How to Tie a Headscarf – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

How to Tie a Headscarf – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


hi I’m Kelley Tuthill, reporter at
wcvb-tv channel five here in Boston I’m also a breast cancer survivor who was
treated here at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute I know firsthand how difficult it can be
to lose your hair and have so many changes to
your appearance as a result of chemotherapy But I’m also here to tell you that if I can go
on TV despite all that, you can figure out how to go out and face the world as
well and still enjoy life. One option that i
think is great is scarves. You can play around with them but I also encourage
you to try hats and wigs and find the look that works
for you and then go with it . If you feel good about the way you look everyone
around is going to be very comfortable with it as well so left today figure out how to tie a
scarf. I’m no expert if I can figure this out trust me so can
you we’re gonna start with the basic 30 inch cotton scarf that’s a good size to
give you great coverage you wanna start by folding into a
triangle any simply put it on your head Then you’re going to tie it in the back midway through your head here just before kinda scoops
in the back the to create a natural look as if you
had hair, kind of fluff it out a little bit there’s no right way or wrong way to do
this you can play around with it and see what look works for you you can either leave these
hanging down, maybe hide the tag Or you can tuck everything in. It’s easy enough to do it’s really a simple look just like a
bandanna that you might have worn anyway another look as to wear a turban
like this one. This is cotton it’s very soft against a bald head it can keep you warm at night because it
can get awfully chilly or you can wear it around the house or
out for doing errands. If you want to look a little fancier we have a
suggestion: take an oblong scarf and twist it just
like this very easy to do then you can put it on
top of the turban, tie it in the back like so and that gives you different look it
just makes it look a little fancier to go out and meet friends or do whatever. If you wanna
keep going with this, you can also twisted further like this, go back around to the top
your had tie it in a knot and then just tuck in the ends underneath the rest of
the scarf Hide that tag and then yo’ve got another great look to
wear out with your friends I’ll admit I was a little intimidated at
the thought of attempting the rosette scarf tying but after a little practice I can
do it, and I’m sure you can too You wanna start with an a big oblong
scarf a long one ike this one. This one is rayon which seems to be a little easier
than trying it with a silk scarf you want to put it over your head like
this so that the back is hanging down and the
challenging part is that you wanna get both ends and each hand and tie them and that takes a little practice, because this is a longer
scarf than what you might be used to tying if you have an extra set of hands great
if not like I said good practice you’ll figure it out. I got the
first one tied and I’m gonna go back and tie it in a second knot. Okay so
then you can play with the the top here the key is to have it
secure you don’t worry about the scarf all day long then take the two ends, shift the scarf
over a little bit take the two ends and start twisting. I’m finding that it
works well to twist about halfway down and
then start to make the Rose so you want to back up toward your ear and
start going around and when I find works is that you can
hold the rosette with one hand while twisting with your
other hand can see that they’re keep twisting
around I’m switching hands here to get the look that works for me again
see I’m twisting this going around. It just takes a little
playing up trying a different ways to get the way that works best for me in the look that I
like I’m still twisting the end and then what you have left at the end, you’re going to tuck in like so not bad huh A little practice and you can you too

32 thoughts on “How to Tie a Headscarf – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  1. I just slid onto your video, and I think this is great!! I wear scarves because I'm Muslim, but I think you give cancer survivors and women with alopecia many options for protecting their scalps from the elements and yet making them look like a complete woman. CONGRATS on beating your cancer!!! 🙂

  2. Peace,Sister.

    MashAllah! You look very modest with that head scarf. Allah bless you.

    I humbly invite you to watch my video on youtube:

    "What is Tasawwuf ( Sufism) ? (Poem)"

  3. Do you do tutorials on wearing hats and scarfs? I have one hat similar to your middle manequinn.
    You look very pretty in the pink + orange headscarf.
    You look beautiful WITH headscarf.

  4. Hi Kelly, firstly I like 2 compliment u looking great. I really enjoyed your tutorial on head scarf.. My good friend has recently been diagnosed 2nd stage of breast cancer. Then I search on headscarf n I found you. . The 3 looks u showed here is simple n easy to understand yet looking extremely great. Thank you n continue posting more videos like this to help other cancer patient.

  5. Thank you so much. My sister (and best friend) was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer which has spread to her spine and pelvic bones. I want to help her with her scarves so this will really help me!

  6. Thank you! my mom is fighting this deseace, and she has no hair right now, and this is very helpfull for us, thank you very much!!!

  7. Thanks for this video!! My friends mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. She still has to go through chemo so to support her my friend and I shaved our heads =] im 19 and in college so its nice to have something to wear just when I dont feel like being cold and bald =] THANKS!!!

  8. I grew up with a child hood friend a girl, when we were small we made posters to stop smokeing and even put on a play about it. When we went to high school we drifted apart she got mixed up with some bad people and one thing lead to another . She died from cancer at 26. PLEASE NEVER START SMOKING!

  9. Thanks for sharing this video. I have tried your rosette with a square scarf in a triangle. It worked – not as big as the long scarf, though it DID work! You are inspirational in the way you look. I hope I come out as good as you when I finish my treatment. God Bless.

  10. You might find my video "Alternatives to Wearing a Wig" helpful. I'm permanently bald due to Alopecia Areata, and my video explains how to tie a scarf.

  11. Thank you. I have to start chemo and I was really down hearten till I watched this. Love you for this. I have done a mastectomy and trying to cope.

  12. I want to thank you so much for the video. My daughter's babysitter has breast cancer and I wanted to find a scarf and show her the techniques that she can use to help her in her "journey"

  13. My mom just found out that's she's gonna lose her hair so we practiced with your ideas! They help thnx!

  14. Why is the model demonstrating scarf tying for cancer patients when she has hair? Very insensitive & unhelpful for those of us who are currently bald.

  15. I didn't hear that part. I still feel that the video would be much more useful & effective, if you would have used a model without hair.

  16. Thank you so much!  I learn a little from all you women… I'll be starting my Rad and Chemo soon and want to be prepared.  G-d Bless you & good health!!!

  17. Please help me find the cotton turban (pink) that you showed on the video?  I will lose my hair soon, I start chemo next week.  Thank you.

  18. Thank you! I just started loosing my hair a few days ago. It is coming out in lightning speed. I have a few scarfs to play with. I will start practicing! God Bless! So nice to see you looking so healthy!

  19. Unfortunately having cancer doesn't allow the privilege of working out at Planet Fitness since they FORBID you from wearing hats, scarves, etc. Total Discrimination to me – so much for their Judgment Free Zone – Total BS!!

  20. 💜💜THANK~YOU💜💜DANA💜💜ME HAIR IS NATURALLY EXTREMELY LONG SINCE CHILDHOOD AND AM IN THE THIRD WEEK AFTER FIRST CHEMO💜💜ALL SEEMED WELL AND LUMP SHRUNK💜💜👍🏻👍🏻💜💜AND NOT NOTICED MUCH HAIR LOSS AND THOUGHT IT WAS DUE TO STEPS ME BEEN TAKIN TO PREVENT💜💜THEN LAST NIGHT WHEN GETTIN PREPARED FOR BED CLUMPS AND CLUMPS JUST CAME OUT AND ME SCALP FEELS SORE💜💜ALREADY HAVE WIGS AND MANY SCARVES AND ALSO WILL BE GETTIN OTHER HEAD~DRESSES SUCH AS BEADS💜💜HAVE REALLY CRIED ME HEART OUT ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT BUT AM DEFINITELY NOT GOIN TO LET IT STOP ME FROM FACING THE WORLD💜💜WE ARE ALL💜💜BEAUTIFUL💜💜HAIR OR NO HAIR💜💜THANK~YOU💜💜AGAIN💜💜SHARON(SHERI)💜💜GOD&ANGELS💜💜BLESS💜💜

  21. You are so kind to do this….how helpfull i lost all my hair from a reaction to a metal hip implant and have worn headscarfs for 14 years now …..its a hard blow for anyone

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