How to Braid a Scarf Into Hair For a Quick & Easy Summer Hairstyle

Curly Made
by Curly Made
2 Materials
5 Minutes

Hey, everyone. Want to know how to braid a scarf into your hair? You’re in luck. Today, I’m going to show you how to recreate this trendy french braid scarf hairstyle I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest.

This style is super cute and perfect for those summer days when you want to get your hair out of your face, but still look great. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Scarf
  • Hair clips (optional)
Folding the scarf so that it's thinner

1. Fold the scarf

Start by folding the top of the scarf down repeatedly until you’re left with a small, folded strip like this.

Folding the scarf in half

Then, fold it in half.

Braiding a scarf into hair

2. Create three sections with the scarf and your hair

Grab a section of hair on the top of your head and place the center of the scarf behind it. This gives you three sections: The first half of the scarf, your hair, and the second half of the scarf.

How to French braid with a scarf

3. French braid the scarf into your hair

Start a regular three-strand braid, so the two scarf strands are the two rightmost sections. Then, add more hair to your hair section. We’re adding hair to this section because it’s at the end.

Continue three-strand braiding. Each time you complete a step of the braid, add more hair to the section end you’re about to cross over the middle section. Braid all the way down.

Securing the scarf hair braid

4. Tie the scarf around the sections to secure

Once you’re at the end of the braid, separate your hair section from the scarf sections, and then tie the scarf around your hair to secure the braid.

Tucking away stray sections of hair

5. Tuck away any hair that has fallen out

If you’re like me, and you have your hair in layers, some pieces of your hair might have already fallen out, so just tuck those stray hairs back into your braid. You can use a hair clip if necessary. 

How to braid a scarf into hair

How to braid a scarf into hair

Here’s the finished scarf hair braid! It’s such a fast and stylish way to get your hair out of your face while you go out over the summer.

You can even coordinate your scarf with your outfit for the best look. If you try this, let me know how you plan on styling it!

Suggested materials:
  • Scarf
  • Hair clips (optional)

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