3 Days of Road Trip Hairstyles: Day 3, a Scarf Headband

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On day three of your roadtrip, more than likely you’re experiencing some product build-up and frizz. If a shower is nowhere in sight, or you’re cool with roughing it, a stylish scarf is an easy solution! While headscarves can be styled in a multitude of ways, I prefer to wear my scarves in a turban-inspired headband. Even better? Whether your hair is short or long, straight or curly, or somewhere in between, this look can be rocked by everyone.

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For this look you’ll need: A large square or rectangular scarf  (it should be long enough to wrap around your head twice, a non-satiny silk or cotton scarf works best), bobby pins.

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1. Part your hair in the middle, so that it frames your face evenly. If you have hair that frequently gets in your eyes, pin the front sections back with your bobby pins.

2. Take your square scarf and fold it in half, corner to corner to make a triangle. Fold it one more time, so it’s long and thin.

3. Place the scarf behind your head, angled towards your face.

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4. Tie scarf in a half-knot at the very edge of your hairline, at the top of your forehead.

5. Next, take one of the scarf’s ends and place it up and back over your head, carefully tucking the end beneath the scarf at the back of your head. You may have to spread the fabric out a bit for more coverage.

6. Repeat step 5 with the opposite end of the scarf.

7. Carefully adjust each end so your whole head is covered.

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Done! No one’s the wiser that you’ve been on the road for days!

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Thanks for following along on my road trip adventure, for more travel hair inspiration check out day one and day two! What are your go-to hairstyles for when you’re on the road? Dish!

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About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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11 Responses to 3 Days of Road Trip Hairstyles: Day 3, a Scarf Headband

  1. punkystyle 05/23/2013 at 2:50 pm #

    gimme that truck!

  2. Swanson 05/24/2013 at 11:40 am #

    Love the white bag! Super cute. That and the scarf!

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 05/24/2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank you Swanson! While the scarf is my own, all of the bags featured in these posts will be available in our next vintage collection, so keep an eye out!

  3. Janice 05/24/2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Heck, this is how my mom used to tie up her hair to do housework! LOL I’d never be able to do this without the need to pick up a scrub brush.

  4. katty jo 05/27/2013 at 8:43 am #

    Went down to Montana for a weekend, camping and all three hair styles worked, so completely in love with the double hair braid, plus the sweet pine smell made it even prettier! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 05/28/2013 at 9:04 am #

      Katty Jo, So glad all three worked out for you! Your trip sounds amazing!

  5. Haley Tice 05/29/2013 at 10:53 am #

    awesome.

  6. Beck & Boosh jewelry and styles 06/13/2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Love it! Looks great! Super Stylin!

  7. Lisa 06/26/2013 at 8:42 pm #

    This is really super cute!

  8. Sonya 07/16/2013 at 8:16 am #

    Agh! I wish I would have read this a month ago! For our honeymoon, my husband and I took a three-week roadtrip of the East Coast and I didn’t take a blow dryer. It was great! My favorite way to wear my hair was down and beachy, and then as it got nastier I would put it in a messy bun or something. These styles would have been perfect. I’ll just pretend I’m still on the road and try them out. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Britters 07/18/2013 at 8:07 am #

    Dang-it, I just had to go and cut my long hair off last summer. That’s just too cute, Darlin’!

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