A tichel, pronounced “tikhl”, is from the Yiddish word. It is loosely translated to mean a woman’s head covering. It is, simply, a soft beret, snood or scarf. Each of these items can be decorated or wrapped in an elegant fashion and still maintain its definition as a tichel. (A structured hat, would not be called a tichel.)
Tying a tichel is not complicated at all, there are countless options for tying your headscarves. There are Pre-Tied Bandanas and there are, also, One tie or Wrap Head coverings. On our site, you can update and find tying instructions and videos.
An Apron/Sinar is a kind of headwrap, that has the classic shape of a kitchen apron with two narrow strips of fabric extensions, one on each side, and a large, wider square in the center, to fully cover the crown of the head. The Sinar fabric is equally simple to tie, but some women, feel more comfortable pairing the Sinar with a Volumizer or a head cap. Ultimately, it's just a matter of preference and comfort, which you choose.
1. Decide if you want to add volume or simple coverage under your Sinar, and place that on your head first.
2. Place your Tichel / Sinar on your head. Make sure the square part, the large middle square, is covering the full dome of your head. The two strips, on the sides, should be hanging down evenly.
3.Take both strips of the Sinar, and tie them in the back and at the base of your head. The lower, back edge of the Sinar should be tucked in and under the tied knot of those strips.
4. Take one strip of the Sinar and wrap it over top of your head, and hold it securely at the nape your neck.
5. Take the second strip of your Sinar-apron, and wrap it over the top of your head (in the opposite direction from the first strip), and hold it in place at the nape of your neck.
6. While holding both strips securely, tie another knot in the same location at the nape of your neck. Whatever tail ends of the strips remain, can be tucked into the Tichel wrapping in the back of your head.
2. Start by placing the middle (by length) edge of the Headscarf at the center, front of your upper forehead, just on or in front or behind your hairline, depending on whether or not you want to show hair.
3. Firmly grasp the two sides of the headscarf, hanging down from each side of your head. While pulling securely, but not so tight that you cause yourself a headache, cross the ends over each other, at the nape of your neck.
4. Now take one side and flatten it against the side of your head, while pulling it from the back of your head to the front, above your forehead. ensuring that the decorative side of the fabric is showing and not hidden in the folds, – and wrap it around your head until the scarf side has totally wrapped around your head and the strip now rests on the opposite side of your head but, again, at the nape of your neck.
5. Follow the same process with the other side strip of the scarf. This time, lay the fabric, again, decorative side showing, slightly further back on your head, in back of the previously wrapped fabric from the other side, in order to add height and create a layered effect.
6.Repeat wrapping the side strips, alternating between sides, until the headscarf's material is too short to continue wrapping.
7. Adjust layers, by manipulating them with your fingers, to show more or less of a certain color, and smooth the layers... and tie securely at the back of your neck with a double knot (most secure), or a half knot.
8. Tuck the ends of the fabric, flat, under the previously wrapped strips and VOILA, smile at yourself in the mirror!
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