Quick Scarf Tying
Heres the thing. I’ve been watching Youtube videos of how to wear hijabs, because when I go to the mosque for the prayer with my family, or I am working and need to take the kids into the prayer room, I just whip my scarf around my head and squish my hair to my head. I know it looks crappy but I don’t know how else to do it and I need to be respectful.
I haven’t come up with a reasonable way to tie a scarf quickly and neatly without suffering from ‘scarf head’ and have it look nice. I watch the videos, they are detailed and complicated, often requiring many pins and headbands and mirrors.
The other thing is that of all the people I see wearing hijab, there are two styles that I really like. One style is called ‘tichel’ style, where the scarf is tied so that it looks like a big bun in the back of your head.
The other style is where you wrap the scarf tight against your forehead right at the hairline with or without an underscarf and then have a bump at the crown of your head…and wrap the tails around your neck. The closest photo I’ve found to this is here, named the Turkish Style.
I’m very close to just buying a cloche. I have a long history of loving hats, and I used to wear them all the time. Then when I started dressing the way I thought I was supposed to dress, and less like my own personal style, I got away from them. Lately I’ve been window shopping hats and have found a new love of the cloche style. There are some very beautiful hats made from all different materials.
I like this budget friendly one made by ShabbyCloche on Etsy so I can throw it on, tuck my hair in and go.
And this handmade hat by Behida Dolic, pricey, but sooo beautiful!
I’m not sure it would be appropriate though. What are your thoughts? Does wearing a hat to conceal your hair and ears meet the hijab requirements? How do you deal with the scarf when you don’t wear hijab full-time?