New Innovative ways to wear a soft wide headwrap!

Are you bored of wearing the same headwrap over and over? Turn them into a whole new look!

It’s really simple; all you need is a solid wide cotton headwrap and a contrasting patterned headwrap.  First put on the solid headwrap and open the width.

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This is also great if you’re looking for extra coverage because they open pretty wide. Next, take your patterned headwrap and open the width on top of the solid one. This is also a great idea if you like patterned headwraps but they are not wide enough for you.

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For a trendier look, use the same idea with your 2 headwraps you chose.  First put on the solid headwrap over your hair so the elastic shows in the back and open the width.

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Next, take your patterned headwrap and open the width on top of the solid one. The elastic in the back adds added interest to this whole unique design.

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Good luck and happy hair day!!

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What Makes The Chenille Snood a Great Headcover?

The snood is like a slouchy beret, and can be worn as a full head cover, or as a partial headcovering with a wig, or hair hanging down.

The snood is like a slouchy beret, and can be worn as a full head cover, or as a partial headcovering with a wig, or hair hanging down.

The Chenille snood is a very soft and comfortable head cover that lays very nicely on the head. The snood is like a slouchy beret, and can be worn as a full head cover, or as a partial headcovering with a wig, or hair hanging down.

The fabric of the snood is very soft and cozy making it ideal for the wintery weather. In addition, chenille snoods come in lots of colors and styles so you can customize your look.

You can also choose a snood with lining – for additional security and warmth, or unlined for a lighter airier feel.

The front of the snood is threaded with a piece of elastic so it will stretch to comfortably stay on the head. If after wearing the snood for a long while it begins to stretch, simply tug on the elastic at the back, and tie a little knot in it to tighten.

Give a chenille snood a try today. Once you try it on, you won’t want to take it off!

Different Shapes of Headscarves

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All three shapes can be tied in lots of beautiful ways

There are 3 different shapes of headscarves: Square, Rectangle (also called oblong) and Triangle. All three shapes can be tied in lots of beautiful ways. As you can imagine, there are different ties that are recommended to make only with specific shapes. Squares and triangles are used much the same – as squares are folded into a triangle shape before tying. Folding over the square into a triangle results in a thicker tie with more body and warmth. If the headscarf fabric is thin or see-through, folding the scarf also allows it to become more opaque.

 

Rectangle or Oblong scarves are used for tying intricate ties with lots of fabric as they are usually larger than a square scarf. Rectangle scarves are perfect for tying with the Hidden HEIGHT cotton undercover which effortlessly adds volume and height to one’s head.

 

A triangle scarf (or square scarf folded in half into a triangle) is placed on the head with the longest straight side at the forehead and two long pointed ends hanging down on either side. Take the two long pointed ends and tie them at the back of your neck – either above or below the third flap at the back. This is the basic tie for a square of triangle scarf and also the first step of many more intricate ways to tie a headscarf.

 

There is really no right or wrong way to tie a head scarf. So pull up a chair, sit in front of a mirror alone or with a friend, try it out and don’t forget to laugh, love, and learn!

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!

Introduction to the pretied head scarf

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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!

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: 1960’s – 2000’s, Hats Back in Their Full Glory!

The Pillbox Hat

The Pillbox Hat

In the 1960’s Jackie Kennedy brought in the Pillbox Hat. This hat was a stiff/hard, short, small and round hat. Often this hat was decorated with either feathers, ribbon or gemstones. Sometimes, to give it a fancier or dressier look, a netted veil was added that covered ones face, it gave the hat a soft and feminine look. It was either worn tilted on an angle or sitting comfortably on the crown of one’s head.

By the mid 1970’s the “hippy” look came in. Women had adopted a variety of hairstyles many based on blow drying of hair into specific position that emanated from a center parting/ middle part. The Straw Hat with an extremely wide brim was very in at this time since it gave off a relaxed, laid back vacation look.

In the 1980’s, the Pillbox Hat that was brought about decades back, came in style again. With its decorations and netted veil it made a beautiful classy hat. However, a lot of the women still preferred getting their hair done; it made them feel younger and lighter.

In the late 1980’s through the 1990’s Princess Diana brought the hat trade back in full force. New hats, designs and designers were everywhere. Hats still remained on the top of the list of fashion at this point. Hats of all colors, designs and styles came back on the market. Until now however, there was no real coordination of hats matching to an outfit which is when Princess Diana brought in the “color coordinated look”- matching an outfit to a hat at this time.

Women’s Head Covers Style and Trends: 1940’s – War Time

beretsHead Covering styles in War Times changed drastically from fancy, wide brimmed hats to smaller and small brimmed hats. Head covers changed from stylish and fashionable to more simple and practical. A typical war or army hat was the beret. Why? The beret became a military trademark head cover due to the fact that it was difficult to wear improperly (there’s only one way to wear it) and it could be easily stowed away without damage.

The army and military style had a great influence in Women’s Head Covers which is when the Beret came into fashion. A beret is a soft, round brimless cap with a flat crown often made of wool or cotton which makes them extremely soft and pleasant to wear. They come in many different styles and designs. These berets were at the peek of fashion at this time and were worn by women and men alike.

Another very popular head cover at this time was the Turban. At this time, women started working in factories due to the changes brought about in the war. The turban made a perfect hat or head covering because it kept the hair away from the face and covered it securely so it wouldn’t get caught in the machines.

Stay tuned for next week to find out which head covers came into style post war.

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: Pre-War Hat Styles

doll hatIn the 1920’s women yearned to look sophisticated and wealthy; which is why the Cloche came back in. The cloche was a bell shaped hat that simply went out at the bottom and covered the wearer’s eyes a little bit, making one hold their head high which in effect made them look sophisticated. The cloche’s drawback was that it was somewhat masculine looking and did not have the femininity of other women’s hats. Eventually that lead to a change in styles.

This is when neat Feminine hats with extra trimming and finishes, such as the Doll Hat came into fashion. The doll hat is a wide brim that is not too stiff but not too floppy either. It gave off a very young, girly, doll like and playful look. It came in many different feminine colors and designs with bows, flowers and other sorts of embellishments. High crowned hats that sat on an angle on the head were also very in style for the same reason.

This style pretty much lasted till the late 1930’s when Crochet Snoods came into style. You might wonder how the style changed so drastically from beautiful stylish hats to simple Crochet Snoods. The reason is that in the late 1930’s World War II broke out and the women of that time wanted to show loyalty. Therefore, they chose to save these fabrics and materials for the army instead of wasting it for their own personal pleasure.

Stay tuned to next week to find out what head covers women wore during war time.

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: 1900-1910, Styles Come and Go!

merry widow hatThe early 1900’s brought about a whole new style and era of head covers. While up until now all they had been looking for was comfort, since women started going out more it became all about wealth, class, royalty and sophistication. Therefore the simple hat such as the Bonnet they used to wear was mostly not worn by woman at this time. The women preferred something more elegant and fancy looking such as a lavish wide brimmed hat designed with either tulle or ribbon.

For example, a popular hat at this time was the Silhouette which is a wide brimmed hat designed with real human hair that the women used to collect either from their own hair or others. They also wore the pompadour which is more like a hair style where you put on a headband with teeth and place it a little further back than you would like it and then push it forward forming a little bump to provide height. However, in these days, the style was created with the help of a wide brimmed hat used as a base for women to build their hair up on to form a bump. It gave the impression like all the hair was just sitting perfectly on its own but really it was backed up by a large sturdy brim.

In the years 1907-1908 the Merry Widow Hat (which is a type of Silhouette designed with beautiful chiffon and organza and full of feathers) came in. It was part of the costume of “Sonia” the leading lady of the play “the Merry Widow” which opened in London in 1907 and was designed by Lady Duff Gordon.

It’s amazing how so much could change in so little time no? We went from the Simple Bonnet to the Lavish Merry Widow Hat in just a few years – can you guess what’s coming up in next week’s blog for stylish hats in 1910-1930?

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: What Goes Around Comes Around!

Back in the days, women were busy in the house cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around

Back in the days, women were busy in the house cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around

You may have realized that a lot of the hats that are in style today resemble and look very similar to some hats from the 1800’s. The reason of course is that when it comes to women’s hats there are a few things that play a big role, like comfort and style. Back in the days, women were busy at home cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around. However, when they left the house, a hat or head cover was worn more for fashion, hence they needed the most fashionable hats.

However, although we are still wearing berets, cloches, bucket hats and more, women’s head coverings (like all parts of fashion) took many turns as far as fashion and styles from the 1800’s to the 21st century. Head coverings have definitely evolved since the 1800’s and we now have a vast variety of many different stylish head coverings. Meaning to say, that our head coverings today may be the same hats as many years ago just a bit more modern looking and up to date.

In addition, while berets and hats have been around there are many new head coverings which were invented in this day and age. For example, the pre-tied bandana is a new head covering which women around the world adore. They are comfortable, stylish and practical. Of course, there are lots more such as soft wide head wraps and chenille snoods which women have definitely called their own and keep on coming back for more!

Coming up in the next few weeks is a series of Women’s Head Coverings styles from the 19th to 21st century and how current events effected the styles of hats and head covers worn. You’ll be surprised – what goes around comes around!:)