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Look like you have TONS of hair!

It has come to my attention that many ladies feel hesitant to cover their hair with a tichel because they feel that their hair is too fine/thin/short/nonexistent.  I personally have fine hair, so here I have made a video on how to “fake” having tons of hair.

This is the first video that I’ve made with myself talking instead of the background music.  It was suggested that I try this because it might make the instructions more clear.  Let me know what you think of this new format!  I promise that next time I will try to be less awkward :P

Whether you have fine/thin/short/nonexistent hair, or just want to look like you have more, make sure that you start this tie with your hair out of the way.  Tie it up high, brush it back, wear a headband to pull it back etc.  Just make sure that it is out of the way so you can work with the scarf.


  1. Rachel

    Thank you so much for that helpful video. I do like it better when you speak – you provide lots of valuable information and tips, and you tell us things that we wouldn’t have necessarily picked up on. Great site! Thanks!

  2. Linda

    Thanks. I’ve always wondered why everyone else seemed to have so much hair under their scarf! One question — Doesn’t the knot on the back of your neck bother you? Especially in this video, where you knotted the scarf 3 times, it must feel thick back there & make it difficult to move your head in some directions.

    • Hi Linda,
      I took your question to heart and decided to experiment with moving my head around with lots of knots behind my head (I tried it with 6!) I found out that if the scarf is extremely thick, then yes, the knot might make it a bit harder to move your head back. However, with my 6 knot experiment on regular cotton scarves, the knots were at the base of my hairline, and I didn’t find during the day that I noticed them at all. There really was no moment in my day when I needed to move my head that far back. I suppose if one has a super tall husband then maybe it might pose a problem if she has to look up to talk to him! Let me know what you think of my response and if you have had any problems yourself!

  3. Linda

    Thanks for your response about knots. Years ago, I found that just one knot was uncomfortable, so I just cross the ends & then wind them around my head & tuck them in along the way. But I’m going to give it another try. I really like your bun, & I think it won’t stay well without at least one knot, & maybe another for a 2nd scarf. (I don’t have a really tall husband, but if I did, maybe he’d be willing to sit down when I talk with him.)

    • There is also a possibility of tying knots at the side of your neck and then leaving any hanging ends over your shoulder. I’ve been experimenting with this lately and hopefully will get some videos out soon! Let me know how it goes for you :)

    • Dinah

      Linda I also just cross my scarf in the back if its a heavy scarf. I have very thin short hair and i found this video helpful..I have gone out and purchased some very light scarfs with contrasting colors to try the layer look.

  4. Janine

    Good day,

    I am very happy I ran into your site. Cause every time I try to wear a headscarf I feel as if it looks I have little to no hair.

    But what I was wondering is what type of scarf would you need to create more volume? A Pashmina scarf? Linen? Silk? of wich fabric does it has to be made? And does it have to be square shape? Long? And how long how many centimeters in broadness and length.


    From The Netherlands

  5. Elizabeth

    Ok don’t laugh….but I took a bath scrubby, a nylon loofah, and snipped the string that held it together. This left me with a long netting tube. I cut a hair elastic and threaded the tube onto the elastic and then tied the the elastic.

    I then put my homemade volumizer on around my sad little bun. This is a very inexpensive, lightweight option.

    • This is genius!

      • Elizabeth

        Not originally my idea, but I use it. I sent a photo to Rivka. I think she is going to post it. Can’t beat a volumizer for under a buck! I think what I like most is that it is so light.

      • I am definitely going to try it!

  6. cindercyn

    I am so glad I stumbled across you! I do like the videos with you talking instead of music. Thanks for all you good tips….I look forward to exploring more about you after Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!

  7. Flávia

    Thank you

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