winter hat suggestions?

My hair is just below shoulder length, and I have yet to find a warm winter hat that looks good and doesn't flatten my curls. I've tried earmuffs but when it gets very cold, I need more protection. It would be a bonus if the hat could also protect the hair from cold also. Any suggestions?
2A canopy
3A underneath
There was someone here who wore this one and liked it. I was going to get one too but I haven't needed a hat this year. It's been COLD but I haven't been outside long enough.
http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod/0...52452859199020
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Thank you for the great suggestion! It might even be deep enough for me to tuck the waves inside.
2A canopy
3A underneath
The site has this one, too. If I lived in a cooler climate, I'd so buy it!
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I would still be afraid of flattening the curls withthis hat.
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I'm just gonna throw this option in: maybe just don't wear one at all. I'm in WI. It gets pretty cold here and I know about the losing-all-your-heat-through-your-head theory. But all I seem to need is a nice, big scarf. My theory is that it stops the heat at the neck, keeping it in the torso area. I dunno, works for me.
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OMG! I am NEVER without a hat in the winter here!

However, I tried my hood today and it kept me plenty warm without the smashage. My trusted hat seems to be causing a lot of halo frizz .

I thought about doing a scarf wrap around my head (not just the neck) but I can't pull it off without looking like I'm about 80 years old. I'm not getting that cool Jackie O look at all.

Then there's ear warmers or muffs, which most straight-haired women seem to favor.
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http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...entPage=family
I just ordered this beret style hat from Polo. I was thinking that it has some space for the curls to be in, and if it is very cold it may fit all my hair in.

As for not going with a hat, hairdressers have told me that below freezing temps can damage hair. Has anyone heard proof for or against that theory? If it doesn't cause damage, I could be warm with the scarf and earmuffs most of the time.
2A canopy
3A underneath
Hi,have you considered a ski band? Keeps ears and a certain amount of your head warm, without squashing your hair down. I like this one....

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTnakiska.html

If you know a knitter, that migt be on option

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I'm all about the big roomy hood in my down coat! It's not pretty, but it keeps me warm and has lots of room for the hair.

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I just ordered this beret style hat from Polo. I was thinking that it has some space for the curls to be in, and if it is very cold it may fit all my hair in.

As for not going with a hat, hairdressers have told me that below freezing temps can damage hair. Has anyone heard proof for or against that theory? If it doesn't cause damage, I could be warm with the scarf and earmuffs most of the time.
Originally Posted by sine.wave
A knitted beret is my preference for winter. It doesn't squash the curls. Mine are not as nice as this one!

I don't know about the cold temps damaging hair. A cold wind could maybe dry the hair, and certainly mess up the curls. But otherwise I think it would only get damaged if your hair was wet and it froze. I have frozen my hair a few times with no noticeable bad effects, but I was careful not to move it while it was stiff.
Great ideas.
I read this about cold weather damage to hair:

"Hair dries out more quickly because there is less humidity in the air. This dryness, combined with the cold, makes hair brittle and easier to break."

It is a fact that cold air has less capacity to hold moisture than warm air. However, a source of moisture is needed (such as a humidifier used in the winter) to raise the humidity of cold air. So it makes me wonder if a hat had a liner that could be lightly spritzed with water (or just spritz the inside of the hat or hood?) it could counteract the drying effects of cold dry air by creating a warm moist environment around the hair. Although, it could be a problem to expose moistened hair to below freezing temperatures if the hat were removed....
2A canopy
3A underneath
update: I received the knit beret from Polo, and I love it. It is not a solution to covering all of my hair, but what it does do is keep my head warm without flattening the curls or leaving hat marks on my forehead. The band is wide and fairly loose and the upper part leaves room for the curls to just BE and the lower part of my hair looks as it always does instead of being pushed out by the hat.
2A canopy
3A underneath
When I lived in DE and was not wearing a coat with a hood, I wore a black beret (made me feel like a sexy French girl, lol!) or a head scarf, sort of like this one (but cheaper):


This one can be found at: http://www.vermontoriginals.com/store/productlist/1332/
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update: I received the knit beret from Polo, and I love it. It is not a solution to covering all of my hair, but what it does do is keep my head warm without flattening the curls or leaving hat marks on my forehead. The band is wide and fairly loose and the upper part leaves room for the curls to just BE and the lower part of my hair looks as it always does instead of being pushed out by the hat.
Originally Posted by sine.wave
I am very tempted by that beret....
i hike all day in the cold weather and rarely need more than a fleece earband. If i need to look presentable after the hike, i will put it in a pineapple and braid the hair, use the earband, and if it is cold i'll stick it under any old hat i have. this system protects the hair from wind and getting blown around, the pineapple preserves the height and the braid keeps the curls from getting squished. so i look REALLY coneheaded and dorky while hiking but pretty good afterwards. If i care more about how i look while hiking than afterward i leave it down or in low pony with earband and hat. I have a really cool hat i got for city wear, braided pineapple goes underneath but hat is so high it does not look dorky or coneheaded.
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Where else could you get that Lands end bucket hat. they don't havea medium in red? I think it might be okay. Old Navy?
Hair type, thin, 3b, past my shoulders always looking for length. Use jessicurl hair cleansing cream, devacurl one c, angel, set it free, Always see a deva trained stylist for cut and Aveda Institute for color.
My solution to the hat issue is I wear my hair wavier this time of year. I achieve the look but using a relaxing balm and gel. I think the cut I got also helps achieve the look. It looks kind of like Madonna's current hairstyle. I can get away with knit caps with wavyish hair. I am a 3a btw.
I usually wear a fleece hat from old navy because it's not as tight as most of my other hats. Although, the high here in Wisconsin tomorrow is -11 with a windchill of -29 so I think I'll choose warmth over good hair...
I got this one in olive green (or 'loden' as they call it) a week ago and love it.
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