Spring is here, but you can still use your winter scarves. Rather than store them away, use them as a final touch or accessory to your outfit.
In addition, scarves can be used to protect your hair from some of the crazy weather that comes along. Whoever coined the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers,” should have mentioned that it also brings messed-up hair dos. With all of the humidity and heat that this season can bring, your mane could use some protection– especially if you have natural hair!
My kinky hair suffers from major shrinkage, so on humid days I like to keep my hair tucked away. Considering it’s too hot for a knit beanie, the right scarf can do the trick.
I’ve accumulated a number of scarves after learning how to tie different styles of headwraps and turbans. You can find great prints at stores like Target or Forever 21, but if you really want a bargain hit up your local fabric store.
On Saturday I went to Jo-Ann’s Fabric Store to see what I could find. There were floral and checkered prints as well as solids and plaids. I was a little overwhelmed because there were so many different prints and materials to chose from. Probably 10 minutes were spent wandering around the store. Womp, womp.
Thankfully, all confusion went away when I found the good ol’ remnants shelf with leftover fabric discounted at 50% off. I was in bargain heaven.
The two fabrics on the left were found in the remnants section and I purchased them for about $5 each. Of course I had to give in to my obsession with the color black and buy the fabric on the right.
When buying fabric I’ve picked up a couple tips. After selecting a fabric, the salesperson will ask how much you want. I’d go with a yard and if it’s too much, it’s better than getting too little. Also, rectangular cuts of fabric work best for a number of headwraps and turbans.
Lastly, I’ve found that stretchy material is the way to go. When going through the racks, tug at the fabric or check for a small amount of rayon spandex. This makes tying your headwrap a lot easier than with a stiff material.
When you’re ready wrap your scarf, feel free to experiment. I learned a lot of different ways on Youtube, but sometimes I like what I come up with when I’m just playing around. My favorite ways to tie my scarfs are the bow you see above and what I call the front bun. You can check out some pictures below:
Also, if you’d like to see a close up of the scarves and fabrics I bought, you can check them out as well:
Happy headwrapping everyone! If you have any questions, feel free to drop it in the comments section.