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How to Tie a Scarf into A Turban

How to Tie a Scarf into A Turban
Carly Jacobs

I’ve had a few readers ask me over the years how I tie my scarves into turbans. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial showing you how to tie both square and rectangular scarves into turbans.

How to Tie a Scarf into A Turban


* It’s best to use cotton scarves as silky ones tend to slide around a bit

* Remember to tie them loosely because that’s where you get all the lovely volume from

* It looks more elegant if you keep the top of your ears covered, otherwise you look a little bit like you’re about to do aerobics

* Own it. You’ll only pull off a turban if you believe you can 

* Definitely wear earrings. Turbans look fabulous with earrings

Are you a turban wearer? Would you consider giving the old head scarf a go?


  1. You know I love a turban! Great tutorial lovely! And you hair looks fab too x

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      Smaggle 9 years ago

      Thanks love! it’s really annoying me at the moment, can’t get it to do anything hence the turban. RAGE!

  2. Nikki | Styling You 9 years ago

    Oh I love this look on you – one of your signatures!

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      Smaggle 9 years ago

      Usually around you acutally because we tend to see each other in humid weather when my hair is being ridiculous.

  3. Erika 9 years ago

    So easy! I do tend to keep my hair down (especially in the colder weather) as it’s so good at keeping my neck and back warm. But this is definitely something to try!

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      Smaggle 9 years ago

      I actually find the turban quite warm but you might need to pair it with a pashmina around your neck!

  4. That Bettie Thing 9 years ago

    I haven’t ever worn a turban as such, but I often wear scarves! And yes, definitely wear earrings. 🙂

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      Smaggle 9 years ago

      I’m all over the turbans! It’s a habit born from having weird hair that won’t behave. 🙂

      • That Bettie Thing 9 years ago

        Ha! Mine is born from having 4 kids under 6 and a husband who works interstate!!! 🙂

  5. Cybele @ BlahBlah 9 years ago

    Thank you. I’ve been trying to do this for years, as I am good friends with the bad hair day and now I can finally wrap it up without looking like a school pageant wise man x

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      Smaggle 9 years ago

      I actually LOLed at school pageant wise man. That’s the exact look you get when it goes wrong. Hilarious.


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