There’s no doubt that hair accessories are having a real moment. From statement hair clips and slides to chic headbands and pretty bows, we’re seeing hair accessories everywhere—and we’re not mad about it. For so long, effortlessly (but actually quite a lot of effort, thank you very much) tousled hair reigned supreme as the hair trend du jour.
However, more recently, hair looks have become more preened, polished and perfected—and with the accessories to match. While there’s no question about how fabulous coiffured hair can look, it’s only natural that well-groomed hairstyles prove higher maintenance and require some sort of protection from the elements. So what’s the answer? Enter the babushka scarf.
If you ask us, the real star of the street style show this season has been the babushka scarf. Worn over the hair and either tied below the chin, at the nape of the neck or wrapped and tucked around the neck, not only are babushka scarves a practical way to keep your hair in place when stepping out into the wind and rain, but they also look incredibly chic.
Although a babushka scarf couldn’t be easier to wear, there are some precautions that can be taken to ensure your hair stays in place and doesn’t suffer. From creating static to messing with perfectly placed strands, unless your hair is prepped properly, wearing a babushka scarf could potentially cause more harm than good. Keeping scrolling for all of the hair heroes you might need before investing in a babushka scarf and to shop our pick of the coolest scarves out there.
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Before you put your scarf over your hair, be sure to spray extra hold hairspray all over to protect it against friction.
Hair grips are essential for ensuring your scarf doesn’t slip off throughout the day.
Give your hair some grit and grip to avoid any unwanted slipping by blasting some dry shampoo to the roots first. This particular formula actually works to remove oil from strands.
Add some texture and volume to hair with a salt spray to prevent the extra weight of a scarf from flattening your lengths.
If your scarf of choice is particular silky and looks as though it might slip out of a knot, first secure it in place with a hair band and then tie a knot over the top to conceal it.
Minimise the risk of static from synthetic scarves with this handy smoothing spray. Just spray before and after securing your scarf to avoid unwanted flyaways.
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