HI EVERYONE !!!
THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE TURBAN, AND IT IS AN EASY, THRIFTY WAY TO DON A NEW TREND WHILE HIDING YOUR ROOTS (OR DIRTY, SWEATY HAIR ;)
THERE ARE MANY OUT THERE, BUT WITH MY IMAGINATION, I FOUND WAYS TO WEAR THEM THAT ARE SUPER EASY AND CHEAP!
ALL YOU NEED ARE THIN OR COTTON WRAPS AND A BIT OF PATIENCE. THE KEY TO THE TURBAN LOOK IS HEIGHT AND FULLNESS, UNLIKE THE FUNKY SCARFS.
FOR THIS TYPE, I TOOK A VERY LONG TEE SHIRT PASMINA/SCARF ABOUT 6 FT. LONG/2 FT.WIDE. START AT THE BACK, AND WRAP AROUND YOUR HEAD. THEN START TWISTING THE REMAINING FABRIC TIGHTLY WOUND AND KEEP ON WRAPPING, KEEPING THE ROLLS TAUGHT AND THEN START TUCKING.
THE BIGGEST THING TO REMEMBER IS TO TUCK THE "LOOSE" ENDS AND BOO-BOO'S UNDER AND CREATE HEIGHT. A FEW TRIES AND ANYONE CAN BE AN EXPERT. REMEMBER, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO LOOK PERFECT.
THIS BOHO LOOK
IS GREAT FOR MAXI'S,
AND LIKE RACHEL ZOE,
HUGE SUNNIES ;)
HEIGHT IS KEY
TO MAKING IT LOOK
LIKE A REAL TURBIN...
HERE ARE SOME OTHER TURBAN LOOKS
ANIMAL PRINTS !!!
DIFFERENT WAYS TO WRAP YOUR TURBAN
If you’re short on time, exhausted or not feeling well, but want to look put-together, a turban may be a good choice. This quick, inexpensive head covering comes with endless styling options.
Turban Styling Tips
- Buy a ready-made turban or create one of your own by wrapping a 38” scarf or bandana around your head and tying securely.
- Choose colors that flatter your skin tone and accentuate your style.
- Try different styles of turbans – some come with bangs or other hairpieces.
- Use a turban to protect your scalp and keep your head warm while you sleep.
- To add height to a turban, try pinning an unused shoulder pad inside, at the crown of the head. Secure it with a cotton headband or wig cap.
- Personalize your turban with pins, clip earrings, and scarves.
T SHIRT TURBIN:
A T-Shirt wrap looks like a cotton turban with a matching headband. This inexpensive, casual head covering works wonders in the spring and summer – and can be made at home in a matter of minutes.
How to Create a T-Shirt Wrap
How to Create a T-Shirt Wrap
- Start by cutting straight across the shirt, just under the sleeves. You should be left with a smaller piece that includes the neckband and sleeves, and a bigger fabric tube.
- Take the hemline of the tube and center it on your forehead at the hairline.
- Hold each side of the tube at the back of your head and create a figure eight by crossing the fabric in the right hand over the left.
- With the fabric crossed, twist the fabric upward, and pull the lower half of the figure eight from the back of your head to the front. This creates a halo or headband effect. Tuck any extra fabric under the twisted band.
- Just like a turban, a T-shirt wrap may be accented with bangs and other hairpieces.
The sleeves of the T-shirt may be re-purposed as headbands or wig caps.
Tie ends in a half-knot. Form the first loop with the lower tied end. Then bring the other end over and around the first loop and continue partially through the opening that is formed, making the knot and second loop. Flare the loops and spread center.
Fold a large square diagonally, drape it low over your forehead, and try some of the following techniques.
- Looping: Tie the ends in a bow over the point.
- Bundling: Knot the ends, fold the point around the bundled ends, and then secure it inside the band.
WAY COOL !
- Coiling: Cross the ends over the point and coil to the front. Intertwine, or braid, the coils to make one long, continuous band. Fold the point up into the crossed area.
Tie a half-knot, leaving the ends long. Tightly intertwine the ends to form a coil, leaving a short length uncoiled. Relax the coil and guide it around itself. Poke the end of the coil partway through the center of the circle. Spread the sash-ends to ruffle around the rosette.
- If the scarf is too small, fold it off-center to make a larger cap. If the ends are short, band with a second scarf and finish with a good-looking tie.
Band and Coil Techniques
- Band: Fold opposite corners of a square to the center, overlap points, and fold again to desired width.
- Coil: Twist a band from the center out, for an even coil. Several simple, decorative head wraps may be created this way.
Tie a half-knot. Bring the upper end down over the lower piece. Keep looping around the lower end and come through the opening. Flare endings and spread center knot.
BEST KNOT STYLE: SQUARE KNOT