When I first started covering my hair it seemed overwhelming and intimidating. Not to mention every site I went to was trying to sell me something instead of tell me something. While I would **LOVE** for you to shop on Amazon (I’m an affiliate and make a percentage for every purchase), I will tell you how to get the basics FOR CHEAP. And I’ll link the “professional quality” essentials for those of you who only want what the pros use. (Ain’t no shame in that, either)
When I first started out covering I couldn’t afford to buy shapers and velvet headbands. BUT, if you shop anywhere for accessories I highly recommend Wrapunzel!! I shop there occasionally and have never ever been disappointed!
What do I use now?? I’ve been wrapping for some time now– almost 3 years total and a year full time. I want to share with you what I use. It’s affordable, easily bought, and lasts forever. Are you ready??
- First and foremost you’re going to need a cotton receiving blanket. Yup. The rough cotton ones you use to burp babies. Large enough to fold in a triangle and tie bandana style over your head. The ones they give you in the hospital are THE BEST. I have those and I’ve bought them for about 25 cents to a dollar at thrift shops.
(You can click the pic to buy on Amazon with Prime shipping)
- Next, you’re going to need a safety pin to pin the tails of your blanket over your head. They’re cheap and found at places like Wal-Mart, but if you don’t want to leave your house you can find them here: (Click the pic to buy on Amazon with Prime shipping)
- After that you’re going to need some volume to shape your wrap. You can use the Wrapunzel shaper (linked at the top of the page) or you can make your own! (Click to watch a short YouTube video on how to make a hijab shaper with a bath puff and a claw clip!!) I buy my claw clips and puffs at Dollar Tree. I can make about four volumizing shapers for about $2. BUT, I also use this awesome volumizing scrunchie:(You can click the pic to buy on Amazon with Prime shipping)
- Now you’ve got something that’s going to keep your hair back, a no slide surface, and some volume to shape your wrap. Next you need a scarf. I recommend using a maxi length scarf. I don’t like infinity scarfs and even if you cut it you run the risk of it not being long enough. I shop at these three outlets for my scarfs and LOVE THEM. (Don’t forget to pop in to your favorite second hand shop, Target, or Wal-Mart. I’ve found some beautiful wraps for cheap at these places!)
- You might need some pins depending on the style of wrap you use. You can pick these up at Wal-Mart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn’s. Here’s a link to Amazon with Prime shipping for easy shopping:(Click the pic to buy on Amazon with Prime shipping)
- Last, but DEFINITELY not least: hair care. Your hair is going to need some TLC. Just because it’s covered up doesn’t mean it’s not being mistreated. Give your hair some lovin’ with a shampoo designed with you in mind. Try this:
You can watch my video here that I made to show you how to use your DIY shaper and volumizing clips. It’s a step by step guide how to tie and place your volumizing scrunchie/claw clip.
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I hope this helps you out! If you have any questions just fill out the contact form below and I’ll get back to you shortly!