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post #1021 of 1083

She has a list of links underneath the video. I think she said she got the head sock from hijabgirl.com, but I can't remember for sure. Here are the links:

www.hijabgirl.com
www.almuhajabat.com
www.alhediya.com
Ebay Store: hijabhaya
www.al-muminat.com
www.hijabpins.com

post #1022 of 1083

what do you think this scarf looks like in the back?  (author photo, that is).

and any guesses on where i'd find a youtube  video to demo it?  i am overwhelmed by (yet grateful for) the many tutorials out there.

 

had tried something more like this, but it was not flattering. 

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post #1024 of 1083

The material looks kind of heavy ... I'm thinking it might be a type of hat rather than a scarf?   (P.S. - I really like her, too.  :D )

post #1025 of 1083

Looks a bit like a snood to me!

 

I really like it though.

post #1026 of 1083

mamas, thanks for the feedback on the style i posted above.

 

here is the conversation in my classroom, after i wore a thin wide scarf, bangs poking out, scarf tails:

"why are you wearing that thing on your head?" —student1

"it's a headband." —student2

" then why is it huge?" —student1

*sigh*

one day at a time?

it's a strange journey. shrug.gif 

post #1027 of 1083

I'm hoping to make a gentle transition to doing more covering, and I think headbands will be the way for me to go. My problem is I have a very large head (as big as DHs, and he's 6'2", if that tells you any thing) and I also have very thin, fine hair. All the headbands I have ever found hurt my head because they are too tight, and if I try to tie something myself (like a folded scarf) my thin hair just slips right out. I need something already put together!

 

Any ideas where I can find something to fit, or do I need to make them myself (which I guess I should consider doing anyway, but don't really have the time ...)

post #1028 of 1083

I don't have an answer for you, but I often have the headache problem after a short time, as well as the slippage problem.  I found that I have to use clips to keep my scarves on - there's just no use trying to keep them on without clips or bobby pins.  I'd be interested in where people find pretty clips, because mine do not look that good, but better than bobby pins showing, at least in my opinion.

 

-Dancy

post #1029 of 1083

I like hijab pins.

As for slippage, you need an underscarf or a wig cap. It is the only thing I have found that keeps things from slipping off my head. (and you just use the hijab pin by sticking it through the scarf, into the cap, and ta-da! no slip!)


As for pretty clips- Target, Icing, and Claires.

 

http://www.hijabgirl.com/

post #1030 of 1083
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Originally Posted by sarahsmiles View Post

I'm hoping to make a gentle transition to doing more covering, and I think headbands will be the way for me to go. My problem is I have a very large head (as big as DHs, and he's 6'2", if that tells you any thing) and I also have very thin, fine hair. All the headbands I have ever found hurt my head because they are too tight, and if I try to tie something myself (like a folded scarf) my thin hair just slips right out. I need something already put together!

 

Any ideas where I can find something to fit, or do I need to make them myself (which I guess I should consider doing anyway, but don't really have the time ...)

 

 

LOL my dh is 6'4 and has the tiniest head you've ever seen!

 

I have a pretty small head too and really struggle.  I get bad headaches from everything I try-even soft wraps.  My bones just ache after wearing them all day and heaven help me if my ears are covered.  That's murder.  I'm going to watch as I have very thin, fine hair as well as the sensitive skull.  Sounds like we are head mates.  Tee hee.
 

post #1031 of 1083
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Thanks for the ideas, P&L, but this is much more than I'm comfortable with right now. I was hoping to start with "regular-looking" headbands. I understand why some types of covering require more "support," I guess, but it seems like I have a pretty common problem so I'm hoping for a lower maintenance solution.

 

After I typed this message I started thinking of some satiny headbands with elastic I had from Goody that were great except for being too small. I might just need to break out the sewing machine!

 

Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
 

I like hijab pins.

As for slippage, you need an underscarf or a wig cap. It is the only thing I have found that keeps things from slipping off my head. (and you just use the hijab pin by sticking it through the scarf, into the cap, and ta-da! no slip!)


As for pretty clips- Target, Icing, and Claires.

 

http://www.hijabgirl.com/

post #1032 of 1083
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Originally Posted by kangamitroo View Post

what do you think this scarf looks like in the back?  (author photo, that is).

and any guesses on where i'd find a youtube  video to demo it?  i am overwhelmed by (yet grateful for) the many tutorials out there.

 

had tried something more like this, but it was not flattering. 

 

 

Modest World (an Orthodox Jewish site) sells something called an "original cotton snood" for about $5.00.  I own the snood and I'd say that the author in your picture above is wearing something like the simple cotton snood I mention above.   In fact, I read that woman's book about her life in Cairo and eyeballed her photo at the time and assumed it was a snood since it looked so much like the one I own.

 

I also own and wear hijab sleeves but the ones I have tend to have a hole at back for hair.  I'd guess that clips would keep the snood secure. 

post #1033 of 1083

Style Underground is going to be rolling out their spring line soon, along with a scarf-tying DVD and book.

They are on FB, so if you "like" Style Underground, you will get all kinds of updates.

post #1034 of 1083

I got a bunch of new to me half bandanna style scarves at my thrift shop yesterday - some really pretty tie dyed ones in blues and a few others. I'd still like to get a snood and some type of quick wear hijab to wear, but for now these will work.

 

I think I'm going to cover full-time for Lent, as a way of showing humility and modesty. I figured that would be an easier time to start full-time covering, not just in church and at times while out.

post #1035 of 1083

Has anyone had any experience with Garlands of Grace. I purchased several headbands from her almost a month ago and have not received them. I emailed her a week ago to see what the status was and haven't heard anything back. I'm starting to get a bit frustrated at this point. Does it always take this long?

post #1036 of 1083
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Has anyone had any experience with Garlands of Grace. I purchased several headbands from her almost a month ago and have not received them. I emailed her a week ago to see what the status was and haven't heard anything back. I'm starting to get a bit frustrated at this point. Does it always take this long?

 

That is worrisome, as I was about to order some of the Meg snoods!
 

post #1037 of 1083
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That is worrisome, as I was about to order some of the Meg snoods!
 

That was one of the things I ordered. I'm really disappointed. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, maybe she has a family emergency or whatever, but seriously, does she not at least check her email once a week?
 

post #1038 of 1083
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That was one of the things I ordered. I'm really disappointed. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, maybe she has a family emergency or whatever, but seriously, does she not at least check her email once a week?
 

 

Well.. once you get it, let me know how you like it!

I am going to be starting a new phlebotomy job, and it seems like I a good time to start wearing my hear covered :-) The Meg snood seemed like the best fit for what I need/want.
 

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That was one of the things I ordered. I'm really disappointed. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, maybe she has a family emergency or whatever, but seriously, does she not at least check her email once a week?
 


Did you ever get your snood? I'm debating ordering, but if she's not shipping right now I won't order from her.

 

post #1040 of 1083

Well, I've been covering when out of the house for three days now - only one problem. I only have two covers that fit my head really well, and one of them doesn't go with ANY of my clothing - it's bright orange, and most of my clothing is blue, red, black or green. Which sucks because the orange one fits no nice - it looks like it might have been part of a beach cover up set, and I discovered a way to tie and wrap it that stays really really well with no pins. My only other cover that fits well is a blue paisley print with a little green, pink, and purple, so I can wear it with most of my clothing a least. I found the blue one at my thrift shop too - wish I knew what company it was from as I REALLY like how it fits - it has a band at the front of the kerchief that I fold down to cover my hair line and part of my forehead, which makes it say on really really well.

 

 

So I'm on the hunt for more covers. I'm going to order a few almira hijabs from Hijab girl to use for sun coverage, but I'm very hesitant about wearing them out in public - I live in a city with a VERY high military population and don't want to be an issue for the servicemen who are just returning. So if anyone else has ideas for something that covers hair and neck without being tight on the neck I'm open to it.

 

I need to get something found ASAP, as I plan on covering when out of the house full time during Lent which starts in less than a week - EEK!

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