The Madness Beneath the Hat

by ComfyGirlWithCurls

My favourite cozy/lazy “go-to” is throwing on a toque (or a Beanie for the Americans).

This is a fairly recent discovery for me. The truth is, anyone who has known me longer than a year knows how adamantly I have spent my life swearing against headwear. This hatred (caused purely by envy), was mostly due to the fact that I felt boyish with my hair covered up.

I have since realized, however, that I can effectively avoid being mistaken for one of my brothers by putting a little extra effort into my makeup.

The amazing thing about wearing a hat is that there can be pure madness going on beneath it, and no one is ever the wiser. Usually on wash day I will Pre-poo, stick a garbage bag on my head, throw my toque over top, and go run errands for a few hours. It has happened more than once  where I’ve had to stop myself from blurting out; “There’s a garbage bag on my head!” after a stranger has genuinely complimented my look. Then there are my friends; they now know better since the few times they’ve tried to compliment me on my toque, they were greeted with an obnoxious “HashTag-WashDay”.

Now… the only thing to do is grow my collection.

Here’s what was really going on underneath the toque today..

Natural Hair Concealed in Beanie | Toque on Black woman

I was feeling great in my toque… but what was going on underneath?

Scarf Wrapped Natural Hair | Satin Sleep Scarf to Prevent Breakage

Then BAM, a Satin Scarf! It seems as though some of my twists tried escaping throughout the day..

Two-Strand Bedtime Twists | Natural Hair Styles

Aaaand there is the craziness that was hiding beneath! These bed-time twists wanted their freedom.


~Comfy girl with Curls

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DailyHairspiration January 8, 2016 - 8:46 am

Giving me some inspiration! So thank you for that! So far, I have only ever worn a toque when my hair was straight and I wanted to look super 90’s, never thought about wearing it when my hair was curly, may give this a go if I can find one that will fit my head! haha xx

comfygirlwithcurls January 8, 2016 - 5:54 pm

Thank you! So far I have only been able to wear it with twists or braids in because there is no toque that can contain this hair in its curly state!

Definitely give it a try! I try looking for more of a floppy style so there’s more room to stash my hair! :) I really want to try one from but I’m not sure if it will be too tight around the crown.


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