Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days with 10 Summer Head Scarf Styles

It’s safe to say that the hairstyles and accessories popular in the Y2K period are back in style like never before thanks to the popularity of scrunchies, butterfly clips, and tendrils. Head scarves in the shapes of rectangles and squares, in patterned or solid colors, are the newest item that social media is adoring. Here are our top 11 summer head scarf styles for those who are having hair problems or simply want to try something different.

Choosing Head Scarfs

Naturally, the type of headset you pick will depend on your demands, but there are some important considerations when choosing one:

Shape: You have a choice between two different head-covering shapes: Square or rectangle. The most versatile hairstyles may be created with square headscarves, but make sure the scarf you choose is large enough for the look you want. It should be at least 28 by 28 inches in size if you want it to completely or mostly cover your head. Although they don’t have quite as many uses as their precisely square siblings, rectangular head scarves, also known as oblong or long scarves, do have some advantages.  

Fabric: Whichever look you’re looking for, you need a scarf that will remain on your head while being fashionable and machine-washable. Some of the best fabrics are made of lightweight wool or cotton because they maintain their shape. Although silk and satin are aesthetically beautiful, they tend to fall off, which may be a little unpleasant. You can choose silk and satin textiles as they are best for safeguarding your tresses.

10 Head Scarf Styles

Pony Tie

Simply putting a scarf around a ponytail is one of the simplest ways to include one in your ensemble. If you can tie a knot, this works with pretty much any size or form. If you’re truly concerned that the silk fabric may slide down your ponytail, loop the scarf through an elastic hair band before tying it. This will give it more stability.

Twisted Headband

To roll or fold a square scarf, start at the broadest side and go toward the pointed corners after first folding it in half diagonally. Simply begin folding along the long side of a rectangular scarf if you’re using one. At the nape of your neck, tuck the loose ends under your hair. After rolling the scarf, you may also tie a knot in the middle to keep it folded and add a little extra volume at the top.

Head Scarf Classic

A traditional head scarf wrapped completely over your head is another stylish way to wear the adaptable item, making it perfect for a day at the beach or an evening out. Start by folding a large piece of cloth into a diamond shape (bigger than the size of a bandana). Next, position a long end with a sharp section near the hairline and tie it in position. You now have the ideal head scarf look.

Ponytail Base

As the scarf doubles as the elastic in this hairstyle, you can now prevent any elastic from showing by tying it around the bottom crown of a low ponytail. With this style, hair will be a little looser, but it may also be made more secure by wearing a scarf ponytail with cloth covering the scarf. Stick pins are the ideal method for securing a scarf since they will prevent excessive folds and punctures.

Slim Turban

This is a great way to use a scarf to give a little boho flair to your haircut.  To begin, reduce your silk scarf to half its original size by folding it horizontally along the center. Making sure that both sides are equal, place the scarf at the back of your head and draw one side forward toward your face. Bring both ends of the scarf to the back of your head again and tie a knot to keep everything in place by joining each side in front of your head and in the center of your forehead. 


The babushka is a hairstyle that is popular among Eastern European grandparents and fashion-conscious rappers alike. It is really simple to make and remains in place even if you spend the entire day moving about. A square scarf should first be folded in half diagonally, then the two opposite ends should be taken and knotted under your chin.

Scarf Braid

There are several methods to integrate a scarf into a braid, but the simplest is to just draw your hair back into a ponytail, tie one end to the elastic, and then use it as one-third of your braid. The other end may then be secured with a second elastic or by wrapping and knotting the scarf itself. However, you may also incorporate your item into a trickier style, such as a French or fishtail braid.

Start by folding your scarf in half; in this case, an oblong shape could work best. Before you separate the portion of hair into three sections, gather a segment of hair as usual and pin the folded scarf below it. Continue to braid, adding hair to each segment as you go, treating each of the two sides of the scarf as a separate portion of hair. Finish with an elastic, then wrap the remaining scarf around the braid’s base.

Low Bun

A lengthy scarf will provide you with more material to wrap around your bun than a square scarf will, so if you have a lot of hair or want a voluminous bun, we recommend utilizing a rectangle shape. Before placing the scarf on top of your head, begin by folding the top quarter of the scarf downward. As you would for a bandanna appearance, make sure the two ends are equal in length and tie them in a knot at the base of your neck. Each loose end should be crossed around the bun and then tied underneath it once more. Once you’ve finished, tuck in any loose ends or extra hanging fabric.

Sky-high Wrap

This style will be ideal for those transitional days when you’re not quite ready to visit the salon but your protective style is no longer looking as fashionable (we’ve all been there), for naturalists who maintain their hair in locs or box braids. Start with creating a loose top bun with your hair. Then, take your wrap and align it with the back of your head. Just begin wrapping around your bun from there, ensuring your hair is secure within. You’re finished once you tuck any loose ends inside the folds. 

Front Bun

Take us back to 2014, when this head scarf style was all the rage among women with natural hair. Even those of us who lack the dexterity to execute the more difficult wrap styles may pull off this front bun style and look chic. Additionally, you have the option of making it any size.

Women’s head scarves are stylish, adaptable, and can be dressed in a variety of ways! You may either tie a scarf around your top knot, braid it, or put it in a ponytail. A hair wrap with a scarf is always appropriate, regardless of the day or the hour!