Thank God for Scarves!

I’m so excited to write this post. Ive been writing so many posts on cancer information lately that, I’m excited to write another beauty post. When I was going through my cancer treatment, I tried wearing scarves, but I could never get into them, because they wouldn’t stay on my head. Plus, I only had 1 “go to” wrap style.  

I’ve decided to keep my hair short and natural and on these cold fall/winter mornings scarves are a great alternative to wearing a wig.

I haven’t run into any scarf expects yet, so I did what I always do when looking for new ways of doing things. I searched you tube. I played around with lots of scarf wraps and learned a great deal about how to wear a scarf.

Here are a few tips on scarf wearing for cancer patients.Beautiful african woman with purple headscarf.

  1. Wear a wig cap on your scalp under your scarf. It will help hold the scarf in place, especially if you have fine hair coming back. Without the cap, the scarf can slide against the hair.
  2. Don’t tie the scarf too tight, it will give you a headache.
  3. Pick the right fabric for your need.
    1. Silk: Is breathable and durable. It drapes beautifully and it feels soft and luxurious on the head. Because it is made of natural fibers, it breathes and absorbs perspiration at the same time. The bows tied on silk scarves are especially pretty. Silk can be worn in all seasons, depending upon the weight of the fabric. It can be more delicate than other fabrics so must be handled with care.
    2. Cotton: Cool, comfortable, lightweight, durable, breathable, does not slip, absorbs perspiration. It is appropriate for all seasons. Sometimes cotton can be too thick for tying on the head.
    3. Chiffon: Easy wash and wear. Low slippage, durable. This has a dressier look than cotton. Lightweight, dries quickly. Fabric drapes easily. This is not a good choice for cold weather.
    4. Viscose & Rayon: Offers a nice drape and feel. Typically very soft.  Does not wick away moisture like some other fabrics.
    5. Wool & Cashmere: Lighter weight wool scarves are a great choice for cool weather. Wool resists moisture and is a natural, breathable fiber. Be careful not to select scarves that are too thick because they will be too bulky when worn on the head.
  4. Pick the right shape and size scarf for your wrap style.  Make sure you are getting a scarf large enough to cover your head and the right shape for the wrap style you are  tying 

I don’t have time to shoot many videos since going back to work full time, so why re-invent the wheel. I have attached a few links to a couple of great videos that showcase many wrap styles Enjoy!   How to : 15 Ways to Wear a Headscarf   10 Chic ways to tie Headwraps/ SUPER EASY  4 Quick and Easy Headwrap/Turban Styles

Jessica Pettway  4 Different ways to tie a Headwrap/Turban

Now go out there and find your unique style.

beauty_secret: A scarf can turn a bad hair day or a no hair day into a red carpet event day!


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