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In a rash impulse buy I have bought a hairband (the fabric oblong with elasticated bottom bit) any tips on how to avoid the Eastern European Grandma in the fields (apologising to any EEGITF) look?

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sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 19:34:17

Do I wear the elastic behind my ears?
Does the fabric cover my ears or go behind?
Do I have the fabric right on my hairline (so no hair showing) or move it back an inch or two?
Am I too old (at 37) to pull off white broderie anglaise?

I dislike hats (they do not suit me) but have a parting which always burns.. hence my BRILLIANT idea.

But I look RUBBISH in it.

Why is it so difficult?


BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Jul-09 19:36:11

sag that is a top title

If it's any help I look hideous in one of them too

Also a baseball cap/bonnet and biker bandana

watching with interest

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 19:36:18

Don't be silly, of course you won't look like an EEGITF, you'll look like a 7 year old.


TrillianAstrahasaJOB Wed 01-Jul-09 19:36:19

I think maybe because everyone looks rubbish in those. Sorry.

Fell free to link to prove me wrong...

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 19:38:02

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littlelamb Wed 01-Jul-09 19:39:06

just don't pair it with a psychadelic catsuit

sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 19:44:22

Ohhhh Feck

I have a 5 year old DD

I do NOT have an eeyore jumper


cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 19:45:13

I had a slight mishap with my hair, a couple of weeks ago. When I say slight, I mean I accidently shaved half the back of my head bald. I was tying floaty scarves around my head to disguise it. I got loads of compliments grin.

sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 19:58:00

Now hwat is a floaty scarf?

Is it a square or a slightly skinnier winter scarf in a voile type material.

To tassel or not to tassel

Is that how you spell tassel?

What do you DO with it?

I think I may have missed the scarf tying gene.


cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:01:32

No tassles you are not Yasser Arafat.
It is a small chiffon type from Claires, admittedly it does have skulls on it but I like them. It's long, not square and I tied it around with a bow at the back. V nice.
Or you could get a longer one and tie it with the ends hanging down. You could be Grace Kelly.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 20:02:48

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cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:06:35

I cut my hair using clippers.

I decided to trim the back.

So far so good.

Took of the number 4 blade and shaved the long bits on my neck with the bare blade.

Checked in mirror and decided the back wasn't straight.

Shaved back of head, forgetting I'd took the blade off..

Half of head went completely bald.

Cried with lots of snot.

sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 20:11:30

Ooooo thats Not Good (re baldy)

Snurf at Yasser Arafat

sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 20:13:11




[hides head in non tasselled cloth sadly not in manner of Grace Kelly]

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 20:13:14

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TrillianAstrahasaJOB Wed 01-Jul-09 20:38:18

Eek! Shaved completely off and with a headscarf do you get strangers smiling at you in a sad sort of way?

<Trillian is morbid and might assume you had cancer>

<also wants to point out that your short hair probably looks stunning>

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:42:39

It didn't look like I'd had chemo. I tied it like a hair band not all over my head. And thank you my hair is lovely grin. It's not very short all over, shortish over my ears with a longer, sweeping fringe, if you're interested ("we're not!" you all cry).

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:44:17

Look Nicole copied me

TrillianAstrahasaJOB Wed 01-Jul-09 20:48:18

I am definitely interested in hairdos. Especially since mine can be described basically only as 'long'. Which I like, but I also like to hear about other options (on other people!)

I have some scarfy things but they are so massively long that they'd look silly used as a hairband - I've used them as belts before.

sagacious Wed 01-Jul-09 20:48:19


Do I detect a bunch there?

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:50:38

Nicole can do bunches, she's 'cookie'

I can't 'cos I'm bald.

Heathcliffscathy Wed 01-Jul-09 20:53:41

do you mean kooky?

loving this thread.

Heathcliffscathy Wed 01-Jul-09 20:54:13

i mean, you don't think that nicole is an american biscuit do you? or maybe you do

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 20:55:08

No I don't mean kooky, tsk.

I'm a baldy liar.

Hassled Wed 01-Jul-09 20:56:01

I've tried the hairband look - more as a hair-containment measure than anything else - and I just look like I'm back in 1973. Everytime I put a hat on my DD tells me I look like a cancer patient, so I've given up.

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