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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?

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!

Hair Loss Spotlight: Trichotillomania

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Soft wide headbands make a great head covering for Trichotillomania when hair loss is on top of the head

Sometimes you may see some with a bald patch or missing part of their eyebrows. The urge to give a “second look” at what may seem an unusual sight is pretty strong.

However, don’t.

You may be seeing someone who is battling Trichotillomania.

What is this disorder which you in all probability never heard of?

The term trichotillomania was coined by a French dermatologist by the name of Francois Henri Hallopeau in 1885. It basically involves a compulsive urge to pull ones hair out. Often one hair at a time.

According to the DSM-IV it is an impulse control disorder and the peak ages of onset is between 9 and thirteen.  It is classified by the Office of Rare Diseases as a rare disease.

There are many suspected contributing factors to the onset of this disorder including stress and/or low self-esteem and a fear of socializing.

The side effects of “Trich” can be serious as the hair loss can cause skin damage and in rare instances the consumed hair can form a matted hairball in the digestive tract and cause severe hair loss, vomiting, and intestinal obstruction and in very rare cases can ultimately be fatal.

If hair loss from Trichotillomania is discovered in younger children it is often self-correcting, however in adults it can be more problematic and re occurring and is considered a difficult disease to treat. However, usually Therapy plays a crucial role in successful treatment of this hair loss condition.

Many people dealing with this condition use various head covers  or wide head bands to “cover up” and try and hide their hair loss.  If however you happen to see someone who looks like they may have this socially awkward problem don’t stare as it does not help the person who is battling to overcome this disorder.

(Sources include Wikipedia, Mayo Clinic, WebMd.com)

Head Scarves and Spring Cleaning!

HeadscarfThe month of March brings back memories of 3rd grade when my teacher taught us “March comes in like a Lion and leaves like a Lamb.” I find warmth in the cold beginnings of March knowing that spring is just around the corner. And once spring arrives, all I want to do is just get out of the house and revel in the delicious spring weather. But there’s work for me at home, too. Being cooped up all winter has taken its toll on the house. The window need to be washed, the curtains and comforters aired and the dust attacked. Time to roll up my sleeves, turn on the music, get out the cleansers and scrub!

So first thing I’ll do is tie up my hair and reach for my favorite head covering. I hate the feeling of sticky hair on my neck, and trust me, we’re gonna be workin up a sweat. My favorite head covering is a pre-tied bandana headscarf made of cotton fabric. It is stretchy, breathable, keeps the hair away from my neck and is a fabulous floral print – just what I feel like wearing in this spring cleaning season!

I like to clean with natural ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar. Lemon juice I definitely want to keep outta my hair – I’m just fine with the color, thank you… And vinegar – I don’t even want to think about what would happen if that got in my hair! Plus, when I’m dusting where do you think most of the dust ends up? On me…Thank you pre-tied bandana!

Like I mentioned earlier, I do work up a sweat cleaning away on those beautiful first days of spring so I have other replacement head covers to change into when the need arises. There is my comfy cotton beret, cotton paisley headscarves and other assorted hats and caps I’ve picked up over the years. So this spring when you reach for the cleansers, take my advice and reach for a head scarf as well!

The French Legend of the Beret

Red Beret

Where did the Beret originate?

They’ve been around so long that it’s not really clear where the beret was first invented. In fact French legend gives credit to Noah for its creation. According to the legend Noah used wool to insulate the the ark. With all the animals trampling on it for 40 days and 40 nights it turned into a tough material or fabric. That fabric, according to the legend was felt. Noah then used the felt to make himself a cap – or the first felt beret!

There’s another opinion that it was shepherds who first created the beret hat. Why shepherds? Well they wore these knitted wool hats outside every day and due to the weather conditions it swelled and became solid felt. And thus, they had a beret.
Most probably though, the beret hat originated in Greece 2,500 years ago. The Romans thought very highly of it so they adopted them. Soon it became the style for man, woman and child. Berets were seen everywhere in Rome. So, therefore they became known as a Greek – Roman hat.
From 2,500 years ago the hat beret has definitely come a long way, here are some of the more popular uses they’ve  been put to since the 1900’s.
– In the early 1900’s berets were mostly worn by the French (in France). Of course, Belgians also wore them since France set the trend for them. In France and Belgium, berets were worn only by men, either for uniform or style. It was also worn by younger boys for style.
– In the 1920’s the womens beret became very popular in America for women and girls. It was designed and decorated in a more feminine manner and was a very fashionable head covering.
– In the 1930’s the beret was mostly worn by men and boys in France and Belgium. In America, it was now little boys who wore berets for style.
– In the 1940’s, the beret hat was adopted by many military groups and forces.
– In the1950’s, scouts outside of France decided to adopt the beret as a uniform hat. They made a great uniform hat for a scout since they were comfortable and sat on the head in any position. They also got the idea from the military. Since the military had adopted this hat for their uniform it was more prestigious. However, once the military and the scouts started wearing these in France, men and little boys were rarely seen wearing berets for style anymore.
So there you have it. The concise history of the beret hat. Now-a-days they continue to be a fashionable head covering and the latest trends alway’s feature some version of this versatile little womens hat!

Introducing Berets

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Cotton Berets

We’ve already written posts about Snoods, Pre-tied Bandanas and Hats so now we figured it’s time to introduce you to another one of the great headcoverings that stock the vitual shelves of MyHeadcoverings.com.
Berets
Berets are a mainstay of womens headcoverings and are worn both as a fashion statement and as a religous headcover.
Berets are becoming popular worn as a short snood that provides complete coverage but does not leave any excess material on the neck.
MyHeadcoverings.com carries lots Berets in Four different fabrics from S.G Accessories a maker that specilizes in producing quality womens headcoverings.
1) Cool Cotton
2) Cozy and Comfortable Angora Wool
3) Acrylic
4) Polyester

Angora Beret

In the winter months the really Cozy Angora Berets from S.G Acccessories are a great choice. They feature an 8 section pattern that lends a touch of interest to the otherwise plain beret.

Houndstooth Beret

Houndstooth Beret

If you want something with a little more personality try our  Acrylic Houndstooth Beret that has a lining to help keep you warm.
Now if youre looking for something for a more formal occasion why not try the Silver Swirls Beret a really pretty piece at a really great price!
We’ve chosen to highlight just a few of our many Berets to give you some ideas but really you should check out our whole Beret section and pick the ones that suits you best!