40s Head Scarf

6 Posted by - April 4, 2014 - Hair & Beauty

I’m back bitches.

And it’s time to tie a fuckin’ head scarf because it’s cute and I want to be cute. Let’s do it.

Image from Vixen Vintage

Image from Vixen Vintage

Mostly I was hoping this would work because it’s been long days since I’ve washed my hair, and I’m pretty much down to wearing hoodies with the hoods up and, you know, covering my scalp with my hands and screaming whenever anyone catches a glimpse. Head scarf sounds like a better option, neh?

mah FACE

I even found a scarf that looked all retro and fun.

teh scarf

Alas, things started to go wrong quite early on in the process. I didn’t even manage to get through the “tie” step.

doin it wrong

And it was really downhill from there.

scarf fail

Also, I would like to add here that it’s really hard to tie a scarf with one hand, take selfies with the other hand, and somehow artfully crop out the hair and dirty laundry from your unclean bathroom all at the same time. Talent. I haz it.

Except the scarf refused to stay up at all, and then I failed to get the next selfie in any sort of decent focus. Womp womp.

scarf fell out

I can’t give up after just one try though, so I gave it a good old second chance. I have to say, the second time wasn’t much better than the first time, but I did manage to approximate the mechanics. (We’re still talking about head scarves here, guys, not the story of my first time… although there are similarities, I admit.)

Anyway, see for yourself.


40s Head Scarf
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Vintage is maybe not the Pintester's strong suit. Certainly not in this pin test involving tying a head scarf in grand 40s style.


  • Kelly724 April 4, 2014 - 10:16 pm Reply

    I just hate it when things don’t stay up when you want them to.

    Glad you’re back, bitch.

  • Kart April 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm Reply

    There is NO WAY these bitches are keeping those scarves on their heads without pins and clips. NO WAY. I can’t even keep headbands on my head properly much less a scarf.

  • Liz April 5, 2014 - 10:30 am Reply

    I totally empathise with you on this one. My head must be flat in the back because I can never keep a bandana, head band, or even one of those grippy elastics for working out without your bangs sticking to your sweaty forehead to stay on my head.

    • mama2katiebeth April 29, 2014 - 12:20 pm Reply

      My head is definitely flat in the back (with super fine curly hair to boot) and I can’t wear ANY kind of around the head accoutrement. The end. I even spent an ungodly amount of money for a piece of fabric with a wire in it that was supposed to work for everyone. Nope. PS: don’t try those, it’s a waste of $10.

      Is it just me or because I can’t wear them, do they seem like the cure to every hair ill I’ve ever had too…

    • Marna May 3, 2014 - 3:25 pm Reply

      I can’t wear hair accessories, either. Head bands, scarves slide off and I can’t even get clips or barrettes to look right (admittedly, the latter issue is more of a problem with my hair type — thick but fine — more than head shape, I think). Or I’m just a spaz when it comes to styling my hair. Yeah, that sounds more like it.

  • KathrynBMartinez April 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm Reply

    I have to say, the second time wasn’t much better than the first time, but I did manage to approximate the mechanics. http://qr.net/sqr6

  • Amanda April 6, 2014 - 11:28 am Reply

    Here you guys go! She wears these all the time! http://YouTube.com/watch?v=MdPKYLxnU4c it’s kandee Johnson.

  • sweetling April 6, 2014 - 5:59 pm Reply

    Meh, just braid that greasy shit and rock the grunge look. I can’t look at a lady with her hair up in a scarf/bandana without thinking “babushka”.

    Also, love that first pic of you. Very creepy.

  • ChickieD April 14, 2014 - 9:18 am Reply

    I have baby fine hair so a lot of hair stuff just slides right off. I invested in a few of these Buffs (got the half kind because my hair is so thin) and so far, it’s been the best bandana like thing I’ve had to wear. I do like the look of rocking a bandanna but after about an hour it all soaked in sweat, my hair is gross, and I’m just not as cute. http://sahalie.blair.com/t/accessories/buff/pc/1946/1947.uts

  • thatpandabitca April 24, 2014 - 7:55 am Reply

    Dear Sonja,

    Please post more. I went back and read your blog from the beginning and now I am caught up and I want moar. Please. With brown sugar on top.

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