Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone can wear a tichel – and MANY people do! There are women that wear it simply because it’s fashionable, and others for health and healing. There are also tons different religions that cover – and ladies also do it for spiritual connectedness not affiliated with any religion. It is certainly becoming a revolution that many ladies are joining! (It also adds a whole new element to your wardrobe!) One of our most frequently asked questions is, “Will Jewish women be insulted if I wear one if I’m not Jewish?” The answer is, “Not in the least!” – it is 100% okay – more than okay! – (we take it as a compliment) for everyone and anyone to wear these lovely creations! Join the sisterhood! Women of all faiths cover for various reasons. And many women enjoy tichels simply for the fantastic, regal look they give. No matter what your reasons are for covering, you are now with an incredible community of “Lady Wrap Stars” and we are so excited to have you here – prepare to get compliments!
(Also, please write to us about your covering story and experiences. We love receiving these messages and may even ask to feature you on our facebook page/site!)
On this site you can visit the Tutorials page. There you’ll find a collection of our How-to-Tie videos. These videos will get you started! There are also many tutorials posted with our products, and our youtube channel at the bottom of our home page (and other places!) For more (many more) tichel styles and ideas visit The Wrapunzel Blog, and check out the tutorials section!
First of all, breathe. Welcome! You are in the right place!
The most important thing for you to do is take your time. This site isn’t going anywhere and neither are your tichels. Give yourself time to poke around the site, order a kit, some scarves, and a few essential tools. While you’re waiting for your products to arrive watch some tutorials, check the Wrapunzel Blog and facebook pages. Choose ONE tie – just one! And do it with every scarf that you own. Get so you can do this one tie in your sleep (we recommend choosing an easy tie to begin with). Then you can move on to other more complicated ‘dos. Most of all, don’t panic, relax and have fun! We have ALL felt the way you’re feeling right now… and it really is okay! You will become an awesome tichel tier before you know it!
What happens underneath your tichel is just as important (if not more) as what’s happening on top! We recommend Tichel Shapers because they fill out a tichel in a beautiful way, mimicking the look of wrapping up tons of hair. We love this look! However if you already have tons of hair and can make a big, voluminous, high bun, then you may not need it (though even when Andrea had hair down to her waist she still used it). There are also times when you want to wear just one layer such as when exercising, or biking. Andrea bikes a lot, and finds that her tichel fits best under the helmet without the Shaper. She then puts one on quickly when she arrives at her destination! Rivka Malka has a personal rule though – don’t leave home without it!:)
Slippage is one of the biggest complaints of tichel wearers, but we have a solution! We highly recommend the No-Slip headband. No, we more than recommend it – it is BEYOND essential! Years of experience has taught us that unless something is holding your tichel in place, it will slide back. The no-slip headband completely eliminates any slippage issues, and has changed many lives!
Wearing the Tichel Shaper underneath your tichel virtually eliminates the need to wash your tichel. However, if , let’s say, your tichel accidentally falls into your soup, you may need to wash it! In general, scarves are delicate and need to be hand washed. Drying should be done either on a cool air setting or air dried.
We will do our very best! However, since we are a boutique and our products are from around the world, (many are one-of-a-kind specialties) it may not be possible to restock or replicate exact kits. Grab specialty items while they’re here! We will be coming up with new kits and featuring new tichels/accessories regularly! Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Contact us and you may find your question featured on this page!