Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A Link And Thoughts About Partial Covering
Finally, a tutorial I can share that involves partial covering. I should make some of these, but haven't had a chance, and don't know when I will- so it's very exciting to be able to share someone who is thinking about partial covering and sharing some methods. Also, she uses a ribbon, which is a favorite decorative strategy of mine (as you've seen in the past).
I generally cover all my hair. But a lot of my friends and peers cover partially- it's an approach that I'm still looking for more sources about (I have some, but they're long, so I haven't gotten to translating and reacting for the blog yet). There aren't many tutorials online for how to do so though. Most of the folks I see wear hats, or the "standard" Israeli/Pirate-style (I look like a pirate in it, although it flatters many other folks quite well)- meaning a triangle with the ends tied over the back corner and all left to hang, with hair showing below it.
However, most of the more elaborate styles are actually pretty adaptable for leaving hair showing. It's just a matter of leaving the back open, and pulling the hair through (basically, tying the scarf underneath the hair, then not closing off the back)- especially easy with rectangular scarves, where it barely makes a difference. As long as you aren't aiming for something that needs/is aided by a volumizer (something I still haven't acquired), it's all nearly the same. But there's no one there to show you how to do it, nearly- except this one video, which is much more elaborate than many styles require. Nevertheless, it is something, and worth the sharing.
I believe in options being available, and a plurality of style options make any practice more appealing, since with more options, one is more likely to find one (or more) that suits your own taste and appearance. I do wonder what it is about wrapping elaborately that seems to appeal mostly to those invested in very complete coverage.