adjust loose ends and style as desired
    • The bow may be worn to the side or the back of the head 


     For extra tips read - 'Coping after Hair Loss'

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