Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 23--Chemo-Hair Coverups

30(ish) Days of Fun::Caitlin's Arrival to the First Day of School
inspired by Mighty Girl

After coming across this post we decided to change our plans for the day and make a few non-hair hair tutorials. Yes, I think it's time to wear more scarves and turbans.

A few internet searches later and we were set, to the best of our limited fashionista abilities, to recreate some of the looks. There are a bajillion ways to wear head scarves, but given the circumstances we only focused on styles that offered maximum scalp coverage. We found some great videos & tutorials here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The Kerchief :: if you've ever played dress-up then I'm sure you're quite familiar with this standard fave. I was recently re-inspired by Brigitta von Trapp.

1. Start by folding your scarf into a triangle.
2. Place the middle of the triangle on the crown of your head with the point behind you.
3. Bring the long ends of the triangle to the back. Tie in a knot.
For a beach look (or in my case, unintentional biker-dude) you can tie the knot over the point.

Broadband :: Another facile style everyone already knows. We made the width of the scarf a bit wider than normal for extra camouflage.

1. Fold your scarf into a triangle.
2. Starting at the point, continue folding until you're left with a long, thick strip.
3. Place the middle of the strip on the crown of your head.
4. Bring the ends to the nape of your neck. Tie in a knot.
5. Secure with hairpins as needed.

Slingshot Headband :: This works best with a scarf that has a bit of texture to it.

1. Start with a long strip.
2. Fold the strip in half by putting two ends in 1 hand and the resulting 'loop' in the other.
3. Going from the back to the front, bring the 2 ends of the scarf through the loop.
4. Make it tight and snug. Then pull the loose ends towards the back of your head, retracing the way they came.
5. Tuck the 2 loose ends into your turban.

The Bow Headband

1. Make your scarf into a strip.
2. Going from the front to to the back, place the middle of the scarf on the crown of your head, bring the ends to the back, cross them once, and bring them back to the front. (If your scarf is short, start with your scarf in the back and bring the ends to the front.)
3. Tie a bow.
4. Adjust the loops and ends as needed. Twist the bow to the side as desired.

Twist and Shout Headband

1. Make your scarf into a strip.
2. Begin in the back and bring the ends forward to the front.
3. Twist the ends once, twice, and then wrap them around to the back of your head.
4. Secure with a knot.
5. Shout.

The Kumari Headband

1. Fold your scarf into a strip.
2. Begin in the front by placing the middle of the strip on the crown of your head.
3. Wrap the scarf around your head, bringing the ends to the back.
4. Cross the ends and once again bring them to the front.
5. Tie the ends off in a knot (or just cross them if your scarf is too thick) and then tuck them into your headband.

Un Turban Simple :: par Cynthia

1. Fold your (fairly big) scarf into a triangle.
2. Lay the triangle over your head with the middle of the scarf at the nape of your neck and the point covering your forehead.
3. Bring the ends from the back to the front.
4. Cross them . . . (Depends on your scarf, but sometimes crossing twice works better.)
5. And then bring them to the back again.
6. Secure your turban by tying the ends in a knot
7. Take the point (that annoying bit hanging over your face in the front), pull it up and over the 'knot' in front, and then tuck the tip back down into the turban.
8. Readjust by tucking & tweaking as necessary. Yay!
Or, you can just buy a pretty turban if that's more your style.

I'm still on the look-out for new ways to appear less bald. If you have any more non-wig-solutions, please send them my way!

♥, Molly

P.S. Special thanks to Caitlin for taking all of the photos and for not being too annoyed when I wanted to delete every other picture. ;-)


Jill said...

my fave it turban! super cute!

Sarah said...

I like the turban the most too!!

Brie said...

You are officially the cutest. I agree...turban style it up. Adorable on you.

Rose said...
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Rose said...

You're gorgeous! I love them all.

Hannah Kim said...

i vote for the turban or the bow headband! :)