Feb 23, 2010

Yes, I'll Cover. Now Cover Your Hair!

EDIT: CONTEST FOR GIVEAWAY OPEN UNTIL MONDAY EVENING, 10 p.m. SHARP!

In about three months time, I'll be a happily married kallah. First and foremost this means I'll be both happy and married. What comes next, of course, are a few changes, the most immediate probably being that I'll be covering my hair! Yes, I'm going to cover my hair. The devastated looks on peoples' faces when I relate this news is funny to me. The typical verbal reaction is, "But your hair is so ... it's so you!" It's true, and I've had this hair for a long time, since I cut it right before my senior year of high school. I've been using the same product, styling it the same, for the past nine years. I'll admit, I'm a little sad about the prospect, too. In shul, women identify me by my hair, and I'm worried that the when I start covering I'm going to fade into the background, being just another married Orthodox Jewish woman with her hair covered. This, of course, is a truly fleeting thought for me. After all, isn't my personality the one thing that truly should shine? Not my hair?!

So why am I covering my hair? Maybe it's all of the incredibly beautiful hat, scarves, and other things I'll be able to paint my noggin with! (That's too easy, however, especially with all of the pretty things over at CoverYourHair.com.) In truth, the reasons are plenty. I don't know that I can really verbalize them well, but it's about being committed to my husband, spiritually and visibly; it's about respect to HaShem; and it's about being me, a new phase of me, the Jewish married me. I'm excited about covering, and in preparation for this new step, I've been stockpiling pretty head coverings, including when I was in Israel and bought a few scarves. I'm not going sheitel style, at least for the immediate future until it is or becomes necessary. One of the beautiful items I've added to the collection, provided by the lovely ladies of CoverYourHair, is a Cute Pull-On Hat -- a cute, crocheted number that, well, give it a look below.


I'm excited to tote this little number around after I get hitched in May, and it fits like a glove. It's a one-size-fits all, and for someone like me who sometimes has a noggin too large for some hats, I was so excited to find one that fits perfectly. And the flowery embellishments? Ooo so cute! It's definitely one of my favorite colors (brown), but with a flare of color (green and shades of brown/tan). Now, I just have to figure out what to do about my bangs once I go for hats and scarves! While I contemplate my visible hair choices, you, my lovely readers, get the chance to win something great from the folks at CoverYourHair.com!

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CoverYourHair.com is offering a free $25 box of surprise Hair Accessories to ONE lucky winner! There are a variety of ways to enter this contest. Also, they ship WORLDWIDE, so everyone can enter!

First thing's first: Visit www.CoverYourHair.com, find some items you would LOVE to have, and then post a comment HERE, on THIS BLOG, of those items you're Jonesing for.

For more chances to win, do the following and post a comment here of which of the following you completed.

[NOTE: Try to keep your commenting to a minimum for ease of drawing a winner. Try to only post ONE comment, saying what you want and what you've done!]
1) Join our Google Friend Connect. Go to www.coveryourhair.com/blog, and click "Join This Site" in the Google Friend Connect box.
2) Follow Cover Your Hair on Networked Blogs. Go to www.coveryourhair.com/blog, and click "Follow This Blog" on the Networked Blog box.
3) Follow Cover Your Hair on Twitter. 
4) Subscribe to our our Blog feed:  Click here
5) Add www.coveryourhair.com to your blog roll.
Good luck to everyone!

[NOTE: This contest will close on Friday, February 26 at 4 p.m., unless I decide to extend until Motzei Shabbos around 11 p.m. Saturday. I'll likely extend the contest if I want/need more entrants!]

25 comments:

Katherine said...

i didn't know that head.bands were an option, but anything this gorgeous is worth exploring!

http://www.coveryourhair.com/feathers/feather-hard-headbands.html

also kind love the turban, which shocks me:

http://www.coveryourhair.com/turban.html

TMC said...

I like the hat and scarf combo in grey. http://www.coveryourhair.com/hats/caps/plaid-hat-and-scarf-set.html

I recognize you by your hair but I don't think it'll take too long for folks to become accustomed to seeing you with head covered. Your hats and scarves can be just as Chavi as your hairstyle.

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Risa said...

Soft Classy Winter Hat and love the one you're wearing are my choices. Also I joined the Google feed and the Facebook group.

shavuatov said...

I love the plaid hat and scarf set in purple and black... thinknig about growing my hair out, so it come in very useful...!

http://www.coveryourhair.com/hats/caps/plaid-hat-and-scarf-set.html

rachel

Debbie said...

The Fun Pre Tied Headband With Long Tails are very nice. I have joined with Google friend connect. I am already subscribed to their feed. Thanks for counting me in, Chaviva!

Melissa_O said...

I really love hats, but so many of the ones I have are for the winter. So I'm thinking of trying a pretied!

http://www.coveryourhair.com/pre-tied-bandanas/coral-and-black-mix-pre-tied-bandana.html

And a hat. hehe

http://www.coveryourhair.com/hats/caps/a-practical-embossed-hat.html


I follow on twitter and I added to my blogroll!

Tuvia said...

Are dudes allowed to enter for their women?

I think these

http://www.coveryourhair.com/hats/caps/cozy-black-winter-hat.html

http://www.coveryourhair.com/berets/feather-lite-crochet-beret.html

Anat said...

I like the one you are wearing, particularly in plum or white http://www.coveryourhair.com/chaponnes/cute-pull-on-hat.html

Also like http://www.coveryourhair.com/chaponnes/soft-pull-on-hat.html in brown - it matches my winter coat

And of course, http://www.coveryourhair.com/hats/caps/soft-classy-winter-hat.html - the hot pink looks pretty funky!

Joined the facebook group

daphna said...

I like the black crochet headband
http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/crochet-warm-wide-headband.html

The green or blue (I like both) polka cotton pre tied headband

http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/soft-polka-cotton-pre-tied-headband.html

any color of the Paisley Wide Pre Tied Headband
http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/paisley-wide-pre-tied-headband.html

and any color of the All Around Wide Pre-Tied Headband

http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/all-around-wide-pre-tied-headband.html

your giveaways are so awesome!!

Leah said...

Chaviva rocks!

I love these two:

http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/crochet-warm-wide-headband.html (in black)

and

http://www.coveryourhair.com/israeli-tichels/regal-tichel-with-lurex-and-fringes.html
(in maroon).

xoxo
Leah

(becoming a FB fan -- don't belong to any other social media sites)

Lisa said...

Love the feather hard headbands!

Dunking Rachel said...

two non web places that I have had good luck for hats etc...(I don't cover all the time, but I do mostly for holidays and weekly visits to shull...) Century 21 Dept. Store and Burlington Coats etc.......

Talia Davis said...

I LOVE the little hats with the flower on the side and I have always been partial to the Israeli style tichels. I know I will have a stable of colors when I get married... I mean heck, I already have a ton of regular scarves... :)

Their website is awesome!

Kerri said...

The plum hat is gorgeous! I missed the deadline, so I placed an order for myself. . . not for religious reasons, but because I am a certified hat junkie :-) Please keep posting about the stylish hair coverings you find.

Chaviva said...

Kerri -- NO WORRIES! The contest is *still* open. I'm just going to hold it until Monday night. I'm *too* pooped to do anything about it now.

Tovah said...

I followed @coveryourhair on twitter! I'm @precioustovah. I'll be covering my hair after I get married in November too!

heatheramyprice said...

I'm a snood gal so I want this....
http://www.coveryourhair.com/snoods/high-quality-hand-crochet-snood.html

I'm following cover your hair on twitter. I'm @heatheramyprice

I'm following cover your hair on networked blogs

I'm following through google friend connect


Thanks!

Heather Price
heatheramyprice (at) gmail (dot) com

http://freeskincarehelp.com

Glad Hatter said...

I love the lime green feather lite beret http://www.coveryourhair.com/berets/feather-lite-crochet-beret.html

I wish I had a silver and a gold belt! http://www.coveryourhair.com/belts/silver-satin-elegant-womens-belt.html
http://www.coveryourhair.com/belts/gold-braided-womens-belt.html

I follow coveryourhair on twitter and follow Just call me Chaviva on google friend connect. I also subscribe to the fabulous Chaviva blog feed :)

Aliza "La Jewminicana" Hausman said...

My hair can be anywhere from a foot tall to higher so my husband used to spot me in shul by watching my hair bop up and down over the mechitzah. I also really looked forward to covering my hair and people thought I was crazy!

My favorite item at coveryourhair.com is the All Around-Wide Pre-Tied Headband: http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/all-around-wide-pre-tied-headband.html.

Because my hair is short, I just let a bit of hair peek out from underneath (but awful people will still come over and tell me they don't think that my hair is properly covered) and it's the most flattering look. (I went through so many looks realizing quickly that they didn't fit my head/hair or they made me look terrible, etc. I have TOOOONS of different styles if you'd like to hang out and try on a bunch.)

Carrie said...

I think this is nifty

http://www.coveryourhair.com/headbands/hand-made-feather-headband.html

carrie


carrieplant AT gmail

Anonymous said...

I like the flow of this one

http://www.coveryourhair.com/pre-tied-bandanas/black-velvet-floral-pre-tied-bandana.html


Alain

aka

abeauparlant AT gmail

Batya said...

Too bad I missed it. I love covering my hair. I now crochet a lot of my hats. Cover in good health!

Elianah-Sharon said...

I leave my bangs out. I look weird otherwise. Probably isn't proper to some people but works for me. If it didn't, I wouldn't cover at all so...here's our happy compromise. My hair is short so even with a newsboy cap on, the edges peek out. But I do like to cover and started last June...I have two sheitels which I wouldn't be seen dead in at work...or at my regular shul as a matter of fact...but which I like to wear on occassion when I attend the O shul in town. Bangs and all :D

Kelly said...

You look so cute in that hat! I would love some of these square bandanas http://www.coveryourhair.com/womensbandannas1.html

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