Frequently Asked Questions
So... what exactly is a Tichel?
A Tichel is a Jewish term for Headscarf. It refers to anything you wear on your head – from the a simple kerchief to the most elaborate wrap with 10 layered scarves. Some other Hebrew words that are used are “mitpachat” and “kisuy rosh”, but we like “tichel” because it sounds fun! The word itself is of Yiddish origin but is used comfortably by English speakers everywhere. It is pronounced with the “ch” as a hard “h”, somewhere between “tickle” and “tihel” – more like “tikhel”. (Just let some phlegm get into your “h” sound and you’re good to go!)
In Judaism, when a woman gets married she covers her hair, keeping her sensuality sacred for her most important relationship. Often, this hair covering will be done with a tichel.
Do I need to be Jewish to wear a tichel or wrap?
(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!)
How can I learn to wrap like the pictures on this site?
On this site, you can visit our 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) wrap styles and ideas visit The Wrapunzel Blog, and check out the tutorials section!
How will my hair respond to being covered all the time?
You may want to look into taking a vitamin D supplement, because much vitamin D is absorbed through the scalp and when you cover your hair this absorption no longer takes place. Additionally, you may find yourself changing your hair care routine (many that cover find their hair needs washing less often – again, less exposure to icky elements).
Try not to wrap your hair when it is wet; this often results in your hair looking quite funny when you take your wrap off, is not good when it’s cold out, and also isn’t healthy for your hair if you’re covering for extended periods of time (it can cause breakage and potential mustiness).
Your hair may also react to being tied back tightly under your covering – often beginners will find themselves dealing with ballerina cap. (Ballerinas often suffer from a receding hairline due to the tight bun their hair is constantly in.) If you tie your hair back tightly in a ponytail you may experience something similar, so do not do this! After years of trial, we’ve found a solution that completely solves this issue: The Oomphtastic Scrunchy. (Yes, they’re out of style, we had to hunt them down to bring ‘em to you!) Just use it in place of a pony holder to tie your hair back. It’s soft and won’t break your hair. As a bonus we offer it in a super large size so you can twist it around many times, if you like, for extra volume.
I'm a beginner. I'm loving what I'm seeing, but I am overwhelmed. What do I doooo?
The most important thing for you to do is take your time. This site isn’t going anywhere and neither are your wraps. 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, Facebook page, and most importantly, our Wraps for Beginners playlist on youTube. Choose ONE tie – just one! And do it with every scarf that you own. Get so good that you can do this one tie in your sleep (we recommend choosing an easy tie to begin with, like the Regal Wrap or Beginner’s Luck). 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 wrapper before you know it!
Why do I need a Shaper?
What about tichels slipping off throughout the day? Is this a problem?
How do I wash my scarves?
What is WrapWallet?
Does it cost anything?
Do I have to use it to buy products?
How do I use WrapWallet?
Just sign into your Wrapunzel account, and select “My Wallet” from the list of options. You’ll be able to select “Wallet Topup” to add money to your wallet, or “Wallet Trasnfer” to send money to another other Wrapunzelista who has an account. The “Transactions” button will show you a history of your WrapWallet transactions.
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