I’ve never been a big fan of headpieces, like hats or beanies, however when it comes to head scarves, it’s a whole different story. In addition to my fave red lipstick and chunky statement jewelry, I find the turban to be just as glamorous because it can easily add a touch of drama to your basic jeans and T-shirt or even your little black dress.
Although there are several different ways to rock a turban/headscarf, I basically only wear it in one of three ways. The Top Knot Bun Turban is my favorite style and in second place comes the classic turban style.
If you have a TWA (teeny weeny afro) or short hair in general then you’re already one step ahead the rest of us because turbans work especially well with small afros. But…if your anything like me—rocking a full head of hair then you’ll want to start by tying your hair into a low bun or ponytail. I also wear this style when my hair is in a protective style like flat twists.Below is a step-by-step guide to tying the perfect turban using a lightweight rectangular scarf (you can also use a square scarf to achieve this, but I personally prefer a long, rectangle scarf).
1. Start off by folding your scarf in half lengthwise or if the scarf is already the perfect size start by just holding up the scarf lengthwise.
2. Line up the center of the fold with the base of your head and pull the scarf forward. Hold the front of the scarf securely.
3. Next separate both ends and tie a knot to secure and begin twisting together.
4. As you are twisting you should begin wrapping it into a bun at the top of your head, and just keep wrapping and twisting. When you get to the end, tuck the loose ends of the scarf under the bun to secure and hide.
& this is how I achieve this turban style.