This post is for the wedded Jewesses who opt to cover their hair:
Ma, for casual about-the-house headgear, has only one choice: the kerchief. Not just any kerchief. It must be:
1) 100% cotton. In her experience, any other materials, or even blends, don't grip the hair sufficiently, and tend to slide off;
2) The fabric should be thin and lightweight (she feels excess weight of all forms quite keenly);
3) It must be perfectly square, to become a neat triangle; and
4) The dimensions should range between 33-ish to 39-ish inches, neither too small nor too large.
It is a tall order. Most scarves are silk or synthetic (how do the shpitzel wearers keep them on?), most are rectangular, and if a square one is discovered, it often isn't the right size.
So I scour. Often my online discoveries would be less than promising, to be returned or tolerated.
I then came across Headcovers.com. The website is geared for women dealing with chemo-related hair loss, and contain an insane amount of options, including 100% cotton, square scarves in a variety of sizes.
Tentatively, I purchased two clearance item scarves, figuring that for $11, they'll be spares. But the scarves that arrived were deliciously soft and deliriously light. Gleefully, I began to sift through their regular price options ($14 to $17).
That should make up for melting that tupperware lid back in 1998.
*Disclaimer: I'm recommending this website simply because they booted me back into the favorite child running. They do not know of me, nor are they showering me in complimentary scarves.