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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

Help!

I need ideas for head covering during martial arts class.

I've tried using this, in white, but it's too warm. I have a smaller one - this - which I'll try next.

Bandannas are too small to cover my hair well. I have a silk scarf that's big enough but won't stay on, and a large cotton scarf that *might* work but the fringe gets in the way. Also, I can't tie them well *and* I look just awful in them. I have an absurdly low hairline, and while that means I don't have to cover all of it, it the line of hair sticking out looks *bad*. Snoods fall off - although I have a couple that might work if I clipped them on. Long lined loose nets as opposed to the crocheted ones for those who know of which I speak.

Excercising with a hat is awful. I need a solution.

Comments

Huh.

I just improvised a head band with the leg of an old pair of stockings - nice and stretchy - and used the silk scarf.

It feels rather secure and comfortable (I put the headband under my doubled ponytail) and if it's not gorgeous, it's not bad, either. This could work. It's also fast.

Glad to help. It tends to stay in place all day for me without much trouble (occasionally I tuck wisps of hair back in), though I'm not doing anything as strenuous as pakua. And yes, it's pretty comfortable for me. When I do have comfort problems it's generally because I made the ponytail too tight, not because of the veil. (I don't normally wear a ponytail -- only under this.)

I'm sorry I don't have better pictures for you, particularly from the back. It sounds like you figured it out from my description, though.

It's the head band makes it work, which doesn't surprise me. I went looking for my old sca veils to see if any of them would work, but the only one I could find is oval shaped. I used to wear it as a wimple - with a head band, naturally.

Yes, I've done all my camping in ankle length dresses and veils. :)

I think this would stay on during a roll.

It just doesn't surprise me that the period solution, even if updated with nylon, works.

It just doesn't surprise me that the period solution, even if updated with nylon, works.

There are, by the way, bunches of ways to put veils on heads. I sort of kludged this one together from looking at pictures, but have no better support for its authenticity than that. But since it works, I stopped looking for alternatives. :-)