How to Pin a Headscarf - How To Tie A Head Scarf
Head Scarves - the Good, Bad and Ugly,
Lets be up front here: I don't regularly wear head scarves and I do not have a religious or other preference for modest dress. Head scarves fascinate me though: I have travelled through many countries where the head scarves are common wear for both men and women and on occasion I have worn them. too: either to try to blend in, as much as a blonde can which is not much outside of Sweden, or to protect myself from the dust and/or heat rather than anything else.
I also have an abiding memory of my mother from the 1960s and 1970s wearing a headscarf to keep her ears warm and hair in place in the "Coronation Street mode" of head scarf design. If you don't know what I mean check out the young ladies from Iran - though they do it rather more elegantly than many English women did it then.
Head Scarves Rule!
Scarves wrapped around the head for practical reasons are far from exclusive to the Muslim world and in fact the simple large scarf tied back on the Turkmenistan women is similar to what a lot of the hippies and flower power girls wore in the 1960s it keeps long hair out of the way and means you don't have to wash it very often: its the only style I can manage with any reasonable chance of its staying on. No pins required but its much easier to get a fine wool scarf stay rather than a silk or polyester one.
Head Scarves: How to Pin One
I'm assuming that the request is for a guide to how to pin a variation of hijab or Islamic headscarf. The problem is of course there is no one way to do this; and in fact a huge fashion industry built around head coverings: latest face it even the finest silk scarf is going to cost a whole lot less than the average amount the rest of us spend on hair dressers and products!
The big trick with pinning a head scarf is similar to wearing a sari - its all in the undergarment! Yes the scarf is the top level :in fact often a close fitting cap is worn over the actual hair to stop it showing and then the scarf is simply pinned: from a hijab point of view to hide the neck and possibly upper body - or for fashion for many Muslim women today. Without a the hidden covering you will never get the classic hijab head covering look of the Malaysian school girls here.
How to Tie a Head Scarf
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