This week’s post is all about covering your head and still keepin’ it cute. I think this is especially pertinent right now, as winter kicks into full gear in a lot of places. Even if the weather’s not all that cold where you are, the January blahs are starting to set in, making us feel a bit more lazy than usual. Perhaps the motivation to do your hair is, shall we say, lacking. Head wraps to the rescue!
I am always on the lookout for low cost head wraps, and I tend to favor scarves and beanies. The beanies are best for super lazy days as they require the least effort, and I have four or five of them in different colors. As far as the scarfs, they provide versatility: you can use them as wraps, headbands, or ponytail holders. If you’re feeling wild and crazy you can even wear them around your neck, as intended. 😉
Below, I’ll show you two ways I cover up my head, either for protection for the elements, or because I don’t want to be bothered with my hair.
Look 1: The Jazzy Scarf
For this look, I took a standard Zebra print scarf (purchased at my local beauty supply for about $2.50) and tie it around my head, with a bow in the front. Do this by centering the scarf near the nape of your neck, with the ends extended in front of you. Tie the bow, then adjust to your liking for the final product. As you can see, I like to rock my bow slightly askew. Tilted- it’s how I roll. 🙂 Any hair left out can be secured with bobby pins, I did this in five minutes or less.
Look 2: The Crochet Beanie
For this look, I left out a small to medium section of my hair near the front, before placing the beanie (also from the beauty supply store, around $2) on the crown of my head. Stretching the beanie as needed, I simply tuck the ends of my hair beneath it, then adjust it until it looks right. A few bobby pins to secure the loose hair, and I was done. It took me about 5 minutes to do.
These beanies are amazingly stretchy, but as my hair grows I know I’ll have to look for an alternative.
See how easy that was? So run down to the beauty supply store and grab a few scarves and beanies. It will only cost you a little time and maybe ten bucks.
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