I'm not sure why others deem them to be "hot" and "thick" as this has not been my experience. If worn over the face, without folding over the fabric as shown in the advertisement photos, the material is light and easy to breathe through. I live in a desert and received the product while it was still cold. I had to fold it over when it was cold to cut down on the wind/air flow coming through and to produce warmth. Now that it's Summer, wearing them as-is is perfectly comfortable and breathable. My only regret is not ordering a group with solid colors for when I actually want to wear them as a hair wrap. lol.