“So Many Reasons to Wrap!”

It is becoming well known that almost every religion has something to say about hair wrapping.  It is also becoming well known that many women cover their hair for health reasons that cause hair loss (such as chemotherapy and alopecia).  We are so happy about this progress and that awareness is spreading!!

But there is so much more.  Did you know that there are a crazy amount of other reasons that women cover their hair? People are so surprised to hear how diverse the hair wrapping community is!  From fashion to political feminism, allergy avoidance to historical connection!  We asked the ladies of the Wrapunzel community that cover for ‘not so well known’ reasons to contribute and share their reasons for covering with us.  The response?  Just… wow.  These women are THE COOLEST!!  Thank you everyone for contributing to this amazing resource that shows the world how diverse the Wrapunzelution is!  This is definitely something that needs to be shared with the world!

(We received TONS of entries and had to sift through them to make a concise article.  Sit back, relax and read on!  Photos and names used with permission.)

10622730_10203695161673161_531786135434361538_n 1526564_10201918655461616_624880901_nSamantha M – I cover my hair because I think it is beautiful!   I have always been drawn to the unique head coverings of different cultures and time periods. I work at living history museums where women almost always cover their heads–although the coverings are quite different from tichels! I have had the most amazing connections with women who cover for religious reasons while working in period clothes, and it’s so exciting to have these meaningful conversations about women throughout history and how and why they cover their hair. In the “modern” world, it is so fun to plan the colorful outfits that accompany the scarves, but covering also helps me to conduct myself in a more mindful way. At the same time, I never feel more elegant and regal than when I am wearing a tichel.

Rosa Robichaud, Saint John, NB, Canada – I don’t believe its anyone’s business as to whether my hair is long, short, dyed, curly or straight or what it looks like on a particular day as compared to another. This has now become MY business – and my husband’s too.

Krissa S. – For me, my covering has many reasons. I fell in love with coverings when I was in middle school, and I started to notice the turbans of my best friend’s mother. I thought they were beautiful, creative, and interesting. Of course, as a middle schooler, I never thought that I would ever wrap my hair myself. As I grew, the idea popped up in my mind. I went to a three-week writing camp, and expressed my interest to my roommate. She was uplifted, telling me how much she loved covers and that she had thought about it as well. As I talked to my artistic friends, I realized “different” was celebrated in the world I wanted to live in. They all loved my idea of wearing tichels. So, for me tichel-tying is a means of artistic expression. I was sculpting one day, and my hair kept getting in the way, falling out of the pony tail, getting caught in clay. It would fall in my face as I wrote, drew, or sewed. Tichel tying keeps my hair out of my face as I work on my art. Later I made my first hijabi friend on the internet. I spent years being stared at and verbally abused by men. I felt out of control of my body and the idea of taking control was refreshing. It was feminism at its finest. Why should a man decide what I wear? I came to the belief that every women has the right to wear what she wishes to wear, be it a burka or a bikini, and those women included me and my tichels. For me tichel tying is an expression of my beliefs as a feminist.

20150306_133752-1-1Cindy – I started wrapping about a year ago. I work in a local hospital doing procedures which require my hair be covered. I used to wear surgical  caps, but had a lot of hair escape. Using the velvet headband and wrapping my hair is perfect! My hair wraps stay in place all day! Working in the hospital, I come in contact with a lot of people. I consistently get positive comments and often have the opportunity  to  share  your website  with ladies, and occasionally gentlemen, who are looking for an alternative to wigs or caps to cover their heads, when they are dealing with hair loss from medications or health issues. I also wrap even when I’m not at work! I occasionally get questions about why. I usually reply that I just enjoy covering my hair.

gypsyMishka – I am a trained historian and recognize that for most of history, even Western history, women have covered their heads.  We have the idiom to ‘let your hair down’ because adult women were not supposed to let their hair down except in the bedroom.  I never intended to cover full time, but once I started I found that I felt transformed, not just in my appearance but also in my demeanour and general outlook.  When my head is wrapped in a tichel/mitpachat I feel neat and self-assured.  There is a completeness that comes from matching my scarves to the rest of my clothing, and I find that my identity as a woman becomes secondary to my humanity and individuality.  I am less concerned about ageing or being seen as ‘sexy’, I have better posture, and (oddly) I feel less self-conscious even though I stand out a mile.  Though I don’t want to aggrandise the effect of covering, I must confess that there is a sense that one is part of an ancient tradition in which women are dignified, modest, and attuned to beauty.  For me, covering is part of a womanly tradition that shifts the focus from fashion to beauty, from attention-seeking to being attentive, and from the imitation of men to the inspiration of women.

Donna Halpern – I am agnostic.  I cover because it makes me feel regal and beautiful.  I also cover because I am an artist and although I don’t cover every day, when I do, it offers another outlet to demonstrate my creativity.

Sarah Pizzichemi – Dear Wrapunzel, I only wrap a couple of times a month, but when I do it is a commemoration to my mother. She was a Christian with a rich spiritual private life. I would often come home and find her with her head simply wrapped during prayer or meditation; especially on fasting days. This had a big impact on me. I first began to occasionally wrap when my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer to help her cover her head and connect with her long distance. I now do it in loving memory of my mother’s fascinating private life and her spiritual conviction.

Inger Eilin – I wrap because it seems to be the only thing that keeps my headache at bay. If I forget it before I leave the house, I’m guaranteed to get a bad headache. Living in a country where few wrap (with the exception of some muslim women wearing hijab) I’m guaranteed to get weird looks, but that is a small price to pay!

Heather – I wrap because I hate fixing my hair. I wrap because I love to color my hair with wild colors, but change my mind often. I wrap because I lose my hair due to thyroid issues. I wrap because I love the way it looks, and I love the way I feel when I do. I also wrap because I see it as a feminist issue in a couple of ways – I choose what I show the world. I choose what I look like. I choose what I wear. I do not have to conform to societal standards of beauty to be a beautiful woman. Everyone has beauty, including me.  Wrapping has given me a lot more confidence in myself. I lost a lot of weight (110 lbs), then gained back 70. During that time, I grew incredibly depressed, ashamed of myself for failing to keep the weight off, for being a failure in general. I was in a very dark place. Wrapping has helped my spirit grow, it has helped my soul heal and allowed me to see that I DO have beauty. I DO have worth, and it isn’t just in how I look. It isn’t the body I have or don’t have. It isn’t anything physical. It’s the light that shines out of my eyes. It’s the warmth of my heart and soul. Wrapping (and Wrapunzel!) has helped me to see that.

Katie Shelton – I’m tattooed, dye my abundant, curly hair blue and my fashion sense is modest and eccentric, to say the least. My hair is the first thing people see, but my inner beauty is more important and far brighter than any color I dye my hair and more interesting than any clothes I may wear. I don’t dye my hair, wear my art and clothes for anyone else but me and my husband. Covering my hair and dressing modestly reinforces that belief for me.

Michele Therese – I joined the US Navy and served in places like Bahrain and the UAE. I was exposed to the idea of wrapping one’s head in beautiful cloth. When I returned to America and became a civilian again I began to wear triangle head scarves in order to disguise what I believed was my shame [psoriasis]. With a mere length of cloth I was elevated from feeling disgusting and shameful to feeling beautiful and feminine!

Erin – Some days I wrap up my hair to do mundane tasks. I have long, fluffy, curly hair that likes to drop in my face (and around the house!). Wrapping helps immensely when I’m gardening and even more so when I’m cooking! No hairs in the food! Plus it’s more comfortable than a tight bun or pony tail.

Anne Jambor – I have been wrapping my hair/head for a few years now. I think I started about a year after my last one was born (he will be 13 in July). First it was just because I don’t look good in a cap in summertime. I sweat buckets, I mean buckets of liquid coming down my face at all times of the day. I don’t sweat anywhere else but my head. And that’s not pretty. So I used to only wrap my forehead, and now it varies. Depending on the day or the scarf, if I have a colorful shirt and want to match it with a colorful head wrap… it is depending on the mood and the type of day!  I know that sometimes I feel like people are looking at me funny, but I just take it as a compliment. I have had several people be amazed at how fast I can wrap my head with a scarf. I used to be known in our previous community as that Turban French lady!

Amelia – Although I started covering my hair for my wife, I also now do it to help calm sensory integration problems, and as a small piece of combating depression. The act of taking the time to wrap with intention does something for me that simply brushing and braiding my hair didn’t fulfill.

IMG_1440Jona – I started wrapping because my best friend wraps and was getting bad looks and nasty comments in our small town. Then I started to realize that I continued wrapping because it makes me feel pretty. As a big woman in a society that tells women that to be pretty you have to be thin. Wrapping made me feel pretty when I never had before in my 28 years on this earth.

Anonymous – I wrap because it’s fun and beautiful. I’m practicing for when I get married, G-d willing, and cover my hair according to Jewish law. I don’t wear tichels on a daily basis, but practicing tying them is an enjoyable pastime with a purpose.

Tessa DuRocher – I am 23 years old and I started wrapping my hair on occasion almost 2 years ago. I can, after a year of on and off head wrapping attest to the idea that it DOES make me feel more confident. Bad hair days are a thing of the past and my morning routine is drastically shortened. I don’t wear one every day but as I acquire more and more scarfs…I’m enjoying it even more.  I also believe that I’ve taken to this sort of thing so greatly because I love to change my hair, A LOT. But there’s only so much cutting and dying that I can do…and I certainly don’t have the patience to grow it out to my butt… Learning various head wraps helps fulfill this need of mine for change.  What woman DOESN’T feel more regal and elegant with a little bit of “oompf” on top?

Edith Wherton – When I put on the scarf it is sort of a meditation. When the ends get wrapped around the head, it’s like putting on a crown.  I feel empowered. No submission for me!!!  And then there is the fact that it looks better with makeup and earrings! On a good day this 58 year old granny can pass for 57 and 1/2 easily!!!

Nikki Leeper – Growing up, people would tease me by calling me Q-tip. I was stick thin, with a frizzy mess of brown hair that could not be tamed. I looked like the the start of any high school chick-flick. You know, before she removes the glasses and straightens her hair to reveal her “inner” beauty. I never felt beautiful until a few years ago.  There are two groups of people who, without knowing it, have been the biggest support to me. The first group is the African American hair gurus, who armed me with products and processes. And the second group is the gorgeous women of Wrapunzel, who have inspired both my headwrapping and my art (I am a weaver, doll-maker and illustrator.)
Medieval pearls (2)Mirjam, France – For me, it’s a mixture of everything. I began “ticheling“ when I was a teenager!  I just began to cover my long thick curly hair in order to keep it away from “nasty” boys and men. That was my very first reason: I did protest against this behavior which considers girls and women as “objects”.  I was always disagreeing with the actual “standards of fashion” which uncovers the body.  So I guess my first reason for wearing a tichel is what some can call “feminism”.  In this sense that I did hide some physical features to tell to the people surrounding me: I am not only a body. I am a soul that lives in a body, not a just body. I was telling them that if they want to know me, they have to go a little bit further than just the outside.


Kate B – I was recently drawn to wrapping. I don’t do it for religious or modest reasons. I do it because it makes me feel put together and beautiful. It sets me apart. It’s allows me to be colorful on a whim. It makes me feel regal.

Ivana – For the first time I became aware of my priorities, of my dualism and how the secular lifestyle was affecting my spiritual life and my family life.  Progress was immediate, my thoughts cleared, days started to have sharper directions.  The quality of my marriage (which was amazing to begin with) improved and jumped to a whole new level. I cannot find the words to express it in one paragraph, but it’s been a year that I started hair wrapping journey and it is only getting better.

E. F. – I started covering around the same time that I started going to college, which exposed me to a measure of both sexual and religious harassment that hadn’t really been prominent in the rural community where I grew up. Choosing to cover my hair more regularly allowed me to reclaim a measure of agency in the face of that harassment (“No, you don’t get to see my hair, creepy harasser dude”).

Chana Meira Golden – I choose to wrap as an expression of personal style and dignity. This seemingly simple act empowers me to determine for myself how I present and interact in society. And having lived in the Middle East, I’ve found that wrapping provides a sense of fulfilment, as well as unity among diverse women who wear hair coverings to take ownership of their unique identities.

Khadijah – I cover to make a statement to sociey: “I am in control of my body and sexuality.”

Honor Anastasia – I began covering my head a few years ago, simply because I loved how it looked. It was purely fashion  and hair protection. But as I covered more and learned more and more about why other women cover, it became so much more. I have fallen in love with the elegant modesty covering your hair brings. I have developed a spiritual connection between me and my scarves. When things become to crazy in my life or I feel lost, I can find G-d in my scarves. The act of covering my hair, of creating wraps that both emanate modesty and beauty, the very idea of moving past society’s ideas of beauty into a whole other level, is just so amazing. When I see a women who has covered her hair, I see a powerful woman. Whether she is strong in faith or femininity or simply her own convictions, I see that power. I do not cover every day, or nearly as much as I want to, due to the fear of persecution and ignorance. But when I do cover I feel beautiful and I feel strong.

Laura Nasto – I suppose my reason is fashion based. I have been very fortunate to blessed with beautiful, healthy, curly hair; which I currently have dyed in a mermaid fashion (teal & purple).  But, I don’t want to be known for my hair only, and I think this is common for many women with beautiful or outrageously coloured hair.  It can easily become a source of vanity for us and envy for others, neither of which are good things; especially in the media-driven society in which we live with impossible beauty standards.  I realized I don’t need hair framing my face, and more importantly, I discovered my own inner beauty which I’d been ignoring.  I feel more confident when I wrap my hair, and it’s easier than doing my hair each morning and forcing my unruly curls to listen to me.  I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum, and I’m not afraid to be different or of what people say about what I do. I have two jobs, one is at the deli at Hannaford and the other is as massage therapist, in central NY.  I can’t fit my scarves under my hat at Hannaford, but outside of there I wear them everyday.

DeAnna Troupe – I wrap my hair in the pollen season to keep the pollen out of my hair. I wrap at other times of the year to keep people from touching my hair.

IMG_0265Sara Alves – My name is Sara, and I cover for personal political and feminist reasons. I am also an atheist. I feel strongly that western society has gone from expecting women to cover to hide their sex from men to expecting them to uncover themselves to be sexy for men. But it was never a choice, and always the dictate of the male gaze. I am an intelligent person and I refuse to be treated as an object, and I refuse to let the male gaze dictate how I should look to please. Wrapping makes me feel beautiful and regal. It lets me take control of the attention I get, instead of being a victim of it. Wrapping gives me back my power and connects me to women all over the world. It is one of the most profound choices I have made in my adult life, and brings me joy each and every day.

IMG_2163E. M. – I have many reasons for wrapping my hair, and they are all intertwined! It has helped give me the courage to be comfortable being me, and I feel free and unique and beautiful when I wrap up my hair! It also helps protect my hair and scalp from the sun, and my hair is healthier because I don’t have to wash it as much!

Anonymous – As a teenager obsessed with her hair (think super early mornings for blow dries, hogging bathroom mirrors, and the dreaded bad hair day), losing my hair to cancer felt like losing my identity. Until I finally realized, my hair had nothing to do with who I was inside. I may have lost my hair, but gained a connection to my inner strength and beauty.  Today, as a Hypnotist exploring energy work, I’ve found that the clip-in wigs are placed directly over some very sensitive energy points. So after a lot of internal debate, and with the full support of my husband, I feel like I’m ready to start wrapping. Slowly at first, but hopefully I’ll gain the confidence to make the full shift.

Anonymous – I started covering 10 months ago basically because I thought it looked beautiful, and I did not think I was ever “beautiful.” I was always slightly obsessed with my hair, thinking that if I could find “THE” perfect style then I would have achieved beauty. However, in the pictures I saw of women wrapping they all seemed to shine, and I became intrigued. Amazingly, in stepping out and wrapping up my hair in my scarfs I found myself. I found, and am still finding, my true personality, my creativity, my love of the asymmetrical. I know now in my heart that real beauty comes not from a hairstyle.  Wrapping,  I am finding, is so much more than what I thought it ever would be. It provides protection and intimacy in my marriage, brings a depth to the mundane things in life,  and splashes color all around. Would I go back to my previous life? Never.

37 thoughts on ““So Many Reasons to Wrap!”

  1. Maria

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Love these Wrapunzel Ladies, Love the Wrapunzel-revolution, and cannot thank you enough Andrea and others for this liberation of femininity, dignity and sheer beauty. ❤

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  2. Yocheved R.

    Please Andrea, I’m BEGGING you, make this a coffee table book! I would buy it, and buy it as a gift for all of my friends. These words, combined with your amazing photography, are pure GOLD!

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  3. scooter

    Wow! So great to see some of the less-visible/common reasons! Also great to see a community that’s respectful of individual women’s decisions about their own bodies.


  4. Jocelyn

    I’ve been wrapping for many, many years and will admit that sometimes it felt like a chore. Because I cover my hair for religious reasons and refuse to wear a wig, I sometimes have stood out more in a crowd than I like. I’ve gotten over that and am so happy to read testaments from so many women who feel so good about the modesty of covering one’s hair. Keep on wrappin, ladies!


  5. DannyJane

    I’d love to. I have dozens of lovely scarves and frequent bad hair days. But the fool things never stay on. The back of my head is flat, the knots slip out and it falls off in minutes.

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    1. Mirjam

      The thing that’s works in this case: non-slipping-headband + tichel shaper. Did you try it? It may help you! Love from France!


    2. Oh there are solutions for that! The all in one volumizer from wrapunzel has a velvet headband to keep everything in place, plus a bit of a poofy back to help with volume. If you want more volume you could always add a big scrunchy, a rolled up sock (which is what I did in the beginning) or even a shower loofah!


  6. Laurel

    and to prove Andrea’s point about the practice spanning far and wide, a search on the word “Jewish” in this article rendered one mention only; the word “Muslim” one mention as well. It’s truly an across-the-board phenomenon. Bravo to expanding the reach, Wrapunzel!


  7. As a long-term “wrapper”, I am pleased to read the positive and diverse comments from so many others. For myself, covering is primarily for practical reasons, though I also appreciate the aesthetic aspect, as well as the dignity and formality associated with it.


  8. Heather

    I’m new to the world of headcovering, but I found an article online from pagan women who cover as devotion to Goddess. Being pagan myself I found this intriguing, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that when I call upon Hecate I feel compelled to cover my head. So I’m trying something new to see how it makes me feel not only about my connection to the Divine, but about myself as well.
    I’m having fun seeing all the different ways to tie, beautiful color combinations, and have bought some fabric to try to make my own. I’m also excited that there is such a diverse community surrounding this where everyone is supportive.


  9. katie

    How would you wear a head covering to a job/job interview? I am not Muslim, but I wear bandanna’s because I needed a way to cover my hair as my religion says i should (I am Christian). My parents are fine with that (kind of, mostly). Although they don’t want me to wear it to a job interview. The thing is, I need some advice with this because I am not sure what to do. I need a job (18-first job) but I want to wear a head covering. I also want to wear more official ones (i might wait til i move out) but until then, i won’t. I wear the more official ones to school (if i can make it stay in place). Thank you in advance for answering if you do.


    1. Amber

      For a job interview I’d go with something dressier than a bandana, just so you look more polished. I wore my hair in a styled bun for my first interview at my current job and a tichel the second interview. In the second, when they asked if I had any questions, I replied that I wanted clarification of the dress code. I explained that I prefer to cover my head for both secular and religious reasons (to I did not get into what all the reasons were as I feel the religious pay is private and had no place at work) and that I wanted to still conform with dress code and safety policies. I’ve covered almost every day since at work and it actually throws them off if I skip for some reason! For you, I’d wear a wrap to all interviews and treat it matter of factly. If they interview you in it, they see it and won’t be shocked when you wrap your first day. Conservative colors, coordinate with your outfit and maybe skip the extra volumizer tge first couple weeks until you get the vibe of the place them start branching out


  10. Diane

    I love this article. There are as many reasons to wrap as there are heads to cover. Personally, I have no religious beliefs and quite a few spiritual ones. I cover because I like it. I like the way a soft scarf feels, the way my impossible hair becomes unimportant. I like the way a beautiful scarf pulls my outfit together. I like the smiles I receive from other women who also cover their hair for reasons of their own. I like the sense of individuality I get from being other than “Just another one of THEM”. I like the community I belong to. I like the sense of completeness putting something one my head gives me. I feel a connection to my long-gone grandmother who never left the house without a hat or at least a scarf tied on, I like the nearly infinite designs a scarf can take and the ways to wear it that are nearly as numerous. I like that I could wear my scarves every day for the rest of my life and never duplicate the look.


  11. Loved reading this article! I started covering at church (I’m christian/messianic) after researching 1 Cor. 11 and finding The Headcoverings Movement website last year. I’m starting to think of wrapping more often and covering more of my hair, especially since I got my first Wrapunzel tichel.

    Several of the ladies in this article talked about covering because they wanted to take charge of who could see their hair and that really resonated with me. I have natural red hair and I’ve always got comments on it, some of them flattering and others rather creepy. One acquaintance actually told me just yesterday that he didn’t like the idea of me covering because he desired to gaze at my beautiful hair color! I really don’t think he needs to see my hair at all.


  12. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Many reasons for wrapping the hair, and not just religious. There’s an atheist and agnostic in here. Along with someone wrapping due to thyroid reasons, and due to headaches or sensitivity issues. More reasons than I would have thought….


  13. I wrap because I’m struggling with trichotillomania. Sometimes, it’s just a simple bandanna and other times I do a more beautiful wrap. I also sweat profusely from my scalp (medical reasons) so a sweatband is almost always necessary. Since wearing sweatbands went out in the 80s (along with Olivia Newton-John’s video “Physical”) I look to Wrapunzel and other sites for help in looking pretty and keeping my hands from getting to my head.

    It helps. Sometimes.


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  15. I am thankful that Hashem guided me to wrapunzel! I decided to wrap my hair !
    Making the choice as an Orthodox woman.
    So much fun & smiles. I also have brought much happiness & positive energy to ladies
    seeing the beauty if your lovely scarfs & accessories. Now you have inspired others through each woman’s choice.


  16. Shauna Roszman Flores

    I’ve just started wrapping my hair in the last month. I am a non practicing Jew and have always loved the tradition of hair covering and thought it was beautiful.
    I started wrapping for many reasons:
    It makes me feel beautiful, it gives me a private space even within a crowd which can be comforting, it relieved the stress I had about how my hair looked whenever I left the house, I no longer have bad hair days, after having 3 kids tying a tichel makes me feel like I’ve got it together, I have always received praise and positive comments about my hair, covering my hair limits the number of comments I get on my appearance, now I get compliments on other things that are not based on my appearance, I now keep something beautiful set aside and private for me and my family. I also chose to cover to learn more about myself- I’ve shaved my head on multiple occasions in my life and it can be very liberating and you truly learn how much identity you take from your hair. I wanted to learn what it felt like to cover your hair and the comments you get from those who don’t. With the current political climate and how it has affected the way that people treat the people they encounter I chose to start covering to help release stigma that may exist in the people I encounter each day and so that I can help to answer questions they may have about the practice with respect to all reasons and all techniques. If people are more framiliar with it they won’t be as afraid of it.


  17. Rosaleen Dawn Penner

    So many reasons to wrap!! A sense of privacy and a feel of protection for my personal self and my own spiritual values against the banality and often cruelty of the mainstream world is paramount, but I also love the creativity and beauty of wrapping! Wrapping makes me feel sophisticated and ‘finished.’ I love that wearing a wrap emulates a beauty that is not controlled by a consumerist ‘gaze.’ I’m no longer married (my ex left and took up with someone else – not exactly in that order), and I find myself focused exclusively on my children, my spirituality and my education and career goals (aka: I’m not on the market, and I don’t want to be perceived as readily available without being dishonest about my status). Wrapping gives me a sense of truly belonging to myself. I may wrap a little less if I find myself open to dating again, but I would never give it up completely.


  18. Renee

    Such a fantastic post! I love hearing the variety of reasons people come to wrapping their hair, & it makes me even more interested in exploring it for myself! Thanks everyone who shared their story, & thanks Wrapunzel for creating such a great community!


  19. Yehudit B' Yochanan

    It never occurred to me that wrapping could be a femmanist statement yet after reading the wonderful stories, I have to agree wholeheartedly. I began wrapping as a statement to my religious comvictions but as the months have gone by I too have felt empowered, beautiful and in control of my femininity.

    I am so inspired by all of the women here and of course the wrapunzel ladies. What a beautiful connection we have in our individual uniqueness.

    Oh I would buy the book too!


  20. Donna Miles

    I am a newbie to wrapping and admit, it feels wonderful and natural. I am a conservative Christian who believes in modest dress. After reading scripture , which clearly states a woman’s head is to be covered, I began doing it. With the help of several Wrapunzel pictorials, I’ve learned so many beautiful ways to wrap my hair. My husband loves long hair and the idea that I wrap,my hair so he is the one to see it, has been appalled by him. He was shocked and most grateful that I covered my hair for God and him… my wrap feels wonderful. My headaches are better. My son is a neuroscientist who has finished a study which confirms there is indeed a corolation between a tightly wrapped head and relief from anxiety attacks, whipped cream on my Sundae.


  21. Laura

    I’m thinking of wrapping my hair for several reasons. 1 – my hair is a pain that never does what I want. I’m wearing it up more and more often . 2 – I’m descended from Russian Jews and feel a sort of connection through it. 3 – my scalp is sensitive to chemicals leading to dandruff/scaly skin which I’m paranoid people will see and judge me for. I wash my hair regularly, that’s the problem, my scalp hates shampoo. 4 – when it’s summer, if I’m in the sun my scalp feels like it’s on fire. I never see any sun burnt areas, but it’s incredibly uncomfortable. It causes so much pain. I am worried however how my friends/family will react… I have no spiritual reasons and am not particularly modest in dress (like… I don’t flaunt or anything, but I don’t hide my curves if that makes sense?) I also have… Features which, in clothes which would look modest on normal sized women looks positively pornigraphic on me.)


  22. Cara


    I’ve recently started wearing tichel, mostly so that I can stay in touch with my culture despite being a secular jew.
    Is it okay if I don’t wear them daily?
    Some days I’m more than happy to have my hair uncovered, but I like wearing my scarves as well.
    Sorry if this is a silly question!

    Thank you for your awesome posts!


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