One of the many things I wasn’t looking forward about chemo was losing my hair and having to wear scarves. I don’t have anything against scarves, I just can’t tie one! I have gone to many YouTube sites trying to learn. They are like put the scarf on your head and in 5 seconds flat, they have tied the thing and I am still trying to get the damn thing on my head!
Due to this, thought about who wore scarves and head coverings a lot. I know that some Jewish women wear head coverings all the time, I googled “modern Jewish head coverings”. I learned that they are called Tichels. Then I googled “modern, funky tichels” and came across Sara Attali Design Etsy page and my life as a bald woman has never been the same since. I really like her tichels. They are so pretty. They are works of art. I have bought five so far, so you could say I am addicted to them.
Here is a little about Sara from her Etsy page.
Art and design was always something that I was involved in.
In my childhood home the walls were covered with painting and drawings made by my mom, my aunt and my own.
As a child, I not only played with dolls but also designed clothes for them…
As a mother of four girls, I always enjoyed designing and sewing clothes for them.
Three of my daughters got married and during the wedding preparations we needed to pay attention to the costumes of religious women (brides, mother in laws and other relatives) with designed Head covers that are both beautiful, fashionable and made with high-quality materials.
First I started with my daughters, and by and by the request for more, by my daughters and their friends, began to flow. Demand grew, and so we decided to do it in a more professional way.
After a period in which I designed and sold clothing for women, I decided to focus on designing and manufacturing Head-Covers in a unique design and in a variety of sizes, colors and styles, while maintaining the best quality of fabrics and materials.
The collection in renewing constantly and adapting a variety of styles, that every woman can find the Head-cover to match her.
The Head-covers are a great fashion item that allows women to match them to their outfits and feel their best.
The Head-covers are homemade in my home in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City and no doubt it has been giving me a spiritual and creative inspiration.
Doesn’t she sound like a great mom? The thing I love best about the tichels, is how easy they are to tie! Unfolded they look like an apron. In fact, she says you can use them as aprons (like I would ever get food near mine, as if!). I love how layered they look. She also sells clips for the tichels and some skirts that I have my eye on. Since I wear a prosthetic leg, I like longer skirts and her’s are very nice and fashionable.
These tichels have made a major negative about chemo so much easier for me. You really have no idea. The thought of losing my hair, which I had spent two years growing out, was a pretty big deal to me. But thanks to my tichels, I am not that sad about it. I mean, it will grow back. And can’t wait till it does! Look at her website and look how cool they look with the models who have hair! Can’t wait!
Paying for the tichels is done via Pay Pal and the shipping is fast. I have ordered two times now and I think I got each order in about a week. Shipping costs are pretty cheap but you do have to be home when the mail man delivers the package to sign for it since it is coming from Israel.
Who are these for?
Chemo patients definitely. Women growing their hair out and are in “that fugly stage”. Women with a bad hair day. Women who don’t want to get hat head. Women who don’t want to shower one day but still go out. Women who for religious reasons need to cover their hair.
Who are these for?
They are for women, period. Go get yourself one! And tell Sara I sent you!