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How To Wear A Scarf When You’ve Lost Your Hair

Headscarves combine elegance with comfort. So, make an excellent and cheaper alternative to wearing wigs. They are versatile items that allow tying in so many ways. Removable scarves make fantastic accessories, for example, over wigs.

Thus, they are a worthwhile investment. In fact, even once your hair grows back. There are so many fun ways to jazz up your look.

How to Wear a Headscarf

Wondering how to tie your cancer scarves in different ways? Read on because we have lovely video guides to inspire you. In fact, you can try copy these looks while you watch! Afterwards, attempt to make up a tying technique, that is unique to you.

A popular question is “what is the number one perk of using chemo scarves?” Well, the answer is they allow styling in so many ways! So, without further ado, let’s get to our favorite scarf tying techniques.


How To Tie a Headscarf

1) A simple knot

Let’s start with a simple knot. There is no surprise that this basic knot is super easy to do. So, it makes a great scarf tying style for beginners and novices:

(Video above: How To Tie a Headscarf the Classic Style)

  • Shows off scarf’s design
  • Ends hang down in an elegant fashion
  • Creates ripples with movement
  • Note: the length may get in the way while eating or exercising so, experiment with the placing of it

If you are wondering how to tie a square chemo head scarf the simple knot tutorial will be helpful.

2A) Basic Bow

Tying head scarves for cancer patients is a fun way to show off your creativity. On the subject of simple yet effective techniques, a bow is another easy and elegant method.


  • Creates lovely folds
  • Beautiful texture
  • Try out using a range of positions. Also, experiment with the size of the bow. In turn, this gives different looks. For instance, a smaller bow lets the ends hang down gracefully.

2B) How To Tie: The Side Bow:

Longtail Bow

(Beautiful Chemo Headscarf for Women: Yanna Purple Blush Florenza with a longtail side bow)

Whereas, with an oversized bow you can tuck in the ends:

how to tie longtail bow

Oversized bow
(Product shown: Chemo head scarves – Daisy Navy Blue Polka Dot)

3) Tying Scarves: Rosette Twist Headscarf

This method looks hard to do. Yet, it’s super easy!

First, decide where you want the twist positioned. Next, wrap the headscarf around. Grab the two sides of the scarf close to your head. Hold the two ends together and start to twist in a spiral. Secure the style by inserting both ends into the folds of your rosette.

  • It looks like a rose
  • Able to change the position once tied
  • Note: the length and texture of the cancer headscarf will determine the size of the rosette.


Upwards facing Rosette

4) The Twist

You will be sure to love this style! It takes inspiration from the first worldwide dance craze with the same name. The ‘twist’ was a popular move in American rock music.

  • The twist creates gorgeous detail
  • Showcases short tail ends

First, wrap the scarf around the back of your head. Then, cross the ends over each other at the front. Twist the two ends around each other. Finally, bring both ends to the back and tie them to secure.

5) How to Wrap a Scarf: The Twirl

First, wrap the scarf around your head. Meet both ends above your ear. Tie a knot to secure. Then, start wrapping one side around the knot. Tuck the end in to secure firmly. Repeat with the remaining tail-end.

  • Creates a mesmerizing circle
  • It offers a sleek look

6) How to Tie your Headscarf: The Cross

  •   Regal look
  •   Gorgeous texture at the back

Like the ‘Twist’ method, start with the scarf wrapped around the back. Cross the ends over at the front twice. Then, bring the tips to the back. Do not layer on top of the pre-existing scarf. Tie in a knot or bow to secure. Voilà!

7) How to Tie a Head wrap: Layered

  • Works well with a wide scarf
  • Leaves a stunning border at the front
  • Exudes pure sophistication

Lay the middle of the scarf around the front. Next, cross the ends over at the back. Bring both ends back to the front. Tie a knot to fasten.

8) How to Tie a Turban: Double Crossed

  • Similar to The Cross
  • Works well with a long scarf
  • Creates a stunning turban

Start with the middle of the scarf along the back. Bring both ends to the front. Crisscross the ends over twice and meet at the back. Bring both ends back to the front and double-cross again. Secure at the back with a knot.

9) The Jewel

Okay, you have tied your headscarf. Now, try a touch of personalizing. How about pinning a broach to your headwear? This ultra-glamorous look is perfect for special occasions such as weddings. Also, it adds that extra sparkle.

10) Final Tips

  • Experiment with the length of the ends of your headscarf, this will change your look dramatically
  • Also, once tied, move the knot to different points around the cap. So, discover what position works for you. You may find one spot to be particularly flattering. Each position gives a different look.
  • If you own more than one headscarf, a great idea is to try mix and matching your scarves. In turn, this allows even more fresh and exciting looks. Combining different textures, colors and designs will create a style unique to you!

As you know, chemo headscarves are extremely versatile products. Evidently, there are many options on how to tie a headscarf for cancer patients. Also, this applies to ladies experiencing hair loss from alopecia. So, you have the opportunity to change your look from day-to-day. The best part is that you can do this by simply using the same item! Also, a chemo scarf leaves plenty of room to flaunt your creativity. Plus, it allows expressing an individual style. 

We hope that after reading this entry you now feel more confident about how to tie scarves! Remember; don’t feel afraid to try something new! You could stumble across a look you love.

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