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So what exactly is a Snood?


The chenille snood comes in many different colors, is comfortable and has a soft touch.

So what exactly is a Snood?

The tword “Snood” causes quite a bit of confusion, and rightly so. For years, different people have used the word to mean different things. So let’s try  clearing up  the confusion, and perhaps give a drop of background information on what a hair snood really is.

The term “snood’ is used to  refer to 3 separate thing.

1) Snood scarfs are used to describe tubular scarfs, thesescarfs were especially popular with English Soccer (football) players until they were banned in 2001 by the governing body of the sport for being a danger to the players.

2) The term “snood” also refers to a 1 inch silk ribbon that was worn in Scotland in the late 19th century worn by unmarried girls, typically it was braided into the girl’s hair.

3) The hair snood is the form of snood that we are most interested in. You probably guessed already that this is actually a as you guessed is actually ahair covering that one wear on ones hair.

Now, most snoods you see now-a-days are crocheted. However, it did not start out like that . At first snood head coverings were made from cloth or net fabric

Many of them were elaborately decorated with bows and ribbons. Gradually, these went out of style until WW2 when once agin women turned to them as headcoverings since the material used to make them was not rationed as the material used to make hats was.

In fact, snoods became a patriotic symbol!

Snoods have remained as a popular headcovering for women looking to cover their hair for modesty reasons as well as for women looking for a hairnet to wear when working with food, in a canteen or a hospital.

A major difference between women wearing hair snoods for religious purposes and women wearing them as  hair nets is whether or not they have a lining. Women who choose them for use as a religious headcover will often ensure they are lined in order to be certain no hair will show through. Such is not the case in women wearing snoods as hairnets. Lately, the Chenille snood has come into style as a it is extremely soft to the touch and available in a wide variety of colors.

( Sources include Scottish Weading Dreams, Wikipedia, and Wise Geek)

By: B. Levi

Hair Loss Spotlight: Trichotillomania

soft wide headwrap

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)

The Head Covering Wardrobe Part III: Crochet Snoods – More Than You Think.

Why devote a whole post to Crochet Snoods?

Well, these hair snoods  are the most misunderstood items in the wardrobe of  women’s headcovering’s.

What are some of the common misconceptions out there about snoods?

First off many women are under the impression that a crochet snood’s are all one and the same, there are just  not that many choices out there.

Big misconception.

The wide range of patterns and styles that are available in crochet snoods is in unbelievable.

Of course there are the basics in the crochet snood department, what we call “the bread and butter of crochet snoods” which is really the basic classic crochet which is really a great full coverage covering and can be worn for either casual or formal wear.

A “newer” style  crochet snood which has quickly become one of the hottest selling crochets  ( our last shipment sold out in under a month!) Is the Pearl Crochet Snood, the textured ribbon like weave with a slight sheen gives this snood a more sporty and younger look which has made it a really popular crochet.

If ypou want to go really trendy, theres the Chenille crochet snood. This snood is available in tons of colors  and is as “in” a womens haircovering as it gets!

I think we’ve dispelled the notion that there is a lack of variety in the “crochet snood’ department so now let’s move on to…..

Misconception #2

“Crochet Snoods have no life, no real color”

Nothing can be further from the truth then this wide spread  misconception. Aside from the wide range of colors that Crochets are available from Baby Blue to Maroon to Black there are a range of Crochet Snoods that are made in a number of unique and lively Designs.

Another example of a really unique snood with personality is  the Beaded Crochet Snood this crochet is currently  available in three colors Black, Brown, and Grey. The beads turn this basic crochet snood into a really fun and unique headcovering!

Okay I think we cleared up a couple of the basic misconceptions so take another look maybe you’ll fall in love with  crochet snoods!