Scarves epitomize classiness, style and vintage glamour on actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett Johansson. There is no reason why we all can’t add a little glamour to our lives, and there is no better time then now! Scarves and variations like wraps and caftans are all the rage for summer. There are a variety of options available for women with hair loss as well as those who simply like to make a fashion statement or protect their tresses from the searing heat and summer sun. The benefits of using scarves and other head coverings include protection of your hair and scalp from summer’s invasive rays, disguising your hair loss temporarily, and expressing your religion or colorful personality with a range of styles, materials, patterns and colors of coverings. And they’re just fun to try out and wear!
You can find scarves constructed from all sorts of materials, but if possible, opt for natural fibers like cotton, silk, hemp or a blend. This way your scalp can breathe and you won’t sweat as much throughout the day. For highly vigorous activities like a workout or team sports, you might look for stretchy workout fabrics as they grip your head better during movement.
Some companies who specialize in head coverings sometimes provide a headband-like loop that acts to hold a wrap or scarf in place close to your hairline. That way, you can relax and express your femininity and sense of style without worrying about ‘wardrobe malfunction’. After all, once your head cover is in place, your next job is to wear it with pride…maybe even with swagger! So be on the lookout for this accessory.
Be adventurous! Check out local markets or vintage stores for unique scarf patterns and designs. You’ll find all sorts- from simple and plain to decorative and elegant, and usually at reasonable prices. You can also purchase original hand-crafted scarves off sites like Etsy.com or at art fairs, where artisans create one of a kind articles. These, of course, will be pricier. In between you will find all manner of head coverings in most department stores and other local superstores. You can choose a scarf to match an outfit or choose something that makes a statement on its own, whether casual or uber-elegant.
Do be aware of what may be involved if you need to remove your head covering at any point while out in public. How will your hair look underneath? Will your head cover work as effectively on wet hair if you have been swimming or at the spa? Do you know how to put it back in place? Is it easy enough to store meanwhile without getting all wrinkled or crimped? Will you need to change head covers as you shift from day wear to evening wear, and thus need to remember to bring your second piece along with you?
Long rectangular scarves tend to be easier to wrap around your head, but may not have enough fabric to gracefully cover your whole head. Large square scarves also work beautifully once you know how to tuck them in in a sort of head-cover origami. Easiest of all are pre-fabricated wraps or wraps with 2-3 steps to have them hugging your noggin like Queen Sheba.
YouTube tutorial videos are available using keywords like: how to wrap a head scarf or hijab, head wrap tutorials, 10 ways to wear a headscarf, fashion tips for hair loss- how to tie a head scarf, and so on. This is a fantastic example:
So be bold and beautiful and take advantage of this seasons hottest trend.
This blog piece was taken from the the fab Donna Kim-Brand and the blog hairchatter.com Sizzling Summer Scarf Styles – With or Without Hair