Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Wrap It Up



Head scarves are a bit like hats – it takes stack of confidence and a really bad hair day to walk out of the house donning one.

I'm quite a fan and over the years I have acquired lots.... many, hundreds even. Silk, cotton, striped, patterned, spotted. Ridiculous I know. They currently live in the top drawer of my bedside table and only get out and about now and then, but when they do they always seem to have the most fabulous time.

The correct shape is super important and separates the high use scarves from the sad, back of the drawer scarves. The old school square shape (very popular in thrift shops and markets - never pay more than £1 for these) are just too difficult to scrunch and tie. I much prefer the long rectangular shape that are made specifically for head or waist wrapping.

Another problem can be width, too much fabric and they become too heavy and the scrunching too wide. Ive done a bit if research and the perfect width when spread out flat should be approx 11cm (head size relevance is also important here). I tend to like them long, I favour the tails hanging out from underneath it gives me that “I have really long hair” even though I don’t feeling.

Now with a bucket full of self assurance and a killer kick ass attitude pull your hair back, shake off your shyness and take a step towards joining the head scarf brigade. Its totally hot right now (apparently).

9 people have commented:

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

I love that maroon scarf that has the extra fabric, looks so chic! I might just have to find a new head wrap for my spring wardrobe :)

Hanna said...

You were my first blog comment, yay! And a very lovely comment indeed. I never could wear headscarves, it makes me feel like Stevie Nicks. You pull it off well though.

coco said...

Everytime I try a headband it just slips off my hair
I wish they wouldn't as I love them!!!

A dreamer said...

my headscarf always falls off!
i tried really hard to perfect wearing it but now i've just given up.

Sarah said...

Headscarfs are great when you find the right one, your right shape and size is very important.

Gracie said...

Head scarvesare great for hiding the regrowth(the vegemite stripe for the not so natural blonds)and the slightly grey regrowth for the not so old either, to hide the also not so small ears( golly gosh they have a lot of work to do dont they)there pretty good they CAN do it

susie_bubble said...

My hair is of a slippy texture that makes it rather headscarf-unfriendly but I still love them all the same... you look great!

laia. said...

I wear a headscarf pretty much everyday in the warmer days. Keeps me looking chic even when it gets gross and humid outside.

Mica said...

Thanks for your comment - your blog is good! I've linked you, I hope that's okay :)

Just wanted to leave a comment here as I love scarves but never really wear any of my collection - I usually just hang them on my bags. I like your pictures though, now I'm feeling inspired.