I love winter scarves! I love thick scarves, long scarves, smooth scarves, colorful scarves but most of all I love my cheapie pashmina/silk/cashmere scarves. The ones I have are different mix of the three fabrics.
But what in the world is pashmina?Apparently, it's not recognized as a fabric in the U.S. But what I really wanted to know was, are they scarves bad for my hair? I know I can't base my answer on how soft and smooth they feel but what I do know is my winter coats are not something I want my hair to rub against. All but one scarf was labeled 70/30 or 50/50 pashmina or cashmere/silk allegedly (I say that because they were a steal in the streets of Manhattan years ago).
|Scarves that just say pashmina could possibly be a blend of a lot of other fabrics. The scarf on the far right is labeled that way, surprisingly it is the softest, however, I have never worn it out.|
So the final touch before heading out in the cold are my winter scarves. Over the years as my hair got longer, I've shied away from thick wool/cotton scarves. I know they are oh so warm but I worried about how much my hair rubbed against them.
When I wear my hair down, I wrap my scarves around my shoulders like a shawl (those scarves can be described as shawls) and make sure my hair is rubbing against my coats. I don't even want my coat to touch he nape of my hair when I put it up, so I usually slip knot my scarf and tuck the ends in my coat (fancy, huh). I get plenty of compliments on the looks and the scarves but really I just want to protect my hair. Whether I flat ironed, did a braid out or twist out, I want to minimize rubbing against tough fabrics. The winter scarves are the closest I get to my sleeping scarf/bonnet/satin pillow case when I'm out for the day.
How do you protect your ends when you let your hair down for a night out?