Accessorizing with Hair Scarves

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As any fellow curly-haired person will tell you, my curls never dry the same way twice it seems. As such, I sometimes add a little something to my hair look to pull things together. One of my favorite ways to add something special to my hair is to wear headscarves! My favorite place to find scarves to wear in my hair is Goodwill because they are much more affordable than buying store-bought headscarves or headbands.

I love a bold print and I found this beautiful, multi-colored handkerchief-style scarf for just $.99 at Goodwill in Derby! “The Pineapple” is one of my favorite ways to wear my curls with a scarf. This protective style is named for the fruit because you’re basically gathering your hair up into a very loose ponytail at the crown of your head forming a similar shape to the aforementioned fruit. Originally, hair ‘pineappling’ was a way to avoid smushing your curls or creating unnecessary frizz while you sleep, but it’s also suitable for a cute, low-key daytime look, especially with a scarf. I like to leave a little bow or not towards the front of my head to encase the loosely pulled-up curls and let them spill over one side.

Wearing a longer scarf as a headband is also an option and I especially like scarves with a silky or satin texture to help prevent breakage in my curls. I usually just loop the scarf twice, tying it in a bow just slightly off-center. I snagged a nice cream and black silk scarf at Goodwill at K96 and Oliver for $1.99 and it’s been my go-to especially when I’m sporting my fro-puff pigtails or one big puff.

Another option to keep your eye out for is any small scraps of fabric in a print you like that can be fashioned into one of the styles I mentioned above! Happy Hunting!

Tamara Anderson

Tamara is a guest contributor with a love of great, thrifted fashion finds. Formerly a contributor to and, she has a passion for beautiful things, and loves to hunt for affordable lifestyle and décor items as well. If you’re into random content (fashion, food, art, cats, the list goes on), you can follow her on Instagram: @tamarajoyks.