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Warm hats that don't ruin your hair?

The weather in Boston is getting serious now and I may have to break down and wear a hat. Has anyone found a great hat that's warm, windproof and gentle on your curls?

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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I found a satin lined at at the Brookstone Outlet in Kittery, ME. Its a little snug but for quick trips outside the satin is very soft and gentile.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brookstone.com%2Fhat-cap-reversible-warm-luxe.html%3Fhis%3D2%7E46337%7E2%7Eroot_category%2540kwd%7Ehat%26amp%3Bbkiid%3DsearchResults" class="Popup|C4CategoryProdList1FDT|9437185
    Shown on the model, she is wearing the satin on the outside. The hat is reversible, and is MUCH cuter when the satin is worn on the inside and the 'soft' material on the outside. I got mine in white.
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  • espresso.curlsespresso.curls Posts: 94Registered Users
    Nothing knit, with wool, or has a rough inner-lining. For my hair at least, haha.
    Just rockin' the natural curls.
  • kwicherbichenkwicherbichen Posts: 8Registered Users
    I typically wear my satin hair bonnet underneath hats.
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  • YismetYismet Posts: 102Registered Users
    I am so glad you asked this....I have been making do with a couple of cute earmuffs, but being able to wear a warm hat would be amazing.

    I imagine it would be easy (if you have any sewing skills) to simply but whatever hat you want and then sew in a piece of silk/satin. Maybe even safety pin one?
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    I wear a (hand)knit slouchy beret made of wool or cashmere, which I plop my hair into. It also works great when my hair is still wet, as it keeps me from getting chilled -- wool generates heat even when wet.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 890Registered Users
    I never put anything on my head - in the winter or any other season. The only thing I MIGHT consider if I had to be outdoors for a long period of time is something like this:
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    And I wouldn't be able to put it ON my hair. It would have to be under the back (similar to the picture). ...Hats are a huge issue for me.
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  • curlyclo89curlyclo89 Posts: 173Registered Users
    I wear a knit hat and haven't noticed any bad results yet… but you can wear a satin scarf/bonnet underneath or line it yourself too.
    :sunny: 3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii


  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    I just bought the hat. I'm in NH and was tubing and my hair was a disaster after it!:occasion7:
    Deciding what to be when I grow up!!!
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Warm hats totally squash my curls and the wind kills them so I end up with ear muffs which look kind of dorky on me. If it's very cold, I give up on curls and set my hair for a wavy/straight look which does fine under hats. My curl pattern just isn't strong enough to revive after being under a hat - no matter what I do. It's a compromise.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
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  • Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
    What a great topic! I thought I had it alllllll figured out, but I'm having second thoughts. here's what I did:
    I made as well as purchased a bunch of hats in fleece, silk, wool, etc. in the style of those old nightcaps. The kind with the really long tail, that Wee Willie Winkie wore.
    here's a photo link: Wee Willie Winkie Costume
    I hope that comes up live. I tie my hair up top in a ponytail, then thread the length of my hair down the tail.
    There's only two problems with this:
    I've since learned, much to my chagrin, that
    A.) Ponytails only make your receeding hair line worse, and
    B.) Wool, fleece, etc. can be drying to your hair.
    Back to the drawing board!!
    Oh the silk one I made just slides clean off my head.
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  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    I'll give feedback!
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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    I'm not in a cold place but these used to be advertised on NC and look good & warm to me, all satin lined for frizz control. I think that turning upside down and sort of plopping the hair into one of these might actually make better hairstyle when you took it off!

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  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    I might have to try that!
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  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    I'm not in a cold place but these used to be advertised on NC and look good & warm to me, all satin lined for frizz control. I think that turning upside down and sort of plopping the hair into one of these might actually make better hairstyle when you took it off!

    Curly Zebra:
    Shop Online - hats for biracial, ethnic and curly hair

    Those are cute! I definitely need a hat in this Chicagoland weather. Might have to buy one. Several of the pill box style are on sale!

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  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    Lucky Charm - that's a really cute hat - if it runs snug it might be too much of a curl squasher for me.

    Wee Willie Winkie - too funny! :brilsmurf:

    I'm really interested in the Curly Zebra pill box hats - I'm not seeing anything on sale on the website though...I've had fleece hats before and the wind just seems to blow right through them so I'm a little skeptical. Maybe the satin lining helps protect from cold wind too.

    Some curls stand up to hats better than others. My curl pattern at the crown is weak to begin with and hats just create a Bozo effect on me. I've had the most luck with ear muffs like the pair RacerWife posted. I usually just race from my car to the office etc. rather than ruin all the hard work I've put into my hair each day!

    Stay warm!:sunny:
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  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    Curlini wrote: »
    I'm really interested in the Curly Zebra pill box hats - I'm not seeing anything on sale on the website though...I've had fleece hats before and the wind just seems to blow right through them so I'm a little skeptical. Maybe the satin lining helps protect from cold wind too.

    Brown with Pink Floral Band

    This is the one I have on the way. Several of the pill box hats are marked as discounted from $20 to $15.

    I hope it works for me. I'm usually only outside for a few minutes at a time (no recess duty for this teacher, even if it does pay $28 an hour!).

    Kerri
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  • RawrSallyRawrSally Posts: 1,388Registered Users
    I usually try to wear soft berets or slouchy hats of some sort. I have one that I got from Forever 21 a while ago that is quite thick and warm. It doesn't cause too much frizz. Just feel what it's made out of. It's it's rough to the touch, it will probably frizz you up.
  • Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
    How do you guys plop into a hat exactly? Does this mean every time you come and go all day you bend over, and stuff your hair in your hat , bent over? It doesn't look strange to do this every time you walk out of a store, Dr.'s, Post Office, bank, etc.? I want to try it, but I get enough looks in the wintertime just for wearing a "goofy" hat to begin with!
    I love hats and will NOT go out (in this weather w/o one).
    Thanks! Infinity
    :joker:
    Infinity
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    To plop my hair into a hat, I do bend over, put the hat underneath my hair, and bring the hat up with the hair in it, then put in on my head. Alternately, if your hair is long enough, you could lean back, catch your hair in the hat, and bring it up until you can put it onto your head.

    I don't normally take my hat off when I walk into a bank, or post office, but might if I were going to be in a store a long time, and would if I were going into a doctor's office. Generally, if I'm taking off my coat, that's when I'd take off my hat.
    Peace,
    Morgan

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    CGing since July 2008
  • Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
    I tend to take off my hat if I'm in a building more than 5 minutes. If I don't ,I get some comment, so I guess I've been "trained" to always remove my hat. My hair is only just past my shoulders, and very uncooperative.
    Infinity
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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I'm not a hat person - between the curls and the amount of hair I have, I always feel like Bozo the clown in a hat. But ... I needed something for when I was outside with the dogs. I ordered this hat
    from This is J. /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thisisj.com%2Fstore%2Findex.php%3Fl%3Dproduct_detail%26amp%3Bp%3D285" class="Popup

    They are the company that makes really good headbands. There is a "look book" on the site that shows you what the hats look like on. They are really cute. /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thisisj.com%2Fstore%2Findex.php%3Fl%3Dproduct_list%26amp%3Bc%3D12" class="Popup

    The hats are reversible. On the one side it is the same cotton material that the headbands are made of and the other side is knit. When I have to wear a hat, I wear it with the cotton side (Patterned side) on my head and the knit side out.

    For a hat, this one works well. I can't say that I'd be wearing it on the way to work ... but if I need a hat - this is the one for me.

    After I take the hat off, I scrunch in some Donna Marie's Moisture Mist and scrunch my hair back. It works great.

    I liked the look of the Luxe hats as well, but they were sold out when I checked the site.
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  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    so I didn't get to test drive my hat. Hmmm plopping into it never thougth of that!
    Deciding what to be when I grow up!!!
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  • KitathenaKitathena Posts: 1,666Registered Users
    I recently featured a site called Hatsome that has satin and silk lined hats. They look great. I hope to be reviewing one soon.

    I love this one!

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  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    Wow FrizzBgone and Kitathena - I love the This is J and Hatsome hats!

    Thanks!
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