Hair and Hijab Care 101
As we live our busy lives, going to work, heading home, cooking dinner for the family, looking after the kids, getting them to pray, putting them to sleep, its almost impossible to find time for self care. Today, we want to share with you some tips on hair care that will be beneficial and useful when wearing your Hijab:
1. Correctly tie your hair:
First of all, you have to learn how to tie your hair accurately. Hair must not be tied too tight nor too high. For silky hair, you may use a hair cap or inner, especially if your hair comes out on the forehead. Using the hair cap will resolve this issue. At Suriah Scarves, we have the inner jersey cap which can assist with this issue. This will relieve the pressure and provide breathing space for hair.
2. Selecting a hair-friendly scarf / hijab material:
For this, you need to develop an understanding of the material of scarves. You must use a scarf that best suits your hair and scalp. Start out by trying out different types of materials (there are so many out there!). Chiffon and cotton material hijab scarves are most common and a great place to start. Your Hijab should be It should be easily breathable. Washing your under cap regularly will reduce the friction between your hair and scarf.
3. Volume of your hair:
When you put multiple layers of a scarf on your head, it can place unnecessary pressure on your head making the head feel heavy and the hair feel suffocated. Most of the hijab-wearing girls like their hijab too high, but please note, this may be putting alot of pressure on the head, neck, and hair. Instead of using flower clips, try normal ponies.
4. Dry your hair first after wash:
Never wear a hijab with wet hair. ALWAYS, dry your hair. If you have to wear a hijab urgently you can use a blow dryer to dry your hair. Wearing hijab on wet hair puts a strain on your hair and causes them to push backward resulting in weakening of hair roots and may cause dandruff.
5. Oiling your hair:
Treat your hair with homemade remedies on days off. You may use aloe vera gel, and Henna to condition your hair at home. This will improve their growth and make them stronger. This way you can maintain the health of your hair by treating them well on weekends even if you wear hijab regularly.
6. Treat your hair well:
Wearing a hijab regularly can cause dandruff and itching to the scalp. Another option to care for your hair are hair oils. Oiling nourishes the hair and scalp as well. You can mix 2-3 good oils for the health of your hair. Massaging your hair for at least 20 minutes once a week improve blood circulation. This will make your hair look better and shine. Oiling the hair prevents hair fall, reduces breakage of hair, and keeps them hydrated. It provides strength to the roots of the hair and reduces the risk of lice. It also prevents a lot of bacterial and anti-fungal infections.
7. Focus on general hair care:
Just keeping your hair covered doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of them. Covered hair needs more attention and care as compared to free hair. So, you need to pay focus to care your hair and keep them neat and clean. You must comb your hair regularly before wearing your hijab and after taking it off. Regularly trim your hair to get rid of split and brittle ends. This will make your hair look fresh and neat. Use a good shampoo to wash your hair.
8. Let your hair loose and set it free:
Also, take some time to loose your hair and set them free at least once in a whole day. When you are at home, keep your hair open if they are short. You may keep them in a loose bun if you have long hair. This will provide the breathing space and improve their growth. This will also help to relieve the stress and pressure you are having on your head or scalp. You will feel free by keeping your hair loose for some time. This will also give a feeling of relaxation to your mind.
9. Enhance Intake of water, protein, and vitamins:
A good intake of water is essential for the maintenance of the health of your hair. Taking proper nutritious elements daily such as vitamins and proteins play an important role in the health of hair. Increase your daily water intake, eat healthy food and also take vitamins after consultation with your doctor. Including fresh vegetables fruits and nuts in your diet is good for hair. Avoid increased intake of sugars, carbs, fast food, and junk food. They don’t contain enough vitamins. Instead, they may damage your stomach and cause food poisoning. So, eat healthy food to have happy and healthy hair.
10. Focus on the benefits of your hijab:
You cannot neglect the benefits of the hijab. Wearing a hijab is a beneficial thing. It is an amazing feeling. It saves time that you may spend styling your hair in case if you don’t wear a hijab. You don’t need to worry about curling and straightening your hair. It is easier to hide those split ends with hijab if you are too lazy to trim them. Hijab protects your hair from dirt. Hijab itself is protection for females. It guarantees a women's chastity. Wearing a hijab also builds up your confidence. You feel even more confident and protect with the hijab as compared to without the hijab.