How to Tie a Head Scarf for Cancer Patients

By Lynn Lauren

Cancer is a rough situation for anyone. Adding to the pain, hurt, and sometimes anger is embarrassing hair loss. One way to cope with this hair loss is by using a head scarf to cover your head. It is a nice alternative to wigs, which can be hot and itchy. Here is a step by step guide on how to tie a head scarf for cancer patients. This type of head scarf is called a tiechel, and these instructions tie the scarf into a knotted bun, which is a good option for a woman.


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Step 1

Lay the scarf square on a table. Turn it 90 degrees to make it into a diamond shape. Fold it in half to create a triangle.


Step 2

Place the scarf directly onto your scalp. Allow one corner to hang down your back and the other two corners to fall over your shoulders.


Step 3

Take the two front corners and cross them behind your head, under the back corner and tie them together once.


Step 4

Tuck the back corner underneath the knot you just made.


Step 5

Wrap the two remaining corners around the knot until all that is left is the end pieces. Tuck the end pieces under the knot and the scarf is now in place.