Style and function are simply integrated into the fabric of a scarf - wear it as a head scarf or sweat band, this little piece of clothing has a lot to offer.
The utilities of a head scarf are indeed many. Pull a cotton bandana over the head and beat the heat this summer- cotton bandanas when worn as head scarves prevent sweat from running into the eyes. By covering the hair, a headscarf can keep the hair clean, especially when the weather is dry and dusty. If you want to keep the chill off during cold weather, then cover your head with a cashmere scarf in the Kelly style for that additional warmth. Optionally, you could also wrap a thick knitted woolen scarf (known as a muffler) around the neck. Be careful of tying it too tight, though.
You could make a fashion statement even during a bad-hair day with a soft, luminous silk headscarf. Simply use it to cover the bad hair lying beneath!
If your favorite soccer match is round the corner, then you could wear a ‘football scarf’ around the head to cheer your favorite team. A ‘Football scarf’ is a traditional wear, worn like a head scarf by the soccer fans. Besides, it works as a sweat band too!
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When wearing a head scarf, it is important to consider a host of factors like the occasion, weather and outfit, aside from personal style!
If you want a head scarf for a formal occasion, then silk would be the ideal choice. Silk is a symbol of luxury and this lightweight fabric is comfortable too. For a more casual look, a bandana in cotton, perhaps with paisley designs will be more appropriate. Cotton is especially good during hot and dry weather. This fabric is lightweight and absorbs the perspiration.
When the temperature is low and you are looking for a head scarf that will keep you warm, then a woolen one will work wonders. Pull a pashmina over the head and also enjoy that extra attention.
Headscarves are good as outerwear, particularly during open road travel. For instance, a Kelly scarf can be worn to ward off the dust and keep the hair clean, while lending a fashionable look. You could also wear a headscarf to conceal a bad-hair day.
If style is all you are looking at, then you must consider the scarf design and pattern that will complement the outfit you are wearing. Fashion scarves come in different materials and designs to choose from - your personal style would further determine your choice.
Head wraps are essential accessories for all the outdoor enthusiasts. This little piece of fashion accessory can be rarely done without because of its functional value. For instance, a bandana head wrap can absorb sweat, making you feel cool when the sun is beating down on you. You can use the same scarf as a hair accessory. With several ways of wearing head wraps, what about experimenting the following styles.
Take a square scarf, fold it into a triangle and place it on the head, with a knot under the chin. This is a simple and easy way of wearing a head scarf. Optionally, you can take a square scarf and fold it into a triangle, bringing it down across the forehead, with a knot in the back. A triangular scarf can be used for this style. A head wrap can also be worn in the Kelly style. Simply fold a square scarf into a triangle, place it on the head. Now cross the ends in the front and gather them in the back with a simple knot. A head wrap worn this way looks stunning and at the same time helps you maintain your hair style.
A scarf can be used like a fashionable hair accessory in many ways – tie it around the pony tail, wear it under the hat, make a hair-bow or simply braid it into your hair. Use your creativity to try out various scarf styles.
To tie it around a pony tail, use the band fold. Tie the folded scarf into a loose knot around the hair and let the scarf ends hang freely. For a hair-bow, use the bias band fold and tie the folded scarf into a bow. Now fasten to the back of the head using clips. To use a scarf under the hat, use the bias fold, and tie a triangle around the head, knotting it at the back or side. Now wear a hat over it for an enigmatic appeal.
Attractive head bands can be created with scarves. For this, take an oblong scarf and center it at the back of your neck beneath your hair. Now, pull the ends over the tops of your ears, entwining it once at the top of your head. Bringing the ends down, create a knot at the nape of your neck.
A scarf could also be tied around the forehead. When worn in this way, it works much like a sweat band, only it is prettier. However, while styling a head band using a scarf, ensure that you do not snag it on your earrings, as this may damage your scarf.
Turbans make another option of covering the entire head with style. Unlike scarves, they usually don't require tying or adjusting - you could merely pull them on. Turbans may fit like a simple hat or have a twist around the front. Optionally, they may have pleated folds of fabrics like terry cloth, felt, or jersey. Even if some require tying, it is relatively easy to wear them. Some of the turbans are washable. Some may even come with an attached tassel of hair along the top. Also, certain turbans help keep the head warm during cold weather.
Aside from making a fashionable wear, head turbans can be worn as conceals during hair-loss. In this way, one could wear head turbans in place of wigs. A medical use of turban entails wearing them in place of scarves or wigs. Cancer patients too wear turbans, since they suffer extensive hair loss while undergoing chemotherapy.
Scarves can enhance your looks in a flash. For a flawless scarf style, knowing the different tying techniques and the use of accessories are essential for keeping the scarf in place, especially when it is made of a slippery fabric like silk. This is when you need to consider using an appropriate scarf accessory like a pin or brooch to secure the scarf in place. Here are some tips that will help you make the head scarf stay on.
• Scarves can be secured with tiny safety pins to prevent it from slipping.
• A scarf can be looped more than once to keep it fixed.
• Any triangle in the back of the scarf can be pushed inside the collar.
• An attractive brooch could be used to fasten the head band with the hair.
• Scarf rings can be used to hold the scarf in front.
• Scarf clips can be used to secure the scarf depending upon the style.