If you’re anything like me, you’re jewellery collection is ever expanding. I’m a self-confessed hoarder and I have a particular soft spot for costume jewellery.
With Eid, weddings and a bunch of events coming up, I’m digging out my hair pieces to see what I have and what I can add to my collection!
Tikkas are a traditional peices of jewellery which hang from the hair on to the forehead. In recent times they’re more readily available in mainstream stores and sites.Here area two of my favourites availabe at the moment.
|ASOS (Johnny Loves Rosie) // Claire’s|
One dilemma that I always seem to have however is that I can’t rock a middle parting. My face is more on the round side of oval and a middle parting just emphasises the round part! I love going all out with traditional jewellery whenever I get the opportunity and for a long time I struggled with how to wear a tikka without a middle parting.
The tikka is usually meant to hang from your hair….securely gripped by pins of course…down on to the forehead. However if you have a hairstyle which doesnt include a middle parting you can do either of the following two (very easy) steps.
First I use a pair of tweezers to remove the chain part of the Tikka. I just twist it off and it usually comes undone. You can also used your hands, or jewellery pliers.
Now that you’re left with only the part that hangs you can do one of two things. “Hairstylists” usually use a piece of thread matching the colour of your hair and loop it through the small hole (where the chain was attached). This thread is then pinned inside your hair using grips and bobby pins, allowing the tikka to hang.
Alternatively, I like to use an even easier method – Eyelash glue!
Yep that’s right, I grab some good old eyelash glue (Eyelure works great) and smear it on to the back of my Tikka. It sticks surprisingly well to metal! Next I position it onto my forehead where I would like it to sit and then wait for it to dry. Voila!
An additional perk to using the glue is that the tikka stays in place and you don’t have to worry about it moving around.
Removing it is just as easy, you just peel it off, as you would with an eyelash and use baby oil to remove any residue from your forehead.
What do you think of my tips? Have you ever worn a tikka before? Which is your favourite?