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Head scarfs, yes or no?

(26 Posts)
northerner Thu 11-Aug-05 09:30:50

Worn in your hair like a hair band, ala Orlaith from Big Brother

I'm thinking yes.

desperatehousewife Thu 11-Aug-05 09:31:41


dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 09:33:21

I like-very cool for summer keeping your fringe off face-I,however,have short hair, so no can do!

cod Thu 11-Aug-05 09:33:50

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dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 09:34:15


Hattie05 Thu 11-Aug-05 09:35:29

Only if you are a stunning model like Orlaith. and if you need them to keep your bleached hair in place as kermal suggested.

northerner Thu 11-Aug-05 09:36:36

Cod??? Explain please.

Yes I am a stunning model type

marthamoo Thu 11-Aug-05 09:36:37

Ooh very pertinent. I am growing my hair and it's at that annoying, big wild mess, no stylee stage at the moment and I was thinking about one of these. I don't know who Orlaith is but I guess you mean the ones that look a bit like a pair of knickers on your head. Where would I get one should the court of MN decide they are acceptable head apparel?

northerner Thu 11-Aug-05 09:37:17

Claires Accessories have loads atm

marthamoo Thu 11-Aug-05 09:38:39

Thanks, Northerner - I think I might get one (even if I only wear it in the house).

cod Thu 11-Aug-05 09:39:11

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ninah Thu 11-Aug-05 09:39:41

yes, if you have a pretty face
I used to know a woman who wore a pair of tights round her head, that was a NO!

Hattie05 Thu 11-Aug-05 09:40:14

Well then i think you'll look great

purpleturtle Thu 11-Aug-05 09:40:14

dropinthe - the Plymouth Brethren are a religious group whose women always cover their heads.

cod Thu 11-Aug-05 09:40:28

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dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 09:41:06

Of course,I knew that!

moozoboozo Thu 11-Aug-05 09:42:22

Oh, PB.

I taught in a school in Bath where one of the kids was from the PB. He wasnt't allowed to watch tv, and was bullied horribly by the other kids

Tinker Thu 11-Aug-05 09:42:47

are silent during labour as well

northerner Thu 11-Aug-05 09:44:05

Just ordered this one

northerner Thu 11-Aug-05 09:45:53

Ah, Cod I know what you mean now. We have a few round here. The women have really long hair and wear scholls with white socks. More of a bandana than a head scarf though IMO.

dropinthe Thu 11-Aug-05 09:47:29

Lush scarf! I like that site-have added it into my shopping box in favorites-the one that goes on forever!

moozoboozo Thu 11-Aug-05 09:54:19

Nice scarf, but I think if I started wearing one, they'd swiftly go out of fashion.

moondog Thu 11-Aug-05 09:55:07

Shall I take a bulk order now ladies???
Plenty available here in the wilds of Eastern Turkey.

Tinker Thu 11-Aug-05 09:56:19

They're very Ann Leslie in her 70's Daily Mail photo

basketcase Thu 11-Aug-05 09:57:40

Ooh - love that scarf northerner. I can visualise you are already wearing it with flowing locks and a serene expression on your face

PB - a girl on my university course was a member - complete with sensible shoes, A line skirt and hanky on head. Have no issues with the dress code - unless you are easily upset and embarrassed by it. She tried so hard to fit in but stuck out like a sore thumb. Her rather niave view of life and limited social skills/restricted life code meant that she left after only a few weeks, poor girl. Hope she met a nice like minded lad and found a happier life than she was living when I knew her

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