Kinky Hair and Hats

Some days (especially on cold, windy or rainy days) the hair just isn't cooperating.  Slapping on a hat (when you have extremely dense, type 4, kinky hair) isn't as easy for us as it is for other hair types!  If your hair is anything like mine, it pretty much hates to be covered.  Those roots are bursting at the seams and want to be free!  Hats and my hair-type really don't mix...with very few exceptions.  Here are a couple of those exceptions...hats that I find compatible with hair that grows up and out.  

1) Berets - Low Key, Functional, Professional: These are my ultimate favorite for coarse, kinky hair that tends to dry out easily.  These hats work well when you braid the back of your hair and let the front out.  Find this shaped hat in a stretchy knit and it should fit your hair comfortably. Problem: These hats tend to also come in wool which can dry out your hair.  Solution: Try hats made by Chidora!  These hats come in a light-weight 100% lambswool and (here's the key) they're lined with 100% SILK!  This is the most comfortable hat that I own. Based out of the UK, these hats come in lovely neutral colors that will look great with ANY outfit and are a great choice for bad hair day cures in a professional setting! (I've already worn it to work)  Visit: www.chidora.co.uk to purchase one of these well made gems!

Currently my favorite hat! It's super comfortable and it's 100% silk lining keeps my hair from drying out!  Click on the picture to be redirected to their website.

Currently my favorite hat! It's super comfortable and it's 100% silk lining keeps my hair from drying out!  Click on the picture to be redirected to their website.

2) Fidoras - The Casual Fashion Statement: These are always in style. Problem: Getting it to stay on hair that is thick and dense.  Solution 1: Braid the back of your hair and pin it as flat as you can get it.  Also, if it still isn't working: Solution 2: Visit the men's section of the store, find an EXTRA large and that should do the trick. Women sizes never fit my hair in this hat style.  

Those are the only 2 kinds of hats that I can comfortably wear.  See my video below for more details and how I wear each hat described above.  If neither of these suit you, of course there's always scarves!  Visit my channel for scarf tying tutorials.