Scarves have become the newest hair accessory nobody expected. They are easy to use and add a cute accessory to your outfit. Besides, You can find the best summer hairstyles using a scarf in some form. It adds a somewhat beachy vibe to the braid. Not only is it fashionable, but it also helps keep the sand, wind, and hair out of your face on those beachy days. Furthermore, Pair it with a simple white tee and shorts, and you will steal the show. 

Scarf Braid
  1. Preparation for the braid

    Before you begin the braid, be sure to put some product in your hair. For example, you can put hair spray to help the braid stay or even the beach wave spray to help give volume. Also, try curling your hair loosely before doing this braid. It will help with an additional book with less hassle and make braiding in sections easier. Finally, you can also try straightening your hair, which will help with any tangles you may have before you start the braid.

  2. Sectioning off

    1. Section your hair where you want to start the French braid. For this example, we’ll begin by sectioning at the crown of the head.
    2. Place the center of the scarf under your section, and secure the scarf with criss-cross bobby pins to help keep the scarf in place.
    3. The 2 ends will be the 2nd and 3rd sections of your French braid. 

  3. French braiding the scarf

    1. For this, we will start French braiding, starting with the left section.
    2. Grab the left side of the scarf and add some hair from the left side, not a lot, just a little, and braid it over the center portion of the braid, which would be your hair.
    3. Grab the right section of the scarf, add hair to it, and bring it over the center portion of the braid. That portion should be the one with the scarf and strand together.
    4. You will essentially be doing a French braid down, repeating these steps until you reach the point you’d like to stop.

  4. Securing the French braid

    Securing the French braid is relatively simple and could be done in multiple ways. For example, you could secure with just a clear hair tie, leaving the full French braid down. Or you can connect the end of the French braid with a clear hair tie and roll it in towards your neck. Again, You should be able to push the rolled-up part behind your scarf with no fallout. For security, if you’d like, you can add a bobby pin in place of the ends, securing it to your scalp.


The famous sail away scarf braid is pretty easy for any new braiding beginner. Furthermore, the options with scarves and braids have honestly come endless, and you can do a full French braid. Do a half-up scarf French braid to add some flair to your style. Either way, you can never go wrong with the sail-away scarf braid.

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