The shemagh, also known and referred to as the Arab scarf, is a scarf that is worn in a unique fashion and manner. The different ways of wearing Arab scarves usually depend on where you’re from, your religion, and of course how it is most comfortable to you. Think about it, wouldn’t it be a waste of time and money buying an Arab scarf if you don’t know how to actually wear one in the first place? So for this entry, let’s take a look at how one wears a shemagh or an Arab scarf. By following these steps on how to wear a shemagh, not only will you be able to wear it properly but you will also be able to give yourself a totally new look that’s interesting and eye-catching at the same time.
There are 2 ways to wear a shemagh around your neck. Let’s take a look at the first method:
- Fold the Arab scarf to make it shaped like a big triangle.
- Hold the 2 ends and bring it around your neck from the front.
- Let the 2 ends cross and drape over your shoulders. If you have long hair, just pull it over the scarf and let it drop to your shoulders.
Here’s the second method on how to wear a shemagh around the neck:
- Fold the shemagh to make it shaped like a big triangle again.
- Lay the scarf across the back and bring the two ends to the front of your chest.
- Tie the two ends of the scarf in a knot twice to make sure it’s secure.
For those who would like to wear the shemagh over the head and face, here are the steps to do so:
- Fold the shemagh into a triangle and wrap it from the back and over the head. The folded edge should be across your forehead. Make sure that at least 2/3 of the scarf is on your left while the right should be long enough to go over your chest.
- Bring the short end of the scarf under your chin and up to your ears.
- You then bring the long end of the scarf around the front and across your face.
- Continue wrapping the long end around your head and over your face until it meets the short end of the scarf.
- Once they meet, tie the two ends of the scarf into a knot. It’s usually near your ear.
- Adjust the scarf if you want it to cover half of your face. If you prefer to have your face exposed, just adjust it around your neck and under your chin for comfort.