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How to Wrap Hair

Learn How to Wrap Hair for an Utterly Smart and Urbane Look

Here are some methods of wrapping your hair. These will help you try some fun hairstyles, along with protecting your hair from damage.
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018
Beautiful Woman
It is important to take care of your hair to prevent them from damage. One of the easy ways of hair care is hair wrapping. Wrapping your hair helps you maintain your haircut styles longer and prevents your hair from drying and breaking. It also helps you look stylish.
Using a Scarf
wearing headscarf
Scarfs are a great way to accessorize your hair and also prevent it from damage. This chic style will help you maintain your trendy look.
  • Apply some hair moisturizer to your hair to avoid dryness. Take a square silk or thin material scarf and fold it into a triangle.
  • Wear the scarf such that the top of the triangle is over the top of your head. Tuck all the loose hair under the scarf.
  • Bend your head downwards and pull the two longer ends of the scarp near your ear, towards the top of your head.
  • Tie the longer ends on top of the head, such that it will include the peek point. Secure the ends with a knot or clip.
  • You can let the points hang or fold them inside your scarf and create a pretty girl kind of a look.
Hair Wrapping at Night
Wrap your hair at night to maintain a new hair style a bit longer. It also helps prevent hair loss when it rubs against the pillow case. It prevents the hair from knotting, if you turn and toss a lot during the night. If you have recently permed your hair or straightened it, this is a great way to make your hair stay curly or straight for more time.
Hairdresser curling woman hair
Curling irons help give some bouncy curls to your straight, plain hair. The desired curls can be accomplished, only if you use the curling iron in the correct way.
  • Make sure your hair is dry and free from any hair care products. Comb your hair with a brush to make it free from tangles.
  • Plug the curling iron and wait till it heats up properly.
  • Take a section of your hair between your middle and index finger and pull it straight away from the scalp. Hold it in this position.
Hairdresser curling woman hair
  • Bring the curling iron near the roots of the hair section gathered and run it gently towards the hair tips. Once all the hair is secured, clamp the iron. Make sure you have no hair sticking out to avoid kinks on the end.
  • Twist the iron in the direction you want your curls to flow. Hold the curling iron in that position for several seconds and then release the rod.
  • Continue curling the hair in a similar fashion in different hair sections. Do not touch the iron with bare hands or you might end up with very bad burns.
Wrapping Hair Around a Ponytail
Woman With Ponytail Hairstyle
Wrap around ponytail, also known as Madonna ponytail, was made famous by Jessica Simpson. It is a great way to add pizazz to your style. This style helps add volume and length to a pony tail
  • Comb your hair with a brush making it free from tangles and knots.
  • Tie a ponytail with a rat tail comb and insert the tail end into the top of the ponytail.
  • Now take the extra hair section on the top of the pony, around the ponytail.
  • Secure the end with a bobby pin. Slowly remove the rat tailed comb without disturbing the pony tail for a sleek polished look.
hair wrapped in towel
Wrapping your hair in a towel is the best way to prevent wet hair from dripping.
  • Take a bath towel and hold it in both your hands. Have one end of the towel longer than the other end.
  • Now bend over up to your waist level with your head hanging upside down. Now place the towel on your head.
  • Fold the shorter end of the towel at a 45 degree angle across the face. Wrap it towards the other side of the head.
  • The longer end of the towel should be folded in a similar way, but in the opposite direction. This will have your entire head covered in the towel.
  • Twist the long end around the head just as you wrapped the shorter end around the head. Fold the twisted part downwards and tuck the ends under the towel, at the back of your head.
Portrait Of A Girl
You can wrap your hair with a scarf when you are having a bad hair day as well. This protective method of maintaining damage free hair will help you grow healthy hair and also give you a chic and urbane look.