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How To Tie A Head Wrap

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The following is a guest post from our friends at The Budget Fashionista.

We’ve been obsessed with head wraps for quite some time. They are the best accessory for hiding a bad hair day or adding some color to your outfit when you have to quickly run an errand. Now, however, head wraps aren’t just for a quick trip to the store. They’ve gone couture, baby, and you can be a part of it.

If you’re not sure how to incorporate this trend into your daily wardrobe, we can teach you how. Of course, there are many different ways to tie a head wrap, but here is the easiest and most efficient way to do it regardless of hair length or hair type.

Easy Ways to Tie a Headwrap

Step 1: Choose Your Fabric
First things first, what material is best for a head wrap? We prefer a little stretch to help keep your hair locked into place. So, search for a scarf or fabric that’s stretch cotton or jersey for the best result. While you can buy a scarf just about anywhere, we recommend going to the fabric store. Not only is it less expensive but you can buy two or three colorful fabrics for the price of one scarf. Get one to one and a half yards in length and make sure the fabric is about a foot and a half in width. Don’t forget that most retail fabric stores run coupons every week. You can easily get a yard of fabric for around $5. Not bad for a gorgeous accessory, right?

Step 2: Gather A Ponytail
If you can make a ponytail, then you have already accomplished the main step in tying a head wrap. All you need to do is gather you hair at the nape of your neck and secure with a hair tie. Decide whether you want any hair to show in your finished product. If you do, then leave your ponytail as is. If you don’t, make a loose bun by not pulling your hair all the way through.

Step 3: Break Out The Scarf
Now for the fun part. Your hair is already pulled into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Grab your piece of fabric and fold it in half. Place the center of it just above your forehead with the fold of the fabric nearest to your forehead. Pull the fabric down tight on either side of your head behind your ears, pulling it towards the back of your neck and tie in a simple knot.

Step 4: Keep Wrapping
At this point, you can do one of two things. You can tie the knot at the nape of your neck into a double knot, letting your hair and the excess scarf drape down your back or over your shoulder for a chic, relaxed look. Or, you can tie a tight knot at the nape of your neck and wrap it once more, crisscrossing the excess fabric over your head and pulling it back down to the nape of your neck again. Secure by twisting the excess fabric and then wrapping that excess around your bun several times and tucking in the end piece.

Step 5: Make It Your Own
Now that you have your head wrap securely in place, whether it’s in a tight fabric bun or left flowing down your back, it’s time to finish the look. Some people love to keep the wrap tight and simply add dangling earrings. Others like to pull out a few bangs and other whisps of hair for a more relaxed look. Either way, we know you’ll look amazing when you try it. For more clarification on these step or to view other takes on the head scarf, we recommending searching “How to Tie a Head Wrap” on YouTube.com.

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