"And if you use hats to hide uncooperative hair... the turban is not a smart choice."Believe me; the turban is great for hiding hair! You just have to know how to pin your hair, but you need to do that if you're wearing a wig and some hats. A turban is more flexible than a wig or hat, so if you have long hair it's no problem. I've seen many women use their long hair to add shape to the turban. And yes, I know that bli neder, no promises/vows/oaths, I must do a photo post about hair covering including scarves and turbans.
During my heavy years I preferred how I looked in hats, but recently, since I have lost weight, I started wearing tichels (scarves) again, and then I began playing with the oversized, long scarves, wrapping them around my head. The result is a turban. I've gotten lots of compliments when wearing them. There's an important practical aspect; they are easy to pack, taking up almost no space and don't need a protective box. They need less care than a wig, and you can buy many for what a good hat or wig cost. You can tie them different ways to make different impressions, styles etc. Some people wear multiple scarves wound around in the most amazing ways. You can use any fabric or combination; it doesn't have to be a bought scarf. A pin can be added for extra accent, making it more "hat-like."
I'd like your opinion about turbans, whether you cover your hair or not.