How to Tie A Head Wrap: Step By Step Guide

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How to Tie A Head Wrap

How to Tie a Head Wrap and 35 Pretty Head Wrap Styles for Natural Hair

Head wraps are extremely versatile because they serve multiple purposes and they can be dressed up or down. For those with natural hair, the head wrap is an essential accessory that you can use when you want to give your hair a break from styling, want to protect your hair from the elements, or save yourself from a bad hair day. There are several ways to style a head wrap and with so many gorgeous, colorful head wraps to choose from, it’s easy to create an eye-catching, regal look that complements any outfit. Keep reading to see how to tie a head wrap and take a look at 35 pretty head wrap styles for natural hair.


1How to Tie a Head Wrap

There are several ways to tie a head wrap but for one of the most common methods, try starting by placing the head wrap at the back of your head, pulling the ends towards the front of your head and wrap it into a top knot/bun right in front, securing by tucking the ends of the material into the bun securely. You can stop here and wear the head wrap as is, or you can take a second head wrap and use it to cover your head starting in the same way, then wrapping one end of the material across the front of your head in one direction and the other end in the opposite direction. Secure the ends of the head wrap as pictured here.

2Another Head Scarp Wrap Method

Alternatively, you can also try this head wrap scarf method, which is similar to the first step outlined in the previous method. You can also reverse this method and start with the head wrap at the front of your head to create a low bun at the back of your head. Either way, you can create a beautiful head wrap style quickly and easily, it just takes a little practice. You can start with your hair loose or in a ponytail or bun, depending on how you want your head wrap to be shaped. If you’re more of a visual learner, there are several tutorials on YouTube that will help you perfect your method. Keep reading for 35 gorgeous head scarf wrapping styles.

3Burgundy African Head Wrap Style

Use an extra long burgundy head wrap to create this eye-catching look that’s both regal and chic. Make the bun section slightly off-center for a more dramatic look.

4Leopard Print Head Wrap with Curls

Wearing a head wrap doesn’t always mean keeping all of your hair covered. This pretty leopard print head wrap is the perfect accessory for a curly pineapple style with bangs.

5Pink Head Wrap

This pretty pink head wrap works great for a casual but chic look. Create a low bun at the nape of the neck and secure for a look that’s both classy and classic.

6High Black Head Wrap

This tall head wrap is regal and gorgeous. This is the perfect wrap style for those with long locs. Simply pile your locs at the top of your head and secure before wrapping the material around your head.

7Chic Patterned Head Wrap

This beautiful patterned head wrap is sure to make a bold statement and its vibrant but understated colors complement a variety of outfits. Accentuate this look even more with a pair of statement earrings and a neutral lipstick.

8Pineapple Head Wrap

Even a bandanna can be transformed into a cute head wrap. Use it to help secure your pineapple or high puff for a fun, casual look.

9Green Head Scarf Wrap With Bow

This gorgeous green head wrap is secured in the front of the head with a large bow, giving this look a little something extra. Head wraps look great when paired with accessories like chunky jewelry and chic sunglasses.

10Colorful Silk Head Wrap

This colorful, patterned silk head wrap can be paired with similar colors or with neutral hues for a bold pop of color. Either way, you’re sure to turn heads with this regal look.

11High Puff With Head Wrap

Head wraps are truly versatile because you can use them to cover a little or a lot of your hair. Use a head wrap to accentuate the beauty of your high puff, as pictured here.

12Colorful Green Head Wrap

This colorful green head wrap looks gorgeous paired with clothes and earrings in complementary shades. Head wraps are so versatile, you can easily use them to create a classic or modern look.

13Tan Head Wrap

This simple tan head wrap is the perfect choice if you’re looking for an understated look. A bold red lip takes this look to the next level.

14Colorful Front-Tied Head Wrap

This beautiful front-tied head wrap is perfect for any time of year: whether you’re hanging out poolside or protecting your strands from the harsh winter cold, this head wrap will keep you looking stylish.

15Red and Black Head Scarf Wrap

This gorgeous red and black head wrap is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. A dramatic makeup look complements this style just as much as a more natural look, further proving that head wraps can accentuate any look.

16Colorful Twisted Head Wrap

This multi-colored head wrap is easy to pair with almost any solid-colored outfit. Try twisting the fabric as you secure the head wrap for an even more interesting look.

17Silk Head Wrap With Bangs

Here’s a cute way to wear a head wrap while leaving some of your hair out. This is a great look if you prefer to have some hair framing your face while wearing a head wrap.

18White Head Wrap

This simple but chic white head wrap looks great any way you tie it: whether you prefer a top knot, low bun, or side bun. The white material will complement any color you choose to pair it with.

19Knotted Head Wrap

This gorgeous knotted head wrap will keep you looking stylish as you keep your natural hair covered and protected.

20Stylish Animal Print Head Wrap

This beautiful animal print head wrap is sure to make a statement while giving you a chic look that’s easy to customize. Wear this head wrap with a solid colored outfit and a pair of statement earrings for a really stylish look.

21Low Bun Head Wrap

This simple low bun head wrap is perfect for a casual look. This wrap’s pretty floral print looks great with a solid colored t-shirt and your favorite pair of earrings.

22Lavender Twist Head Wrap

This beautiful lavender head wrap can be dressed up or down. Wear it to add a pop of color to a more neutral look or play it up with purple lips and shades, as pictured here.

23Classic Patterned Head Wrap

This classic patterned head wrap creates a truly regal look. Play up this look with a neutral color scheme and natural makeup look to emphasize and celebrate your natural beauty.

24Knotted White Head Wrap

You can never go wrong with a solid white head wrap. It matches any outfit and when tied into a tall top knot, it gives you a striking, regal look.

25Teal Head Wrap

This gorgeous teal head wrap will give any look a vibrant pop of color that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. The low bun wrap style is timeless and chic.

26Head Wrap Pineapple

This pretty head wrap takes this simple pineapple style to the next level. Leave a few tendrils out by each ear to create the look of exaggerated sideburns.

27Blue Patterned Head Wrap

This pretty blue head wrap looks great tied into a top knot style. This look can easily be dressed up or down and it looks gorgeous either way.

28Curly Ponytail Head Wrap

This beautiful patterned head wrap looks great with this curly ponytail style: just one example of how versatile head wraps can be.

29Half Covered Head Wrap

This half covered head wrap style allows you to show off your unique texture while keeping your hair out of your face.

30Patterned Low Bun Head Wrap

This beautiful patterned head wrap looks amazing tied into a low bun style, paired with wooden statement earrings. This style goes great with both bold and natural makeup looks.

31Patterned High Head Wrap

High head wraps like this one never go out of style. Patterned head wraps are extremely versatile and can easily be dressed up or down.

32Pineapple Front Knotted Head Wrap

This pretty head wrap is knotted in the front, creating a really cute pineapple style. This is a great style for all curl types.

33Twisted Halo Head Wrap

If you’re looking for a more unique head wrap style, this knotted halo wrap is a great choice. This look is both elegant and simple, making it extremely versatile.

34Extra High Head Wrap

This extra high head wrap style is especially ideal for those with locs. Pile your locs into a high bun and tie your head wrap around them for a timeless, elegant look.

35Fancy Head Wrap Style

Take your head wrap game up a notch with this tying method which creates a fancier look that’s great for any occasion.

36Head Wrap and Tendrils

This front-tied head wrap looks great with a couple of loose tendrils framing the face. This is a great look that still keeps most of your hair covered and protected.

37Twisted High Head Wrap

This beautiful twisted head wrap looks great with a natural makeup look, complete with a neutral lip.

38Full head covered head wrap with bouncy curls

39Gucci Head Scarf Wrap