Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The hair scarf

I bought something while I was on my trip in December, and now I can't decide if I love or hate it.

It's a scarf. I often where scarves at work to dress up otherwise plain shirts. This one seemed kind of fun, and I figured that all its colours would help pull a bunch of outfits together.

It brightens up my purple shirt

It classes up the beige shirt

It tones down my orange shirt.
which is in the laundry - sorry, no picture!

So, you might ask, what's not to like about it?
It's the ends of the scarf. They creep me out.

Vanna-Tula will show you why:

Even closer:

It looks like human hair!

The more I think about it, the more certain I am that I can't wear it like this. I thought about cutting the hair fringe off, but closer inspection tells me that it'll probably fray if I do that. Then I thought about cutting the hair off and getting a tailor to wrap some sort of ribbon or something over the edges at the ends. The problem with that is that this scarf is like mosquito netting. I'm worried that adding anything would weigh it down.

What do you figure? Do you think this scarf is salvageable? If so, how?


  1. It is so delicate, I really can't think what you could do to alter the fringe. It really is a beautiful scarf, though, and I'd hate to see you not be able to enjoy it. Part of my brain is enjoying this puzzle. I don't know that it will come up with anything, but if it does I'll let you know!

  2. That is a tough one. I would think that if you cut the hair off and put the ribbon on it wouldn't weigh it down since the hair looks like it is attached to a solid part of the scarf.

  3. It is a cool scarf. No ideas to help you out. I am always buying some kind of clothes item on vacation and then get home and think, what WAS I thinking?

  4. It looks like you could cut the "hair" down to the nubs and it would be ok to leave it like that. It looks like it is knotted close to the scarf?

    I don't know but fake hair stuff freaks me out. Those hair "scrunchies", *shudder*, give me the creeps when I see them in the store.