I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.
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Head Covering in Real Life

What does head covering in real life look like? Head covering for those who haven’t really had any exposure or experience with it can be mysterious. Photos online of those selling coverings are professional, beautiful but not real life.

I’ve asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

These women are mothers, grandmothers and single women that have decided head covering is biblical. Some practice it daily and some only part-time. The styles range from hijab, to tichel, to draping, to bandana-style.

Whatever head covering style appeals to you, there is a head covering in real life photo that will correspond.

I appreciate these ladies letting me use their photos. Pictures like the ones below are a constant encouragement to my head covering life.

Especially if you aren’t surrounded by a community of covers, I encourage you to be involved with other head covering ladies online to find support for your journey as a head covering Christian woman.

If you would like to submit pictures, please upload them to me on Facebook.

Head Covering in Real Life (23 Pictures)

Head covering in real life is possible. If you are wanting to know how to achieve some of these styles, check out this post on the top 40 head covering tutorial videos on YouTube.

Going to Church

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

In the Car

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Dinnertime

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Going to a Concert

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

In a Wedding

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Breastfeeding

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

At Burger King

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Attacked by Kids

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

At the Park

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

On the Couch

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

At the Museum

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Out for a Stroll

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Looking at Christmas Lights

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Skyping

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Snuggling with Baby

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

On Vacation

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Early in the Morning

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Out and About

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Sunday Night Football

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I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Drinking Tea

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

At Work

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

Enjoying Nature

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

At Home

Head covering in real life is doable.

Final Thoughts on Head Covering in Real Life

Head covering looks different for every woman. Some women choose to do it all the time, while others choose to do it only part-time.

Personally, I cover more than just at church, but less than all the time. I might cover while grocery shopping one day, and not the next. Some days I need an extra reminder of my God or I feel especially prayerful.

However and whenever you choose to cover, I pray that these photos make head covering in real life more attainable.

If you are looking to purchase head covers, please check out my blog post on The Best Place to Buy Christian Head Covers or just visit Modli.co*.

I've asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations.

21 Comments

  • Sarah Hall

    It’s wonderful to see that others have been feeling the same strong conviction my sister and I have been these last few months. I started to research the other day and have been searching for so many answers I couldn’t find. Till tonight when I came across this page. I have felt like I should wear one all the time. I am constantly talking to God. Thank you for the inspiration, I will be wearing a covering for the first time tomorrow. Nervous and excited.

  • Serena Wagler

    I have been heavily convicted to start covering. And I find that when I do, my anxiety decreases and I feel peaceful. I have spent a lot of time trying to explain away what I was finding in Scripture. Is your head covering group online or do you guys meet in person? I am interested in getting to know other women Who have navigated their way through this. I really enjoyed reading your blog.

  • Regina

    Hi Elaine,
    Thank you for the pictures of these lovely Christian ladies. I realize this post is old and you probably won’t see my comment. I attend a Baptist church. I’m the only one who covers and today at church pastor taught on 1 Cor. 11 and I have never been so humiliated in all my life. I felt like I might as well be put in front of the whole congregation with a sign around my neck that says “Don’t wear a headcovering or wear long dresses in this church” . I almost left church in tears. I’m almost afraid to show up in church next Sunday. Anyway, I’m just very sad right now.

    • RadicalChristianWoman.com

      I see all the comments. And I’m soooooo sorry. How awful! Keep strong sister, you aren’t alone. Be brave, maybe God is doing something and the Devil is using that man to fight the coming understanding. Or find another church. I’m so sorry.

  • Elizabeth

    Hello there,
    I’m starting to cover my head.
    My one concern though is that if a Christian wear something that looks like a Muslim covering?!
    I think that point needs to be thought through. Unless The Lord is using it in a particular way to reach Muslims?
    Praise God, Great Things He has done

    • RadicalChristianWoman.com

      I think wearing a hijab is fine if your spirit is okay with it. My husband doesn’t want me to wear that particular style, but I know that some women do wear it without issue. The hijab style isn’t just a style for Muslims, orthodox ladies in different countries also wear it.

  • Chrisy

    I think you are not being very Biblical. The Bible tells us to wear them while praying prophesying. If we are to be in prayer all the times, then when need to wear one at al times. Also, you do this as a fashion statement and this is not to remind you of God. If you have to be reminded of God you have bigger problems then you understand.

    • RadicalChristianWoman.com

      Dear sweet sister, please understand that my heart is first and foremost to honor the Lord. Though we may disagree, let us live in peace and not quarrel about when to wear a cover or think negatively about each other.

  • Andrea

    Just want to say thank you for your blog! I’ve been reading so much of it lately because I resonate so much! I’m a conservative Christian, sometimes even more conservative than the conservatives (esp when it comes to headcovering, gender roles etc), but then I’m often more liberal than some conservatives, and honestly can get exasperated by the more fundamentalist mindset–but definitely *not* a liberal or “progressive” Christian. Soooo relate to many of your posts!

    As far as headcovering goes, I’m kind of like you. I’ve been covering at church every week, but there are times when I crave wearing it throughout the week. I feel more loving, more cooperative with my husband and family, and more close to Jesus when I’m wearing it. I did want to ask a question…and I don’t really know *where* to ask it, so I thought here would be a good place. This is coming from someone who mainly covers during Sunday worship services….When you are at church, but not corporate worship, like a Bible study, music practice, etc. do you cover? I’m leaning toward erring on the side of covering when at these types of functions, but wanted someone else’s perspective. Thanks 😀

    • Elaine Mingus

      It’s nice to find a place where you “fit”, right?

      Yes, anytime I do something “spiritual” I do usually cover, I find it’s easier that finding myself without or digging around for it and putting it on. Having it already on makes it less awkward for me and others, at least that’s how I feel.

  • Charlotte

    I have just seen this page via pinterest and it so so beautiful to see all those lovely ladies in their everyday lives wearing head coverings. I wear one for Mass and for private prayer and it gives me so much strength and concentration, like a mantle from God. I love the wedding picture particularly – so beautiful and reverent, especially when I imagine it wasn’t a “covering” wedding or church. This shows real conviction and a sense of tradition. I hope it was admired and possibly the subject of some conversation which may have led somewhere wholesome……..

      • Charlotte

        I can just imagine the scene before the wedding: everyone a little nervous and maybe even anxious. One of the bridesmaids (maybe even our friend in the chapel cap) suggests that they join hands for a prayer before the service to wish the couple all God’s love and blessings and this is the joyful moment caught on camera. Beautiful.

        I wonder if this is the wearer’s normal choice of covering for church, or maybe a suggestion from the bride.

        Thank you

  • Jackie pippin

    Hi, while I am very familiar with what the Bible says about head covering, I have never known anyone who does it. We consider it a cultural practice of Christians at the time it was written but not imperative today. As a Baptist, we are considered very conservative and abstain from all forms of alcohol. You can imagine how surprised I was to see someone more conservative than I am mentioning enjoying wine! How funny!
    I found you on Pinterest and am intrigued! I will be reading more! Thank you for your example of faith!.

    • Elaine Mingus

      Glad to have you here!! I just recently gave up wine in November 2015 (I guess it’s almost a year now). I think it’s fine to have a glass or two occasionally, but given my past addiction and my tendency toward habitual behavior I finally (after 15 years) decided it best to abstain. Maybe forever, or at least until Jesus returns!!!

      I wrote a blog on it called I Think I’m a Christian Alcoholic.

      I love Jesus. I strive for holiness. I don’t care what culture says, I’ll follow the Bible even if it pisses people off…but then I did just say “pisses.” So, ya know.

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