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physicschick
November 5th, 2011, 08:11 PM
That's right, post your hairstyles that incorporate scarves. :)

AshNight1214
November 5th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Very excited to see everyone's ideas! I've been getting tired of the same few hairstyles I've been doing recently. XD

Arrow
November 6th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Hooray! One I can manage!

Here is my Braided Scarf Bun:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/Allo_Worm/09-ScarfBun.jpg

My YouTube video on how to do it can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49-Ortm3NTc

P.S. How do I make the picture smaller?

Teazel
November 7th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Ah, good idea! I haven't done bun + scarf in a long time. So I did one this evening....

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=118305

dfotw
November 7th, 2011, 11:19 AM
I love updos with scarves! They give an instant volume boost and add a touch of colour!

Here's a couple of old shots, I'll make and take new ones this month... :D

Braided bun with scarf; warning for massive head-eating bun! :p

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8801/day85dragonfly.jpg

Box-braid with scarf, down and bunned:

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6120/boxbraid.jpg

Teazel, love your updo, it's so soft and elegant! :crush:

Alaia
November 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
WOW! :thud:

AMAZING!

I'm going to try it and see if I can manage one. My braid might not be long enough, because I can't do a regular braided bun yet.

slz
November 7th, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Nobody
November 7th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Awesome! I just did one of these today but didn't realize it was the hairstyle of the month and took no pictures. I'll post one from last month though if I can get pictures to upload!

Nobody
November 7th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Yay, pictures are uploaded!! I was really into scarves last month, especially for Halloween. I wore an orange scarf today in a single English braid with a totally orange outfit but people at the restaurant were staring at me and laughing. :(

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=118362http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=118364http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=118363
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=118365

Peggy E.
November 8th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Nobody - Why would they be laughing at you? These braids with scarves are gorgeous!!

Now - How did you do that first orange scarf complicated-looking pair of braids? It appears to have cut your length in half.

I've got some very nice scarves which I never use, so will get them out and put them to work this month. At least this is something I can do, for a change - never did get the hang of last month's bun, and it was so cool, too.... :o(

KateMcC
November 8th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Let's talk about the main ingredient here for a minute... I have scarf questions.

Obviously you aren't using a square cotton bandana in your braids. I have a lot of those (note that I live in Texas). I have a few pretty square silk scarves that I wore back in the 80s when we wore them around our necks like a collar with a pretty brooch, but what to do with the bulk of the scarf?? Perhaps those aren't what you are using either? :confused:

So please describe your scarf/scarves. Size, fabric, where you got it, and any other help for those of us who would like to join in this thread but are rather ignorant on the topic.

darklyndsea
November 8th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Let's talk about the main ingredient here for a minute... I have scarf questions.

Obviously you aren't using a square cotton bandana in your braids. I have a lot of those (note that I live in Texas). I have a few pretty square silk scarves that I wore back in the 80s when we wore them around our necks like a collar with a pretty brooch, but what to do with the bulk of the scarf?? Perhaps those aren't what you are using either? :confused:

So please describe your scarf/scarves. Size, fabric, where you got it, and any other help for those of us who would like to join in this thread but are rather ignorant on the topic.
I only have one scarf style, Rosie the Riveter style, which uses a square scarf (I use a silk one).

I think that most of the styles I've seen on this thread so far have used the long, skinny scarves that are more like winter scarves in shape, but I haven't seen any of those in silk in the stores so far.

Nobody
November 8th, 2011, 06:04 PM
Nobody - Why would they be laughing at you? These braids with scarves are gorgeous!!

Now - How did you do that first orange scarf complicated-looking pair of braids? It appears to have cut your length in half.

I've got some very nice scarves which I never use, so will get them out and put them to work this month. At least this is something I can do, for a change - never did get the hang of last month's bun, and it was so cool, too.... :o(

Aww, thanks. I think I had just done a regular English braid and pushed it up, although it could have been a zipper braid pushed up too (like the green one). I don't remember and apparently forgot to write it down.

LadyLongLocks
November 8th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Here are a few from various years.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/JJJLonghair/LHC%20Forum%20pix%20for%20linking/bunswithscarveslhc.jpg

Metallia
November 8th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Yay, pictures are uploaded!!

All of those are amazing, but I *love* the purple scarf one! I want to run and find a scarf so I can try this tomorrow! :)

Honestwitness
November 8th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Here's my contribution. My bun is tiny, compared to some of the others posted here. But, hey, it's mine all mine.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2850&pictureid=118402

Modarunner
November 8th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Everyone's hair is just soooo beautiful with those scarves all woven in! I can't wait to have long luxurious locks that I can braid scarves into. I just love looking at everyone's beautiful pictures.

Lippytoes
November 9th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Ooh, this is a LOVELY idea. I need to get experimenting with scarves again - this is definitely the time of year for it. :)

SteelRose
November 9th, 2011, 07:53 AM
I soo want to try this! They all look so cool! I have to go out and find a scarf to use now since I don't own any! One question for those that are braiding them in though. Are you adding them like you would ribbon? Or is there a different method since the scarves would be bulkier?

Arrow
November 10th, 2011, 12:32 PM
I soo want to try this! They all look so cool! I have to go out and find a scarf to use now since I don't own any! One question for those that are braiding them in though. Are you adding them like you would ribbon? Or is there a different method since the scarves would be bulkier?

I would suggest using the scarf as the third strand in your braid, rather than adding it to a current strand.

Arrow
>----->

MaRo
November 11th, 2011, 12:53 AM
I have an older one..
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/lilabraid1.jpghttp://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/lilabraid.jpg

luxepiggy
November 11th, 2011, 01:23 AM
Nothing like a twilly to add a splash of colour to my hair (^(oo)^)v

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/20100519c-1.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/20101004b-1.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/twillyfleuretteheadband-1.jpg

Fethenwen
November 11th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Ah, good idea! I haven't done bun + scarf in a long time. So I did one this evening....

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=118305

Wow! So pretty, and this picture is just so well taken. Lovely!
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This is my favorite way of wearing a scarf:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2829&pictureid=100089

I might try and do something more complex for this thread and post it later.

Ishje
November 11th, 2011, 04:04 AM
I have an older one..
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/lilabraid1.jpghttp://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/lilabraid.jpg

ohh gorgeous :D my hair has nearly the same color as yours, so I think I need to go and buy myself a purple scarf like this!
those little flowers are a cute detail as well :D

Arrow
November 12th, 2011, 03:02 AM
Do you like my Regency Scarf Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbHNQUhAClQ), ladies?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9091&pictureid=118665

maria_asa
November 12th, 2011, 03:38 AM
Ah, good idea! I haven't done bun + scarf in a long time. So I did one this evening....

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=118305

Wow, this is just stunning. I love how the scarf compliments your hair colour. :thud:

CarpeDM
November 12th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Ah, good idea! I haven't done bun + scarf in a long time. So I did one this evening....

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=118305

Oh I love this, it is so pretty!

Fairlight63
November 12th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Yes, Arrow I loved your scarf tutorial! The only problem now is that I don't own a scarf & I want to buy one.
For anyone that has done a scarf braid what kind of material works best?
What size - width & length works best? My hair is 37 in. long & thin.
Where is the best place to order one on line?
Sorry, so many questions!

Honestwitness
November 12th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Arrow, I very much enjoyed your scarf tutorial! Good job and oh so pretty!

Fairlight, I get some pretty nice scarves in thrift stores. Also, department stores like Target, Walmart, JC Penney. If you go to ebay and search for silk scarves, you'll find a wonderful array of lovely scarves.

Maraz
November 12th, 2011, 04:35 PM
I think with the tutorial that this is one I can actually manage. Now to go scarf shopping! :D

Metallia
November 12th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Fairlight, I get some pretty nice scarves in thrift stores.
Ditto! I already wear scarves a lot just as a headband sort of thing (helps keep my flyaway new growth tame), and you can get brilliant ones at thrift stores for a fraction of what you would pay new. It's also easier to find ones that aren't necessarily "in fashion"- a different texture, shape, pattern, size than the current season's look.

Sigzephyr
November 13th, 2011, 12:19 AM
Here's an old one, Frida inspired:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/sigwhippet/P1070179.jpg

PaganPriestess
November 13th, 2011, 12:44 AM
I definitely need to try this.

LadyLongLocks - your hair is BEAUTIFUL! My daughter has golden hair about your color.

Peggy E.
November 13th, 2011, 10:14 AM
I would suggest using the scarf as the third strand in your braid, rather than adding it to a current strand.

Arrow
>----->


When I use a scarf in a bun, I anchor the hair with an elastic, then string the scarf through. Putting the hair in two sections, I add one scarf end to a hair section and the other scarf end becomes the third section for the braid.

After braiding, I wrap it up in the bun and that's that!

With my hair, I've found this makes the scarf sections more visible. When I was doing two sections hair, one section scarf, the scarf didn't show up too much. But by splitting it in two the scarf seems to show up more often.

I'm going to have to get off my butt and make this bun! ;o)

lindenblossom
November 13th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Hello! Happy to discover this month's hairstyle, as I've just learned how to do the same kind of Frida-Kahlo-inspired braided updo that Sigzephyr featured in her post (gorgeous, by the way).

This hairstyle is great because the hair does not have to be *very* long for it to work (shoulder-length or longer) and there is no need for pins ~ at least, not in the method I use. In fact, this is the only way I can wear a braided updo or "Heidi" braids comfortably and securely, and if you're growing your hair out, it's a great way to "hide" the length as it grows, while making it seem that one's hair is longer and thicker than it is (thanks to to the cloth adding volume).

Instead of a scarf, I make a long strip out of colorful tights or out of jersey knit (T-shirt) material, as it is stretchy and doesn't slip. I make the ties for the braided ends out of the same material as the long strip to blend into the updo better. Aside from those modifications, I follow these instructions (this is not my video):

www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo

See the "scarf braids" video.


(Again, this is not my video, and I am sorry I don't have any photos of my own at the moment.)



For variety, or if you need put something tight over your head, like a bike helmet, just untie the strip and bring your braids down. They can be easily tied up again as needed.

ravenreed
November 13th, 2011, 12:14 PM
I find silk scarves in my local thrift store all the time. I grab them and then stuff them in my closet. Time to dig them out. I wore a scarf braided bun out to an event the other night and everyone lost their minds over it. One fellow asked how long it took and couldn't believe that it took all of 5 minutes. I need to get a picture of one, if I can get a reluctant son to do it.

Immera
November 13th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Here are some of mine:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=91019

/http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118832

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118828

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118833

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118829

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=105126

http://http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118831

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=118830

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=83941

dfotw
November 14th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Yay, pictures are uploaded!! I was really into scarves last month, especially for Halloween. I wore an orange scarf today in a single English braid with a totally orange outfit but people at the restaurant were staring at me and laughing. :(
:snip:

Nobody, can I just say how very much I LOVE your braid-scarf idea? :puppykisses: It's brilliant, I've worn it twice this week and I've gotten nothing but compliments! Plus, it deals with the problem of the scarf sliding off my head when I try to use it as a bandana...

Pics:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4288/braidscarf2.jpg

Nobody's Braided Scarf, pinned at the back (for working on the lab):

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/534/braidscarf1.jpg


Let's talk about the main ingredient here for a minute... I have scarf questions.

Obviously you aren't using a square cotton bandana in your braids. I have a lot of those (note that I live in Texas). I have a few pretty square silk scarves that I wore back in the 80s when we wore them around our necks like a collar with a pretty brooch, but what to do with the bulk of the scarf?? Perhaps those aren't what you are using either? :confused:

So please describe your scarf/scarves. Size, fabric, where you got it, and any other help for those of us who would like to join in this thread but are rather ignorant on the topic.


Yes, Arrow I loved your scarf tutorial! The only problem now is that I don't own a scarf & I want to buy one.
For anyone that has done a scarf braid what kind of material works best?
What size - width & length works best? My hair is 37 in. long & thin.
Where is the best place to order one on line?
Sorry, so many questions!


I soo want to try this! They all look so cool! I have to go out and find a scarf to use now since I don't own any! One question for those that are braiding them in though. Are you adding them like you would ribbon? Or is there a different method since the scarves would be bulkier?

I use silky, gauzy scarves I buy in normal high-street stores like Sfera, H&M and the like.
The best ones to braid in for me (around BCL length in dry/braided hair) are rectangular scarves, around 72 inches long and 10-18 inches wide. I fold them down the middle, slip one half through the elastic at the base of the braid, rejoin both halves and use them as the third strand in a normal English braid (or box braid, too; or as one of the two strands of a rope braid). I also have a square silk scarf (30 inches on each side) which I fold into a triangle, then roll up and use the same way I use a 'long' scarf.

HTH! :flower:

dragaica
November 14th, 2011, 08:46 AM
wow great picks.
wish i have long hair- may be i'll make it work in some strange way.

neko_kawaii
November 14th, 2011, 09:18 AM
My attempt at a Gibson Roll using a scarf:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8248&pictureid=110400

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8248&pictureid=110401

For those asking scarf questions, this one is a fine knit and about two yards long. I'll echo what others have said; thrift stores are great places for acquiring scarves!

Nobody
November 14th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Nobody, can I just say how very much I LOVE your braid-scarf idea? :puppykisses: It's brilliant, I've worn it twice this week and I've gotten nothing but compliments! Plus, it deals with the problem of the scarf sliding off my head when I try to use it as a bandana...

Nobody's Braided Scarf, pinned at the back (for working on the lab):

Lol! Thanks! I like that you call it "Nobody's Braided Scarf." It makes me giggle since I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of it! :eyebrows:

Arrow
November 14th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Here's another one!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9091&pictureid=118879

Renaissance Heidi Braids (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2QYT2QsAMc) - just follow the link for a video tutorial!

Arrow
>----->

SteelRose
November 14th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Arrow, I really like the Heidi braids! Now I have to find a longer scarf since the only one I have isn't long enough for that to work. Darn, guess I have to go shopping!

eresh
November 14th, 2011, 03:21 PM
I'm always a little shy to use scarfs in my hair....because my head is small LOL
I'm afraid it might look silly...
But seeing all these lovely photos I'm inspired to try again.
More later this week!

Metallia
November 14th, 2011, 06:43 PM
My attempt at a Gibson Roll using a scarf:
For those asking scarf questions, this one is a fine knit and about two yards long. I'll echo what others have said; thrift stores are great places for acquiring scarves!
That is *gorgeous*. Very sophisticated!
Here is my try at the Frida Kahlo inspired style from the video posted by lindenblossom:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/6346262102_267c8e4ae8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christinabeargie/6346262102/)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6211/6345511237_2a24ff14fe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christinabeargie/6345511237/)
My braids were too long to tie off as the video showed, so I pulled them across and the scarf back down to the back to tie. Since they were tied down at the back of my head, they slid further back than I wanted, and it took a lot of pins to keep them in place, but I like how they looked for a first try. I will definitely wear this again! The front of my hair was pretty frazzled with my shorter bits getting loose, but it was very windy today. Actually, this kept my hair pretty protected from that overall.

redkdawg
November 15th, 2011, 07:16 PM
I used this idea - www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo (posted by someone here). Nothing but compliments from co-workers, and even one from a stranger on the train. :)

No one could believe it was that simple or that it took me all of 5 minutes to get it done.

dawnrader
November 15th, 2011, 07:29 PM
I used this idea - www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo (http://www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo) (posted by someone here). Nothing but compliments from co-workers, and even one from a stranger on the train. :)

No one could believe it was that simple or that it took me all of 5 minutes to get it done.


Redkdawg, you are a lifesaver with that link, just what i needed for tomorrow night!

Thanks!

eresh
November 16th, 2011, 03:02 PM
oops double post

eresh
November 16th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Used the scarf as a headband, pinned in place with bobbypins and braided it in with my hair in a regular braid.
OMG thickness! :D

I used most hair as the middle strand, and used to smaller sections to add to the scarf sides.

Bunned with loads of amish pins, I went for a long walk with the doggy and it held!! It was heavy....but it held!
From the side and straight from behind, no flash.
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4493/zijkant.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/zijkant.jpg/) http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2101/rechtachter.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/rechtachter.jpg/)

After a while I used a hairstick for more support, the amish pins started to pull due to the weight of the bun.
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9301/metstokje1.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/256/metstokje1.jpg/) http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5328/metstokje.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/metstokje.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

And just took it down after wearing a whole day.
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3989/sjaalvlecht1.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/sjaalvlecht1.jpg/) http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1146/sjaalvlecht.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/411/sjaalvlecht.jpg/)

:)

I'd also like to try more scarfstyles.
But I think I need to get myself some thinner scarfs so it's not so heavy and bulky.

Honestwitness
November 16th, 2011, 03:29 PM
This is a really good thread. I'm really enjoying everyone's scarf-do's. I'm getting very inspired and learning a lot from your ideas and techniques. I'm looking for a style that covers my ears in cold weather. I get headaches if my ears get cold. Maybe I can use a scarf for this, instead of hair. If anyone has any pics of scarf styles that cover at least the top part of the ears, I would love to see them.

dili
November 16th, 2011, 03:58 PM
wow, i loved this styles! i used braids with scarf before, i think i gonna try again:)

Olga-Freya
November 17th, 2011, 06:28 AM
eresh, scarfstyle suits you very well :)

lapushka
November 17th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Very nice, Eresh! It looks awesome!

eresh
November 17th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Thanks :) When I have found better scarfs I'm going to do this more often,so thanks also for the style idea of this month :-)

oktobergoud
November 17th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Since I have no long hair (heck, a short bob!) I can't do much with it.. BUT I can finally do the hairstyle of the month! :D Not sure if this counts though.. but hey, it's a scarf.. on my head :P

(hope picture is not too big!)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e375/moresque/sjaaltje.jpg

Mmm it's quiet big even though I resized it in Photobucket (but it shows up unresized.. mm)

Anyway, love your updo's guys! I think the crownbraids are my favourite :D

Honestwitness
November 17th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Oktobergoud, your scarf is so pretty...especially with your beautiful haircolor.

I wish I could wear this scarfstyle to work. But since I'm the secretary to the CEO, I doubt I could get away with it. *sigh*

McFearless
November 17th, 2011, 07:35 PM
oktobergoud, that definately counts. I just love your scarf too :p

eresh
November 18th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Beautiful oktobergoud!
It really suits you

oktobergoud
November 18th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Thank you! :D

Milui Elenath
November 18th, 2011, 09:40 PM
I used this idea - www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo (http://www.youtube.com/user/Compaivideo) (posted by someone here). Nothing but compliments from co-workers, and even one from a stranger on the train. :)

No one could believe it was that simple or that it took me all of 5 minutes to get it done.

I really don't know why I'd never thought to do that before it's so simple and beautiful! (but the rubber bands in the videoshudder:)

Anyway here's mine - an old pic, the scarf isn't a scarf just a piece of long narrow material from my days in a choir. I used it for Christmas.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2726&pictureid=66780

kamikaze hair
November 19th, 2011, 05:42 AM
Here's mine: I had fun trying this out, i think i'll do it again tomorrow, for real and wear it out.

(youtube: lilithedarkmoon)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=119277

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=119276

redkdawg
November 19th, 2011, 09:36 AM
I really don't know why I'd never thought to do that before it's so simple and beautiful! (but the rubber bands in the videoshudder:)


Yeah, I cringed when I saw her using rubber bands. However, she knows her hair so apparently she can get away with it.

I have fine hair and rubber bands just destroy mine so I used "ouchless' for that style.

Gvnagitlvgei
November 21st, 2011, 07:33 AM
I'm loving the styles. If I ever wear a scarf outside, it's usually to fully cover my hair but people in this area act afraid of you or disgusted. It's just a scarf tastefully worn. Shrugs. I might try some of these here.

@Immera, your 4th and 5th pic down are usually what I wear.

Arrow
November 21st, 2011, 11:21 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9091&pictureid=119476

Another week, another tutorial! The Side Scarf Braid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRgH0FOT0o). :0) Enjoy!

eresh
November 21st, 2011, 11:35 AM
Lovely!!


I made a video of the scarfbun :-)
Never mind how the scarf ended up on my head, not so neat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKbdpVbeMt4

lapushka
November 21st, 2011, 11:37 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9091&pictureid=119476

Another week, another tutorial! The Side Scarf Braid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRgH0FOT0o). :0) Enjoy!

Love this one. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Arrow
November 21st, 2011, 11:45 AM
Love this one. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

You're very welcome :0)

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Well I went out and bought a scarf I thought would work with my hair and my coat and it turns out it was just too thick. I think these all look so pretty that I'm going to have to find a long silk scarf. :)

I did a 4 strand box braid with the scarf as 2 strands & my hair as 2. It was too heavy for me to wear and I couldn't bun it. :( Looks pretty though. I would've never thought to try this if not for this thread. I love this site. :D Sorry for the really dirty mirror, I have to remember to clean it before taking pictures.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_3778.jpg

Sheryl
November 24th, 2011, 10:31 AM
I love this idea! I have some great scarves that I haven't worn in years. I'm going to try this but I think I am going to cut them down so they are long and narrow, not so much mass there.

joflakes
November 24th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Since I have no long hair (heck, a short bob!) I can't do much with it.. BUT I can finally do the hairstyle of the month! :D Not sure if this counts though.. but hey, it's a scarf.. on my head :P

(hope picture is not too big!)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e375/moresque/sjaaltje.jpg

Mmm it's quiet big even though I resized it in Photobucket (but it shows up unresized.. mm)

Anyway, love your updo's guys! I think the crownbraids are my favourite :D

Hello, almost twin! Haha.
How do you do this? I was reading all the posts thinking that I wanted to do almost exactly this but have no idea how to get them to stay.

MaRo
November 25th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Hi girls :)
i need you help :)
i want to buy a silk scarf.. but, which length did i need? double of my hair length?
i guess 125cm are to short and 180cm a little bit to long?

dfotw
November 25th, 2011, 03:59 AM
MaRo, my favourite scarves for braiding in are 180 cms long, and my hair is nearly the same length as yours, so I think those would work just fine for you!

HTH! :flower:

MaRo
November 25th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Thank you dfotw :D
Aehm, what means HTH? :o

oktobergoud
November 25th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Hello, almost twin! Haha.
How do you do this? I was reading all the posts thinking that I wanted to do almost exactly this but have no idea how to get them to stay.

Hello! :P

I used this tutorial: http://vixenvintage.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-tie-40s-headscarf.html :)

dfotw
November 25th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Thank you dfotw :D
Aehm, what means HTH? :o

You're welcome, MaRo. And it means "Hope This Helps". Sorry, I spend too much time on the internet! :o

Oktobergoud, thanks for sharing that tutorial, I'll have to see if I can manage to stuff all my hair into it, but it's worth a try! :cool:

Nobody
November 25th, 2011, 07:09 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=119685http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=119684http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=119683http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=119686

A few more! I use scarves to dry my hair so I have them in fairly regularly. I should really learn how to wear make=up. That last photo is from today...Egads.

Quixii
November 25th, 2011, 08:40 PM
What a great idea! I never thought of actually weaving scarves in with a hairdo.
I wonder if teachers who don't allow hats would allow me to continue wearing a scarf on my head at school?

Honestwitness
November 26th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Quixii, I have wondered the same thing about my workplace. They don't allow hats there, either. I have been able to wear scarves there successfully, however, as long as I use them like a headband. If the scarf is narrow enough to be more like a ribbon than a shawl, it acts more like an accent than a head covering.

Egana
November 26th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Anyone using a scarf for a religious head covering? I occasionally use one to show grief or respect, or for religious purposes to help me communicate an attitude of contrition before my god. I like to wrap and drape, but they often work loose. Perhaps pinning or weaving it into my hair is the way to go?

Madora
November 27th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Here's my contribution..double braids a la Frieda Kahlo. The scarf was about 44 inches long:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6554&pictureid=119866

Lippytoes
November 27th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Here's my contribution..double braids a la Frieda Kahlo. The scarf was about 44 inches long:


Madora, that scarf looks so gorgeous in your hair! And I love Frida Kahlo -style updos.

Madora
November 27th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Thanks very much, LippyToes! One of these days I'm going to try this again..but with beads, and see how it works.

RapunzelKat
November 27th, 2011, 10:04 PM
These are so cool! I will definitely have to give this a try, it seems like a great way to add a lot of volume as well as color.

PaganPriestess
November 28th, 2011, 09:57 PM
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/Erica_McKenna/IMAG0522.jpg

Not a great pic or a great scarf bun, but here is my entry. I'm excited to see what December's hairstyle of the month is going to be!

Nobody
November 28th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Tonight I tried a new style (for me, at least) but will not be posting photos since it's just for bed... I wrapped my wet hair around a bandana as though to curl it, starting at one end of the bandana and working toward the other end so that it doesn't overlap much. I then placed it on top of my head like a fake crown or headband and tied it in the back. It actually feels really light, stable, and pleasant, plus it was way easier than braiding. I just hope I don't end up with tangles... I probably won't though since I didn't really overlap much. I'm sad scarf month is almost over!

Woven Darkness
November 29th, 2011, 05:31 PM
HTH - hope that helps!

Yozhik
November 29th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Beautiful scarves and updos, everyone!

I can't believe I forgot to check into this thread before the month was almost over!

Here are my contributions-
Heidi braids:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7567&pictureid=120040

Braided scarf bun:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/Yozhik87/Hair/IMG_2177.jpg

Arrow
November 30th, 2011, 12:49 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9091&pictureid=120042

I can't believe it's the last day of November. Advent calendars at the ready! This is the Rope Scarf Braid, and you can find the video tutorial here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loqRwNVaXHk).

MaRo
November 30th, 2011, 02:50 AM
yesterday i've got my 2 180cm silk scrafs :D
here some better pictures of braided behive with my new silk scarf

its in my bathroom, without natural light..
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scrafbehive_l.jpghttp://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scrafbehive_h.jpg
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scrafbehive_r.jpg


i knotted the 2 scarf ends around my rest braided hair, so i don't need a elastic band
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scrafbehive_v.jpg

and with natural light
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scrafbehive_h_echtlicht.jpg

milagro
November 30th, 2011, 02:58 AM
Wow, so many great hairdo's and cool ideas! I love all :flowers:
*gone running to my scarves' storage*.

dfotw
November 30th, 2011, 03:32 AM
That looks lovely, MaRo, I love all your braided buns, and the scarf contrasts so nicely with your hair... can I ask where you got the scarves from? (always on the look-out for new scarf sources! :D)

MaRo
November 30th, 2011, 03:43 AM
dfotw: thank you :D and of course :)
its from a german woman.. you can get the scarfes here: http://de.dawanda.com/shop/Seidenbiene
11,50 for one scarf, means ~ $15
but i don't know if she shipps outside of germany.. sorry :o

dfotw
November 30th, 2011, 03:55 AM
Thank you, MaRo! She has a stunning variety of colours, I might ask her if she'll consider shipping within Europe... :flower:

CrunchyMama
November 30th, 2011, 07:39 AM
These are all so beautiful and inspiring!! I just found this thread today, the last day of the month, and it is wash day... :( I guess I'll just have to try one of these styles another day!

Dogmatix
November 30th, 2011, 08:53 PM
I went out to buy scarves on Friday just to be able to try some of these styles.

Here is the front view of my attempt at a Frieda Kahlo style. The back looks silly since the scarf was barely long enough to tie and you can see the middle part.. not sure how I'd be able to hide it without a longer scarf to twist the ends around to pull it down. My hair is longer than the lady in the video so I'm not sure this is really the proper look. It turns into more of a faux crown. But whatever :) It held really well all day. I only pinned the tails at my neck so the braid ends wouldn't be sticking out.

Sorry it's so fuzzy, it's after a long day at work and my hair likes to fly away.
Front (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8126/img3153c.jpg)
Back (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8362/img3151o.jpg)

Conclusion: I still need some practice with this :)

Egana
December 2nd, 2011, 08:02 PM
Honestwitness -

I know this thread is old, but did you find some styles that used the scarf over your ears?

Dogmatix -

That scarf is so pretty set against your hair - I'd like to see more of it! It looks gorgeous!

Honestwitness
December 2nd, 2011, 08:31 PM
Egana, no, I'm still searching and brainstorming for ways to wear a scarf so it covers the ears and doesn't look stupid. Let me know if you have any ideas. I would be so happy if one month our hairstyle of the month could be styles that keep the ears warm.

gigiasd
December 3rd, 2011, 02:08 AM
Thats are great ideas i love them :). All your styles are very nice.

eresh
December 3rd, 2011, 03:27 AM
MaRo, absolutely gorgeous!!!


I did a fake parandabraid today, had one in yesterday too and got compliments from the indian lady a few houses down the street :-)
I don't have a paranda so I used a fringy scarf and made 2 knots at the end.

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2613/20111203parandabraid.jpg


with flash:
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4669/20111203parandabraid2.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/20111203parandabraid2.jpg/)

and a close of the end
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6378/20111203parandabraid3.jpg

Egana
December 4th, 2011, 07:06 PM
eresh - lovely!!!


(and I love the skirt, as well - i enjoy wearing flowy skirts when the weather allows...)

here is a link to my attempt at incorporating a scarf into my hairstyle

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9225&pictureid=120368


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=9225&pictureid=120368

Georgies
December 5th, 2011, 10:35 AM
These all are so divine! I have a drawer full of scarves but not the hair to go with them, so sad : ( I'll just look at these lovely pictures instead!

MaRo
December 9th, 2011, 12:39 PM
eresh: yours is georgous too! :)

today i tried dutch.. picture after 10h ;) i havent use a ponytaleholder, i knotted the ends of the scarf ;)
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/scarf_holli.jpg

Darkhorse1
December 9th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Gorgeous ladies!! I have not figured out the knack of braiding a scarf into my hair...yet ;)

BeautifulSoup
December 20th, 2011, 08:18 PM
These photos are positively inspiring. So want to try a braided scarf bun, but my hair isn't very thick so the scarf would probably overwhelm it..

Tapioca
December 22nd, 2011, 08:04 AM
An inexpensive way to get "scarves" for your hair: Check out the discount section of your local fabric store, buy 1/8 yard of whatever floats your boat, and take pinking shears to the edges. They're not really useful for anything else, but look fine in hair/

CrunchyMama
January 2nd, 2012, 02:46 PM
I'm going to revive this with a photo I took early December, my first attempt at a braided bun using a scarf. Just a simple English braid using a half of the scarf for one of the strands, all hair for the second strand, and the other half of the scarf with a small section of hair for the third strand! I love the added colour and thickness, but need to figure out a better way to secure it...
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9205&pictureid=122634

Arrow
January 2nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
Scarf Princess Braids:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9227&pictureid=120996

You can view the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

constructamane
January 6th, 2012, 06:54 AM
I found this thread.......I am a forever shortie, who is growing at the age of 58!!! How do you do these braids!!!! I would love to have a "How to" book for when my hair gets longer! Are there any threads with "how to" pictures????

ETA: Also...MaRo....your hair is gorgeous AND I looked at that website you mentioned....exquisite hair pieces etc.!

Arrow
January 6th, 2012, 11:15 AM
I found this thread.......I am a forever shortie, who is growing at the age of 58!!! How do you do these braids!!!! I would love to have a "How to" book for when my hair gets longer! Are there any threads with "how to" pictures????

Hiya. You can see all my hair tutorials by clicking the link in my signature. These "Scarf Princess Braids" can be viewed here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o26uq7JO48

Kira94
January 12th, 2012, 12:11 AM
Okay, so this was actually really easy. I just put the scarf across my head than used it as the third strand for braiding. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9480&pictureid=123553

Can't wait till my hair's long enough to go to the end of the scarf! :D

Hairwish
February 13th, 2012, 12:38 PM
a braided bun with a scarf:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9113&pictureid=125407
and a 4 strand braid with a scarfhttp://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9113&pictureid=120113

heatherovka
February 19th, 2012, 03:42 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5657&pictureid=126714

Pretty simple braid with a scarf/ribbon I made from a man's silk tie. Thanks all, for the inspiration - I love finding new ways to pretty up my hair. :D

spirals
July 1st, 2012, 11:40 PM
I know it's not scarf month, but I wanted to pop in and say that. I was so inspired by this thread that I told my mom that I wanted to start wearing scarves again, and she went out and bought me some! She got them at a swap meet. I don't know how much she paid, but she doesn't have a lot of money, so probably not a lot. I never thought of swap meets. They don't seem common here, but they are common in southern California, where she lives. So there's an option, if they're near you.

JohannaFTW
July 19th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Amaazing hairstyles in this thread. Really inspiring! I'm really longing for that long hair now so I can experiment. At the moment it's kinda hard to make some sort of bun with it.

This is how I use to tie it:

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/scarf_on_head%282%29.jpg

or this:

http://image.dhgate.com/albu_216311253_00/1.0x0.jpg

;)

coneyisland
September 2nd, 2012, 01:59 PM
I know it's not scarf month, but I wanted to pop in and say that. I was so inspired by this thread that I told my mom that I wanted to start wearing scarves again, and she went out and bought me some! She got them at a swap meet. I don't know how much she paid, but she doesn't have a lot of money, so probably not a lot. I never thought of swap meets. They don't seem common here, but they are common in southern California, where she lives. So there's an option, if they're near you.

Grafton Fire Department has an annual one, during or about Labor Day weekends. South of Milwaukee and north of Racine there is one at Seven Mile Fairgrounds weekends during thawed season. There is one just outside Naval Station Great Lakes. At Grayslake there is a big annual one.

jacqueline101
May 25th, 2013, 08:04 AM
This sounds fun. I'm in.

Tenaya
August 28th, 2014, 12:23 AM
Thank you for the tutorials Arrow. I think the renaissance braids are my new go-to for work, but I have been using a couple parandas. Cutting up some fabric for a scarf, too, though :)

AutobotsAttack
September 30th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Hooray! One I can manage!
Here is my Braided Scarf Bun:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/Allo_Worm/09-ScarfBun.jpg

My YouTube video on how to do it can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49-Ortm3NTc

P.S. How do I make the picture smaller?

Omg so adorable!! :rockerdud: