Mandatory headcovers for women is a topic that has been debated throughout the history of Judaism. Some rabbis believe hair covering is an absolute obligation originating from Moses at Sinai, while others say it is a standard of modesty defined by the Jewish community. The Yiddish word tichel or Hebrew word mitpachat means head scarf. Today, many married Orthodox Jewish women still wear tichels. Some also wear a wig, a practice dating back to 17th Century France. Today, the decision to cover one’s hair is based on a combination of law and custom, personal choice, and community identification. Like regular head scarves, tichel headcovers are available in styles to suit all occasions. At Headcovers, we offer tichels in a beautiful array of solid colors, patterns, and fabrics. Select from one of many pre-tied or easy-to-tie head scarves – uphold a meaningful tradition while embracing your inner fashion style.
  1. Belize Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Belize Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  2. So Simple Scarves™ - Pre-Tied Scarf Headcovering
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    So Simple Scarves™ - Pre-Tied Scarf Headcovering
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $22.99
  3. Athens Floral | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Athens Floral | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  4. Isabelle Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Isabelle Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  5. Sierra Swirl | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
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    Sierra Swirl | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  6. Perth Paisley | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
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    Perth Paisley | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  7. Florence Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Florence Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  8. Slip On Slinky Headwrap Pre-Tied Head Scarf
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    Slip On Slinky Headwrap Pre-Tied Head Scarf
    Retail $32.99 Our Price $19.99
  9. Easy On Pre Tied Head Scarf | Cardani Bamboo Viscose Ready Tie Scarves
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    Easy On Pre Tied Head Scarf | Cardani Bamboo Viscose Ready Tie Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $16.99
  10. So Simple Scarves™ | Pre-Tied Scarf Head Covering in 100% Cotton Tie Dye Prints
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    So Simple Scarves™ | Pre-Tied Scarf Head Covering in 100% Cotton Tie Dye Prints
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $22.99
  11. Delft Floral | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Delft Floral | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  12. Valencia Paisley | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Valencia Paisley | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $0.00
  13. Slip-On Scarf - Pre-Tied Head Scarf in Solids
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    Slip-On Scarf - Pre-Tied Head Scarf in Solids
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $19.99
  14. Viscose from Bamboo Slip On Scarf - Pre-Tied Scarves in Luxury Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
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    Viscose from Bamboo Slip On Scarf - Pre-Tied Scarves in Luxury Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $19.99
  15. Knitted Head Wrap | Pure Cotton Long Tail Head Covering
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    Knitted Head Wrap | Pure Cotton Long Tail Head Covering
    Retail $50.00 Our Price $29.99
  16. Aspen Leaves | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Aspen Leaves | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  17. Oversized 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
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    Oversized 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  18. In A Snap Reversible Head Wrap | Cardani Viscose from Bamboo Scarf Cap
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    In A Snap Reversible Head Wrap | Cardani Viscose from Bamboo Scarf Cap
    Retail $32.99 Our Price $20.99
  19. Bamboo Viscose Scarf Beanie | Cardani Beanie for Chemo or Hair Loss
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    Bamboo Viscose Scarf Beanie | Cardani Beanie for Chemo or Hair Loss
    Retail $24.99 Our Price $16.99
  20. Pre Tied Scarves - So Simple Scarf in Silky Soft Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
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    Pre Tied Scarves - So Simple Scarf in Silky Soft Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
    Retail $42.50 Our Price $28.99
  21. Short Tail Cableknit Scarf | Pure Cotton Knitted Head Wrap
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    Short Tail Cableknit Scarf | Pure Cotton Knitted Head Wrap
    Retail $45.00 Our Price $24.99
  22. Allison Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
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    Allison Print | 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves
    Retail $30.00 Our Price $18.99
  23. Bailey Newsboy Head Wrap Scarf | 100% Organic Cotton Pre-Tied Scarf with Brim
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    Bailey Newsboy Head Wrap Scarf | 100% Organic Cotton Pre-Tied Scarf with Brim
    Retail $40.00 Our Price $22.99
  24. Easy to Tie (E-T-T) Scarf Cap in Premium Prints
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    Easy to Tie (E-T-T) Scarf Cap in Premium Prints
    Retail $45.00 Our Price $24.99
  25. Lace Sleep Cap | Soft Hat Liner | Cardani® Viscose from Bamboo
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    Lace Sleep Cap | Soft Hat Liner | Cardani® Viscose from Bamboo
    Retail $19.99 Our Price $14.99
  26. Hannah Headwrap in Cotton Woodblock Prints
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    Hannah Headwrap in Cotton Woodblock Prints
    Retail $28.99 Our Price $16.99
  27. Padded Carol Scarf - Easy Tie Head Scarf
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    Padded Carol Scarf - Easy Tie Head Scarf
    Retail $18.99 Our Price $15.99
  28. Instant Tie Headscarf - Padded Easy Tie Triangle Scarf in Luxury Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
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    Instant Tie Headscarf - Padded Easy Tie Triangle Scarf in Luxury Viscose from Bamboo by Cardani
    Retail $25.99 Our Price $16.99
  29. Padded Carol Scarf | 100% Organic Cotton Easy Tie Head Wrap Scarf
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    Padded Carol Scarf | 100% Organic Cotton Easy Tie Head Wrap Scarf
    Retail $25.00 Our Price $15.99
  30. 100% Cotton Knit Headwrap Durag | Doo Rag for Women
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    100% Cotton Knit Headwrap Durag | Doo Rag for Women
    Retail $22.00 Our Price $15.99
  31. Boho Scarf | Pre Tied Head Scarves | Ready Tie Beanie Head Scarf
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    Boho Scarf | Pre Tied Head Scarves | Ready Tie Beanie Head Scarf
    Retail $32.99 Our Price $22.99
  32. Mesh Oblong Head Scarf
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    Mesh Oblong Head Scarf
    Retail $32.99 Our Price $19.99
  33. 100% Cotton Looped Accessory Beanie
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    100% Cotton Looped Accessory Beanie
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $19.99
  34. So Simple Scarves™ - Pre-Tied Scarf in Crinkle Chiffon
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    So Simple Scarves™ - Pre-Tied Scarf in Crinkle Chiffon
    Retail $29.99 Our Price $22.99

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What is a Tichel?

Tichel is a Jewish word that simply means ‘head scarf’. Orthodox Jewish women wear head coverings after they get married, often choosing a tichel to keep their hair covered. The Jewish scarf can also be worn by unmarried women or non-Orthodox Jews - it all depends on personal preference and beliefs. There are many different kinds of Jewish head coverings ranging from hasidic hats and kippah (yarmulke) for men to tichel and sheitel for women. A sheitel is a wig worn by married women, which is another option for entirely covering the hair.

Many women choose to wear tichels for non-religious reasons as well. They are fashionable head scarves that can provide a stylish or regal look for women covering hair loss, or for those who simply like the appearance of a tichel. Headcovers offers a variety of tichels in various colors, patterns, and fabrics to suit every woman’s needs.

 

How to Choose a Jewish Head Covering

Choosing the type of Jewish headwear that is right for you depends on your own practices and lifestyle, but there are many kinds of tichels to suit different styles and preferences. Headcovers has many types of pre-tied and easy-to-tie scarves that make wearing a tichel simple and fashionable. You can even wear a wig underneath the tichel if you wish!

We have a selection of several fabrics and weaves including cotton, silk, chiffon, satin, fleece, wool, bamboo, and blends. We offer a variety of colors and patterns that are excellent for everyday wear or to dress up for a special occasion. With so many options its hard to choose just one! It can also help to select a material or brand to filter which options you are looking for. If you have any questions about tichels or other head coverings, please contact us at 1-800-264-HATS (4287).

 

Jewish Headwear at Headcovers

We are proud to provide a selection of beautiful head covering options for everyone that wants to feel comfortable and stylish wearing a tichel. Our female Jewish head covering styles have hundreds of reviews from women who wear scarves everyday, or alternate with other jewish headwear. Check out some of our favorite top-rated items:


Bamboo Slip On Scarf - Pre-Tied Scarves in Luxury Bamboo by Cardani - Silky and luxurious in feel, this comfy scarf slips on instantly. This patent pending head covering provides instant sophistication with zero effort. With no tying required, you’re ready to leave the house without any styling! The bamboo material is super soft and cool for sensitive scalps, and is also a popular choice for women who have hair.


Oversized 100% Cotton Woodblock Hand Stamped Head Scarves | 36" Square Head Scarf - These 100% cotton scarves are soft and breathable, designed to be oversized for styling ease. Create bows and ties with these beautifully patterned tichels available in tens of styles and colors. Try a neutral scarf to match with any outfit, or a bolder color for a fun look!


Slip On Slinky Headwrap Pre-Tied Head Scarf - Keep calm and slip it on! The pre-tied back is intricately gathered, giving a sophisticated appearance. This soft and stretchy tichel provides total coverage with a lycra fabric that stays put. We know that busy women don't always have time to spend tying intricate knots in fancy head scarves, so we have designed our Slip On Scarf with your convenience in mind. You

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