There are many myths about hair. One of the most common is that women are supposed to wear tight bonnets on their heads. But are they? What are the consequences if they are? And why would someone think it was a good idea in the first place? Here’s what you need to know.
Some are asking are bonnets supposed to be tight? The answer to this question largely depends on why you are wearing it. If your hair is really long and spills out, then most likely, yes, it should be. (But…) However, if you are only using it as protection from the sun or bugs while working outside in the garden or field; not so much.
If you are wearing your bonnet because it’s cold and need to keep warm, then it really doesn’t matter. It is recommended that the chin strap be in place so as not to lose the headwear. But if a woman wants her hair to remain free of tangles while she works outside or needs protection from bugs, yet still has long hair spilling out from under the cap (which could end up in food), then yes, definitely wear a tight bonnet.
There are many reasons why women might choose to tighten their Hair bonnets
There are many reasons why women might choose to tighten their Hair bonnets: they are constantly brushing their hands through their hair/ there are no clips on hand; they want more control over what stays tucked away underneath; they have thinning, sparse or fragile hair.
Whatever the reason, it is important to note that there are consequences if you are wearing a tight bonnet and your blood flow is being constricted. This could lead to headaches and dizziness as well as tingles in extremities like fingers and toes (this can be remedied by loosening the headwear).
One of the most common reasons for believing that women are supposed to wear their Hair bonnets tightly:
The idea stems from people’s fear of “loose hairs” – loose strands falling out onto clothes/into food/in places they should not be causing embarrassment because someone might say something insensitive about them while an individual was just trying her best with what she had at the time.
Reasons why Bonnets needs to be tight are
– The wearer has long hair that constantly falls out of the bonnet and into food/places it should not be
– It’s cold outside, so the chin strap is needed to keep a tight grip on the headwear.
It is important to note that if you are wearing a tight bonnet and your blood flow is being constricted, this could lead to headaches and dizziness as well as tingles in extremities like fingers and toes. One of the most common reasons for believing women are supposed to wear their hair tightly are because people are afraid “loose hairs” will fall out onto clothes/in food or cause embarrassment due to someone’s insensitive comment when it was just an individual trying her best with what she had at the time.