Head Scarf Styles

The versatility of head scarves makes them an excellent choice for hair loss. They come in many colours and patterns, making them easy to match any outfit. Depending on the shape of your scarf, you can also create different styles based on its shape. 

Square or rectangle?

Square head scarves are the easiest to work with and offer many styling options. You will need a scarf that is at least 28 X 28 inches for full head coverage. The dimensions of rectangle head scarves allow you to create an intricate head wrap or turban more easily than a square scarf. This scarf is a good option if you want to create the look of extra fabric hanging down the back. 

Here are some of my favourite ways to tie a headscarf

 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 

    Extra tips - Scarf Pad 

     

    If you are worried about the scarf slipping or would like more fullness and volume, you should try out a 'scarf pad'. A scarf pad is a full cap made from soft organic cotton terry cloth that can be worn under a scarf or headwear.

    This provides fullness and volume to the top of the head, giving the illusion of hair underneath. It can help you feel more confident with total hair loss by creating a flattering look. Additionally, the scarf pad can prevent your scarves from slipping on your head when you tie them. This makes your scarves much easier to tie and requires less effort! 

     For extra tips read - 'Coping after Hair Loss'