Head Scarves – Tichels – Mitpachot: 3 ways of saying “”I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!”

I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!

I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!

There. Now you know what a tichel is 😉

Tichel, head scarfs or Israeli tichels are a popular head scarf worn by many people including those who cover for both religious reasons and hair loss.

An israeli head scarf can be square or oblong (Rectangular shaped). There is every color and style one can imagine. From the basic Israeli tichel with lurex and fringes in many different colors to the Israeli tichel with flower design and the striped headscarf with gold lurex; there’s never a dull moment when it comes to covering ones head!!

There are many different ways to tie head scarves – by either tying them into a bun, crown, braid and more. Depending on the size, there are all kinds of cool ways to tie them. Tying headscarves is quick, easy, simple and fun! In the next few blogs we will explore some of the different ways to tie a head scarf. So stick with us and we’ll show you some amazing effortless ties!

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Introduction to the pretied head scarf

Pretied Headscarf

Many women love the comfort and ease of use of a pretied headscarf

A pretied headscarf is really a bandana style head cover that has elastic sewn in at the neck to hold it comfortably on your head. There are two “tails” that hang down to resemble the look of a real bandana tied.

Many women love the comfort and ease of use of a pretied headscarf especially when going through hair loss or chemo. Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of the pretied head scarf.

FIT:Depending on the fit of the pre-tied, your hair texture and the fabric some pre-tieds can slip back.

Cotton and velour slip less than lycra, and a pre-tied bandana that is too tight or too loose will slip as well.

You can use a headband made for this purpose such as the Milano WiGrip which is a thin velour headband that creates friction against you scalp or hair and against the head coverings under a pre-tied scarf.

In addition, you may choose to tie the tails together to get a more secure fit.

CARE:A pretied scarf should be handwashed to keep it in tip-top shape. If there are appliques, glitter or sequins hand wash only. Lay the pretied on a towel to dry.

FABRIC: Just like with other head covers, there is a wide variety of fabrics available for a pretied head scarf. They come in velvet, cotton, lycra, and more. Cotton is generally reccommended as it allows your scalp to breathe, though velvet can be very appreciated in the fall and winter for the extra warmth it provides.

COLOR: Look for a color that complements your skin tone or eye color. Or go with a fun and funky print to add some cheer!

How can a beret be worn?

berets 2Berets can be worn in many different ways:
1. On an angle- Place the beret on your head and gently push one of the sides down to make it slant on an angle. This is a very comfortable and stylish way of wearing a beret.

2. Pulled down- Place the beret on the higher part of your head and take the front and gently pull it a little so that the front part will lay a little on your face.

3. Pan cake – Simply take the beret and put it on your head wherever feels most comfortable. Since a beret is round, it will lie on your head like a pancake.

We see that the beret was and is worn by men and women – so is this a feminine hat or more of a masculine hat?

Well, before WWI the beret was only worn by men and boys. However, after WWII, the beret became a hat worn mostly by women (men and boys however still wore them for uniform). Nowadays, the beret is mostly worn by women but men still wear it for a uniform. The beret can be made to look feminine or masculine; it all depends on the style, color and design.