The importance of wearing a sun hat

hat-lacebow-cream-modelEver stop and wonder why all the urgent talk about wearing a sunhat? We know that too much exposure to the sun can cause a sunburn. But not only is a sunburn extremely painful, the cells and blood vessels in our skin get damaged when exposed to too much sun. When exposed to more sun, the skin undergoes premature aging by looking dry, wrinkled and discolored and although the skin may appear to be thicker and leather like, in reality it is actually weaker and will bruise more easily.


As you are well aware, the most serious threat of those sunny rays of sunshine is Skin Cancer which is one of the most common cancers today. Doctors believe that most skin cancers can be avoided by preventing sun damage. Putting on sun tan lotion is great, however, there are often parts of the body which are forgotten when applying sunscreen. Most people just smear it on their face, body, arms and legs forgetting behind their ears, their scalp (can’t get lotion in there if have hair) and the back of their neck. Wearing the proper sun hat ensures you that your skin is well protected at all times.


But what about the positive sides of sunshine? Vitamin D is an important nutrient that your body obtains through the sun, as Vitamin D is not found naturally in most foods. Rest assured, because most foods today are fortified with Vitamin D so sunlight is not as important or necessary as it used to be.

Of course, the sun makes us all in a cheery mood and lifts our spirits which is why it is definitely recommended to spend time in the sun – just remember to keep safe and protected with sun screen and a sun hat at all times.


So now you know all about the importance of wearing a sun hat. Pull that wide brimmed straw hat around your head and smile at the sun! You’re protected!

It’s so important to keep your head protected from the sun

pretied visor capSummer is heating up. If you have a sensitive scalp, now is the time to start preparing for the hot rays of summer sun that can be brutal to a sensitive skin. You’ll need to keep covered all summer whenever you go out – but not to fear, there is such a variety of head coverings available for the summer that you will never get bored.

Sun hats come in lots of fun styles. Wide brim will give you the best coverage for your face and neck as well, but they can feel a little bulky and block your range of vision.

I love pretied headscarves for their ease of use all year, and come summer, this prettied headscarf with the sun visor makes a great all around headcover! It is made of soft cotton that feels great. And with lots of colors to choose from, you can always look put together. Its great for gardening, biking and enjoying all your regular outside activities.

Caps are another obvious choice which protect your scalp and face. The lighter color the cap, the cooler you will feel. Also be sure to look for natural fabrics such as cotton, viscose, linen, and straw for maximum breathability.

Have fun this summer and keep protected when you go out. There is nothing more important than keeping healthy…

Add Color to Your Head Covering this Spring!

Try out a new color this spring! And feel good 'bout how you look!

Try out a new color this spring! And feel good ’bout how you look!

Did you ever wonder if you should add a little more color to your wardrobe. But were worried about how exactly to do so? Maybe you weren’t sure if a particular color suited you and so you just stuck with the tried and true?

If that’s the case, try adding a pop of color to your head covering and see how it goes!

It used to be that women wore all types of snoods and headcoverings – in lots of plaids, prints, and paisley designs. Then styles changed and solid was in. Black, Navy, Brown. Nice basic boring colors. But now we see the trend going lighter, springier, floral and patterned. And oh, what fun it is!

But if you are still too shy to try going all out with color, you can start with a basic solid headcovering such as beret or pretied headscarf with a little colored applique on it. Then, go from there and see where your style takes you this season!


4 Different Ways to Wear a Beret

Berets are great as fashionable head accessory, a modest head cover, or for hair loss. They are made with different types of fabrics such as cotton, wool or angora, all which are soft and comfortable to wear. They can also be found in many different colors, patterns and styles for different occasions from casual to dressy.
A beret can be worn as a full head covering with no hair showing. This makes it an ideal head covering for women with hair loss due to chemo or alopecia, and also for those who cover their hair for tzniut – modesty.

Beret full head covering

Another stylish way to wear a beret is perched at an angle on the head like a painter or an artist. It has a classy look and can add the finishing touches to that chic outfit. Smile daintily and wait for compliments.

Beret Painter style
Looking for some spunk? Try this style beret for some funk! It’s easy! Just simply tuck the back of your hair into the beret and leave the front hairs showing. Great way to cover up for a bad hair day! The secret’s between me and you! ;)

Beret spunk style
Here is another hot way to wear a beret. Let your hair loose and secure the beret on top of your hair on the crown part of your head. Let the beret hang down for a cool look. Now fly with the wind like a free bird! Bobby pins can help you keep your beret in place for looking good all day long.

Beret loose style
So, what’s your favorite way to wear a beret?

Cover Your Head with Comfort and Style!

Always wished to wear a beautiful hat but not enough coverage for you? Try adding an Israeli tichel!

Here’s how, first you need to choose a tichel that you would like to wear.  Best to use a soft cotton one for added comfort. Then, tie it how you’d wear it.

Next, put the hat you want to wear on top of the headscarf and you are simply transformed into a new look.

You can use different tichels and different hats for all types of occasions and to match assorted outfits, the beach, party or every day!

Look great. Feel great. You are great!

The Greatest Ear Muff Parade!

The highlight of Chester Greenwood Day is the parade.

The highlight of Chester Greenwood Day is the parade.

In 2013 we blogged about Chester Greenwood, a 15 year old grammar school dropout who invented the earmuffs to keep his ears cozy while ice skating. His cold ears, coupled with an entrepeneural spirit led him to patent his invention in 1877. By 1936, the year before his death his factory was producing more than 400,000 earmuffs yearly.


Greenwood’s Ear Protector Factory provided ear warmers to the soldiers during World War I. In addition to keeping many ears warm in the winter, his factory, located in Farmington, Maine boosted the economy and provided jobs to many a family. Every year in December the town of Farmington celebrates “Chester Greenwood Day” in honor of his birthday.


The highlight of Chester Greenwood Day is the parade in which local police cruisers are decorated with giant earmuffs. Anyone can join in the parade…as long as you are wearing your own pair of muffs!

Wear a Headcover to Keep you Warm this Winter

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Keeping your head covered is one way to beat Mr. Winter.

Let’s face it. The cold weather is here. And as much as we try to stay warm and cozy in our heated homes and cars, there is the inevitable going outside and bracing ourselves for that rush of cold air.

Keeping your head covered is one way to beat Mr. Winter. Try a warm winter cap and your feelings about the winter will definately change. You may find that you even start loving that morning chill!


Many women find berets extremely comfortable for winter. In addition to being a stylish headcover, slouchy berets can keep your warm. And if it gets really cold, you can pull the beret over your ears and stay nice and toasty!


For those of you who wear a pretied headscarf, a velour pretied bandana is a great option for the colder weather. The soft fabric looks great and this is an ideal headcover for indoors and out.


So no matter if you chose a pretied bandanna, a thicker headscarf,  a warm hat or knit beret, keeping your head covered will definitely keep you warm!