5 Ways To Wear A Scarf in Your Hair

We love the response when we share with you our tips and tricks for folding and wearing our silk scarves. If you have read our previous blog post on ‘How To Tie A Square Silk Scarf Around Your Neck' and enjoyed it, well you will most likely love the following tips! This time we have collated our 5 favorite ways to wear a scarf in your hair. It is probably the most popular way to be wearing a silk scarf in 2020 along with around your neck and on your handbag, if you search silk scarf on Pinterest you can definitely see the evidence. We love the versatility of this accessory and it's such a timeless style. If we are being honest, we have all had those bad hair days where our mane is greasy and we aren’t feeling it at all. The solution can be a simple as chucking your hair up into a bun or sleek pony and juicing it up with a cute scarf. You’ve fixed what could have potentially been a bad hair day! If you have a scarf at home or are wanting to purchase one but don’t know how to tie it or wear it in your hair, then keep on reading. Below we explain how they are tied and how to style them in your hair making it look like you put maximum effort into your hair!

 
ponytail scarf

The Ponytail


You’ve got to style your scarf this way at least once in your lifetime. This way of wearing your fave silky friend can transform your outfit into a whole new look. Even though this looks fantastic during summer, you can definitely rock this style all year round. All you need to do is switch up the color/pattern and coordinate it with your clothes. See below how to tie your square silk scarf to your ponytail:

 
  • Fold your scarf in half to form a triangle.
  • Begin to fold the 90 degree point of the triangle down toward the flat side in sections of around 5-10cm.
  • When your ponytail is already tied with a hair tie, wrap your folded scarf once around your pony and tie at the top. This is so the scarf ends fall down the length of your hair.
  • If you need to, fluff up the points to how flayed or tidy you want them!

 

braid scarf

 

The Braid


If you’re a girl (or guy) who loves a boho braid then this one's for you! I bet you never thought of intertwining your silk scarf into your plait. This is such a beautiful way to give your look new dimension. It can go from plain to chic with just an easy 1 minute application of your scarf. See below how to use your scarf in your braid:

 

  • Fold your scarf in half to form a triangle. 
  • Begin to fold the 90 degree point of the triangle down toward the flat side in sections of around 5-10cm. 
  • Tie your hair in a ponytail with your scarf and use the scarf as one of your ‘3 sections’ when plaiting your hair. This should intertwine it evenly.
  • Depending on your hair length you can tweak how you style the scarf in your braid, play around with it!
 
Braid scarf

Half Top Knot

 

The half top knot is such a gorgeous unique way of styling your silk scarf. We love this for a beach look in Summer and Spring! This can be worn by anyone with a bob or long hair, it can be used for any hair length really. This way of styling your up-do with a scarf has come back into fashion in the past couple of years, it gives us a 60’s vibe and we are so here for it. To achieve this groovy hairstyle, follow the steps below:
  • Fold your scarf in half to form a triangle.
  • Fold the point of the triangle toward the flat side in sections of around 5-10cm.
  • Take the upper half of your hair and form a bun with a hair tie. 
  • Tie your scarf around your bun and let the ends fall over the sides!

 

headband scarf

 

The Headband

 

We love a fun and flirty look and a silk scarf as a headband is perfect to bring out your fluffy side! You can literally use any scarf for this regardless of the shape etc. This is a very simple way of getting your hair off your face while keeping your look fresh and fun. Try this out, let us know how many different ways you can execute this look, we would love to see how creative you get! Follow the steps below for a basic scarf headband:

 

  • Fold your scarf into a large triangle 
  • Start folding down the pointy end to the flat edge until you have your desired thickness (3-5cm is a good thickness!)
  • Place the scarf at the back of your neck and fold up to the top of your head.
  • Tie the pointy ends together and tweak the look.
 
Th Bun Scarf

The Bun

 

For those of you who obsess over a messy high bun, this way of wearing a scarf is going to be your new fixation. Whether your bun is messy or neat, you can use a scarf to spruce up your hair. As there are tonnes of ways to fold and tie your scarf to your bun, we are going to show you our favorite and most simple way of doing so. Follow the steps below to create the perfect messy bun scarf and join us down the rabbit hole!

 

  • Lay your scarf out on a flat surface.
  • Start folding one of four edges inward in about 4cm sections to form a slim rectangular shape.
  • Alternatively you can fold your square into a triangle and fold inwards from the 90 degree point for a longer shape.
  • With a hair tie, tie your hair into a bun (Messy or sleek, completely up to you!).
  • Start wrapping your scarf around your bun a couple of times until you can just tie it together at the top with short scarf ends left.
  • Puff up your bun and you’re done baby!

 

Wearing a scarf in your hair is such a great way of doing the most with minimal effort. If you love to experiment with fashion but don’t have time in the mornings before work, school or uni, chucking a scarf in your hair, on your bag or around your neck is a sure fire way to add flair to your style. You can wear scarves in the most bold and bright ways but can also wear them for more toned down looks or corporate vibes. You really are an artist when it comes to how you style your outfits. You only live once so play, enjoy your choices and express yourself through your accessories. Don’t regret any decisions and be confident in yourself- that is the most important part! Expressing yourself on the outside can affect how you’re feeling on the inside, so wear what makes you feel happy and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks! Make it your New Year's resolution to make bolder and brighter decisions with your fashion. We hope you enjoy these 5 ways of wearing a square silk scarf in your hair as much as we do, let us know what you would like to see next on our blog.


We can’t get enough of this scarf fever everyone has and adore all of the new ways people are styling theirs. If you have a unique way of wearing your favorite scarf, we would love to see it. Snap a selfie and tag us on Instagram and we will check it out. Browse our range of accessories on our online store and browse our square silk scarves. We have many different patterns and colors to choose from and something for everyone and any occasion!


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Lots of love,
Sand and Scarf


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