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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!

Looking For A New Look? Try Wearing Your Israeli Tichel with Embellishments!

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Tying a tichel head scarf is really fun and can always be an original way to cover ones hair. You can tie an israeli tichel the way you want so it reflects your style resulting inyour own head covering exactly the way you want it! Simply choose a head scarf of your choice in style, fabric and color and tie it up in one of the many ways to tie a tichel. A tichel makes a great head covering for any occasion and can give a casual look as well as an elegant look.

Above, we tied a headscarf in a simple tie on the neck and dressed it up with different kinds of embellishments. Follow a few simple steps and within a few seconds you can transform your simple headscarf into a beautiful head covering.

1. Start by putting your hair up in a bun or pony. For those with hair loss or thin hair you might want to try wearing a hidden height undercover to give some volume or simply stuff it up with something else.

2. Fold your square Israeli tichel head scarf into a triangle. Our model is wearing a Basic Israeli Tichel in Black.

3. You should have one end of the tichel hanging on either side of your head and one in the back. Take the two sides on either side of your head and gently make a tie in the back of your neck. Make sure that the tie is firm and secure.

4. You can either leave the back piece hanging or you may want to tuck it in and under the tie you just made by your neck.

Now comes the fun part! As you can see from the pictures above, we took a simple tie and added different kinds of hair accessories to dress it up and make it look really cool!

If you’re looking for a more  casual head cover and want some color and spunk, try clipping on an alligator clip with the color you desire. Our model in the picture above is wearing a Daisy Flower Clip for Girls in pink, green and blue.

For a more elegant yet simple look, you might want to go for a bobby pin or a clip with decorative rhinestones or studs to give a slight glimmer. Our model in the picture above is wearing our Swirl Bobby Pin for Updo.

Perhaps you’re looking for a shimmery and glittery look? Try something with sequins and you’ll absolutely shine! Our model in the picture above is wearing a sequin headwrap.

If you like to stand out and make a statement, try wearing a simple solid headscarf and dressing it up with a bright hair accessory. For example, our model in the picture above is wearing a black head scarf with a bright red Velour Turban Twist Headband and boy does it stand out!

Of course, there are so many more hair accessories you can try and experiment on your own head scarf, these are just a few general ones we thought would give you a basic picture. Have fun tying and good luck!!

Womens Hair Loss: Trichotillomania

Continuing to explore the various causes of Hair Loss, in this post we will focus on one that is actually more common in women then men.

Trichotillomania.

What is Trichotillomania?

It’s classified as an Impulse Control Disorder. Basically, it means that someone has a compulsive urge to pull out hair. The word Trichotillomania was coined in 1889 by Francois Henri Hallopeau.

How much more common is Trich in women then men?

Well an exact number is hard to come by since people are generally embarrassed to admit that they are suffering from Trich but a rough estimate can put the number at as much as 4 to 1. As much as 4% of the population in the USA may have suffered from trich at one point or another.

Most symptoms of Hair Loss from Trich usually show up before the age of 17 though they can show up at any age.

In many cases, people experiencing Trich report pulling out one hair at a time and going on for hours.

While there is no known specific iron clad cure for Trich usually if it shows up in patients younger then 6 it can go away on its own, however for many it forms a life long problem.

Treatments that sometimes work include Behavior Modification therapy, as well as the  drug Clomipramine which prevents the absorption of serotonin in the body.

In addition many people that have dealt with Hair Loss from Trich report Support groups as having been very helpful in helping them deal with it.

(Sources include Web MD, pullfreeatlast.com.drugs.com, Wikipedia, and Newsmax.com)

Womens Hair Loss: Alopecia

Around 5 million people in the USA are affected by Alopecia Areata.

The word Alopecia is actually a term for hair loss, however it has come to refer to a specific form of hair loss called “alopecia areata”

AA  is a form of hair loss that is thought to be an auto-immune disorder where at times the messages are sent to the hair follicles not to grow hair. Because Alopecia Areata causes Hair Loss which occurs on the skin, it is considered a skin disease.

Around 5 million people in the USA are affected by this disorder.

There are three forms of Alopecia. Alopecia Areata- Generally smooth round patches of hair loss. Alopecia Areata Totalis- Total scalp hair loss. Alopecia Areata Universalis- the most rare form of Hair Loss which is total body hair loss.

There is no no cure for Alopecia Areata at this time, however in most cases the hair loss is not permanent, rather it comes and goes and usually the will regrow within 6-months to a year. However once someone has one attack of alopecia areata generally there will be more.

In some cases, around 10 percent, the hair loss from Alopecia Areata is permanent.

The diagnosis process for AA includes examining the hair as well as certain blood tests.

Conventional treatments for alopecia are steroids and immunotherapy,.

The general idea behind the treatments is basically to simulate hair growth since as we noted before the hair follicles are not dead they just need to be “told” to grow hair. However since in many cases the hair will grow back on its own there are those who chose to forgo treatment with drugs.

If you yourself suffer from Alopcia Areata or know someone that does it is important to realize that aside from the physical effects of this disorder there are emotional ones as well. In women especially, hair is an important part ones appearance, as such  the loss of ones hair can have devastating emotional consequences. It’s important to realize hair is not you, it doesn’t define you and the loss of it does not make some one less of a person. Bearing this in mind, someone who knows someone suffering from Alopecia Areatashould be there to support them, and make sure not let their hair define them.

(Sources include: Web MD. NAAF.org, and new-medical.net)

Womens Hair Loss Part 2 -Chemo

Some women choose to wear a wig to hide their loss, while others go the opposite route and chose to go bald, while others choose scarves.

As we continue our series on we turn to another cause of women’s hair loss which is Chemotherapy.

Thank God now-a-days many more people afflicted with Cancer nosurvive what once was considered the incurable illness. One of the primary reasons is the treatment known as Chemotherapy.

Chemo attacks cells, killing them off, hopefully it will kill off “cancer cells”, however it does not discriminate and therefore can attack the cells that cause hair growth as well leading to hair loss.

Now, while it used to be a near certainty  chemo treatment would lead to hair loss, today there are newer more targeted drugs used for cancer treatments that cause only hair thining or no hair loss at all.

Examples? Cytoxan is a drug used to fight Breast Cancer and causes only  thinning instead of total hair loss, and Adrucil another chemo drug causes no hair loss. However  taxol causes extremely sudden hair loss.

The point is that the type of drug being used does make a difference in whether chemo treatments will cause hair loss and how that hair Loss will occur.

People going through hair loss from chemo deal with it in different ways. Some choose to wear a wig covering up completely and trying to hide their loss, while others go the opposite route and chose to go bald showing the world the battle they are going through, while others choose scarves.

As Mayo Clinic states there is no right way to deal with it, each individual patient decides what they want to do, what works best for them.

Here’s some tips we found about it.

If you are buying a wig, it’s a good idea to take a picture of the way you like your hair to look as well as cut off some beforehand. Some women actually cut off all their hair and make a wig from their own natural hair.

When bald there are many people who use only ild soap on their scalp as its pretty sensitive.

Its best to try on Hats and Scarves after losing hair since the fit and look is different.

The best thing about hair loss from chemotherapy is that it will grow back. Typically re-growth begins three months after treatment ends and can take up to ten months.

In the beginning your hair may have either a different texture and/or a different shade.

During regrowth its a good idea to try and wear hats since the scalp can get itchy. Also, styling hair with moose or other chemicals is usually not be a good idea until the hair is about 3 inches long and has  more stable roots.

(Sources include MayoClinic.com, Chemochicks, and Web MD)

Womens Hair Loss- Part One

A common misconception is that hair loss is a problem that affects men exclusively.

Nothing could be further from the truth. While men are generally open about it, hair loss is a very much an issue  amongst women as well.

Hair Loss affects some 30 Million women in the U.S. alone.

Hair Loss affects some 30 Million women in the U.S. alone.

In this series of posts, MyHeadcoverings.com hopes to make Women’s Hair Loss more understood we hope to shine some sunlight and  create a little bit of understanding of the wide variety of causes that go into Women’s Hair Loss.

First off, it’s true, men do suffer from hair loss more then women.

Statistics show that  around 50 million men in the USA suffer from some form of Hair Loss. That’s a big number.

However  amongst women the number is also big. It’s around 30 million.

Here are some basics you should know.

Every day a person loses between 50-100 hairs however there’s no need to panic as normally the same number grows back. However, when something upsets the cycle your body may lose hair without the replacements coming in. The results?

Hair Loss.

What are some of the causes of this condition?

Well that’s the point of our posts.

Lets start.

Some forms of hair loss are caused by trauma to the body, a child-birth or car accident or anything of the sort.

This form of Hair Loss is called Telogen Effluvium. And BTW, it can be caused by an anti depressant as well; check the side effects and you’ll see hair loss is listed on most of them.

What this basically means is that the trauma, or certain drugs in the anti-depressant cause the hair follicles to go into the “Telogen” phase. Which means resting, as a result  they aren’t re-growing  hair. The good news is that this form of hair loss is usually temporary and regrowth takes about six months.

For a woman experiencing hair loss who want’s to try  finding out the cause, well  a starting point would be   finding out if there’s a good  trichologist near you.

What that?

It’s not a doctor, (though many dermatologists take the course),it’s a form of dermatology that specializes in hair and the scalp; essentially a hair specialist.

One thing that most Hair Specialists will do right away to try figuring out what’s causing trouble is take a hair biopsy in fact they’re pretty simple they take around five minutes and are the gold standard in hair loss diagnosis.

(Info for this post came from the NY Times, About. Com, Wikipedia and HisHairClinic.com)

By: B. Levi

Wedding Hair Styles: Choosing a Dress Hat or Headscarf for a Wedding

Dress Hat for Wedding

Dress Hats for Women are and Elegant way to attend a wedding when undergoing Hair Loss.

Choosing the right head covering for a wedding can sometimes be a just a tad overwhelming for women who cover their hair for reasons such as hair loss or religious purposes. Although some women opt for a wig in order to achieve a more natural look (and believe it or not sometimes even looks better than regular hair), lots of women find wigs uncomfortable and hard to take care of, which is why they turn to head coverings.

The advantage in choosing a headcoveringis that there are lot’s of choices! The large variety of head coverings available include hats, caps, snoods, berets, pre-tied bandanas, head scarves, etc. which makes it exciting to cover ones hair. However  when you have to find the perfect head covering to match your dress for a wedding, the many choices out there it can wind up being overwhelming! So decided to put together  some ideas that might help you out on your quest for the perfect hat for a wedding.

The most common wedding head coverings worn by women worldwide are Dress Hats. There are many different types of variations of Dress Hats. Some are flat and some have height, some are brimless and of course there are lots of wide brim hats for women too. Some have a crown such as a Fedora that has a crown with a pinch at the front to give it a little bit of a modern look and some of the crowns are simply round. Women looking for a lot of height on their hat generally go for the Cloche hat which is a hat in the shape of a bell. It is round on top, goes in by the head and then out again by the brim. All these hats come very well decorated. The most common materials used are Silk, Satin, Ribbon, Lace, Organza, Chiffon, Tulle, etc.

There are lots of style’s  to choose from. Some are simple and classy and others are more decorated with sequins, flowers, feathers, and much more. When choosing the right hat first take a look at your dress. If the outfit you are wearing has a lot going on, you may want to go for something a little tone down so that your hat shouldn’t take away from your outfit but if your dress is a little bit more simple, you may want to wear a head covering that has some added touch to dress up your outfit.

Another option is a headscarf. A head scarf has the advantage that it could be tied in any style or fashion you desire. In addition, if you are having trouble finding the perfect color head scarf to match your outfit, you can always walk into a fabric store, find the perfect material in the perfect color and create your own head covering. In addition, lots of head scarves have lurex and fringes which adds a great fashionable look. Lots of women like tying their head scarf in the crown style which is a head scarf that is tied with a little swirl across the top to make it look like a crown; which in effect adds height. It is fancy and dressy and has a great fit which makes it last throughout the night. Otherwise, consider tying your scarf in the bun style or any other style and add an applique to dress it up. You can add a flower a studded applique or anything else under the sun. It’s original, different and really comfortable.

One thing all the many options to choose from have in common , and that is that they are all really pretty, stylish and comfortable. We hope this information helps you out to guide you to find the perfect head cover for your special occasion.