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5 Ways To Wrap Natural Hair

Time to play around with colours, textures and prints!

BY Julia QA

Jan 20, 2021, 07:28 PM

Counting down until you can get a salon appointment? We hear you, which is why we're reaching for the headscarves and wrapping it up.

Headwraps are great as they expertly cover up those horrific hair days we’ve all experienced and now, with winter just around the corner, are a great way to keep out the cold that we are all dreading. It’s time to play around with colours, textures and prints!

The Twisted Headband 

If you’re using a square scarf, start by folding it in half diagonally, then begin to roll or fold the scarf starting at the widest side and working your way toward the pointed corners. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, just start folding along the long side. Tie the loose ends under your hair at the nape of your neck and voilà! You can also knot the scarf at the middle after rolling it up to help it stay folded and add a bit more volume up top.

Easy Turban 

You’re going to want a long scarf to achieve this look. Start by placing the center of the scarf at the back of your head and pulling the two ends up and around to your forehead. Tie the two ends into a double knot, ensuring that the entire back of your head is covered by the scarf. Twist one end of the scarf before wrapping it around the double knot and tucking the loose end under. Repeat with the second side. If you want extra volume, gather your hair into a bun at the top of your head and use that as the base around which you wrap the two twisted ends of your scarf.

The Bow Wrap

For this look, start by gathering your hair into a topknot. Place the headwrap at the back of your head, making sure the fabric is lowered to the nape of your neck. Then, pull ends towards the front. Tie the wrap into a knot at the center, fold the fabric until it creates an oversized bow and hide the ends of the wrap by tucking them into the bow flaps.

The Updated Turban Look

We love how this reverse bandanna looks with a topknot, high pony or tight curls. If you’re working with a square scarf, fold it in half diagonally, then fold the bottom third up and the top third down to form a long trapezoid. Then, place the center of the scarf at the back of your head, wrap up and around and tie at the top of your forehead. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, use your best judgement before folding it lengthwise. It might be wide enough as is or with just one fold. It might also leave you with some extra fabric at the ends to tie a fun bow, tuck under or even leave hanging loose, if you prefer.