Farming leaves many of us with just a small chunk of time in the morning to get ready. While it’d be lovely to get dolled up every day, the fact is that a flawless appearance is likely to melt off by afternoon anyway. For those of us who like to feel put-together even if we’re not going anywhere fancy, wrapping your hair is a great solution.
Many curly girls like to adorn their head with colorful wraps to protect their hair from the elements. However, head wraps are used in practically all cultural traditions. Different types of coverings can be useful for all hair types, from straight to wavy to Afro hair. They’re ideal for a lot of different times, such as:
- When you’re having a bad hair day.
- When you’re going to be sweating buckets by 10AM and need your hair to be anywhere-but-in-your-face.
- When you want to protect your air from intense sunlight, dry air or humidity.
Of course, a farm girl may find herself in any of these situations depending on the day. If you’re not able to just throw your hair into a ponytail and call it a day, head wraps may be the saving grace you were looking for.
Here are some tips to make this hair protection technique work for you, no matter your hair texture.
Choose a scarf or wrap that you adore
While it’s easy to get caught up in cool wrapping techniques, the fact is that the color and texture of your fabric is what matters most. It’s what catches the eye first, after all. Of course, farmers have to work in all sorts of conditions, so you shouldn’t bother wearing a rare or expensive scarf on your head out in the fields.
With that said, knowing that you have a beautiful textile on your head can do wonders for your mood and confidence.
Use a simple wrapping pattern
Those elaborate wraps you see on Instagram are lovely and all, but for farm girl purposes, the point of this hairstyle is to be low-maintenance. Save the complicated wraps for a date night, and focus on nailing a simple look that you can do when you’re half-awake.
Need a place to start? This technique can be used with any square or rectangular scarf and is super quick.
Practice it at night
It seems like it’s always when we’re short on time that we decide to attempt something daunting that we’ve never done before, like a long winged cat-eye or a foot-high head wrap. Don’t get caught in this trap!
Practice wrapping your hair before you need to get ready in the morning. Soon, it’ll take you just a few seconds.
Tame your hair underneath
Half of the battle of tying head wraps is getting your hair into the right shape underneath. There are a few ways of doing this depending on your hair length, texture, and how much hair you want to leave out.
One common method is to twist your hair until it lays as flat against your head as possible. You’ll need a few bobby pins to make this work.
Another method is to wear a high top bun. You can cover it with the wrap or leave it exposed.
Remember that there’s no single method of tying a head wrap, so play around with it until you find a look that works for you. It’ll make your days on the farm much brighter while saving you time and protecting your hair.