Friday, March 6, 2009

Head Candy

A very stylish friend of mine starts chemo in a few weeks so thoughts have turned to bald heads and how best to accessorise them. Bald head or no, I love head scarves, I have a giant box full of them, plucked from discount bins, thrift shops, men's clothing stores, designer sales, brought back to me by friends and family from all over the world. They're so chic, very Côte d'Azur, circa 1960. It's all about how you tie them though, the wrong scarf with the wrong knot will take you from Riviera to Romanian gypsy in less than ten seconds.

I like the idea of chemo, a big blast of some seriously deadly stuff that will kill any nasty stuff it comes into contact with. Sure, it can ruin all the years of hard work you've put into your hair, but on the plus side, you won't have to worry about shaving your legs for a while.

Nice 'how-to' on tying head scarves here

Happily, they can be as cheap or as pricey as you like. I love the one below, (J by Jasper Conran, €18.50, Debenhams). The colour is zingy and the material is soft and silky so it won't irritate your skin, whether you have hair or not. A few from my collection are pictured above.


Lottie said...

I love scarves too but find they tend to just highlight my lovely double chin.

It doesn't stop me from buying them.

Killer said...

Very nice I would like one myself!!!

Pattie said...

A woman gave me a bag full of them and I LOVE them i always where them on my head but i cut some of them up and make things. They are just all around fun!

C a t r i n a said...

I just thought that i should buy at least 2-3 of them, cause my hair is really gettin' annoying .:(
But those are all amazing : )

drollgirl said...

those scarves are super.

chemo is no picnic. at all. i hope she will be ok!

fmcgmccllc said...

Friend of mine had chemo and freaked when she got flaky scalp. Did not know what to do and did not have a regular hairdresser. Please if this comes up let her know there are scalp treatments that don't care if you have hair or not.

I will pray for your friend.

By the way my scarves are better than yours, I read somewhere a real lady wears scarves to keep the muck off her clothes and have carried them forever.

Profoundly Superficial said...

Good luck to your friend!

whoopsadaisy said...

Love the pic of the scarves, especially the skull and crossbones- yarrr!
They are not something I've ever worn though some days I'd be better off to cover my bad hair days :D

Good luck to your friend, hope all goes well x

N + S said...

Ooh, I love the color combo of the one on the bottom.

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