So, after speaking to many Muslimah who have all been wearing the hijab for at least over a decade now, every topic came up other than hair care.
Now ladies, I don’t know about you, but just because you aren’t showing your hair outside the home, doesn’t mean you should neglect it! Whipping it into a tight bun just to get it out of the way isn’t going to do anything but damage your hair.
If you think about it, 80% of our day is spent in a hijab. Now, why would I further neglect my hair for that left over 20% of my day.
Here are some tips to help you take care of all that hair as a hijabi!
Make silk pillows your best friend
Now, silk pillows are one of those things that you might assume to be a fad, but in reality, it does more than just make you look prestige! Our hair is more sensitive then we realise, silk pillows help control secretions from oil glands – aka sebaceous glands.
Normal cotton pillowcases soak up the oil in your hair overnight, which makes your scalp produce even more oil than it should, to compensate for the oil that has been lost.
Although you may not see a change overnight, small consistent steps will add up and make a difference over time.
Know your hair
There are countless types of hair and therefore countless types of products for all those hair types. However, it can be difficult to actually understand what your hair type is. Do you blow dry your hair daily? If so, try not to. Have dyed your hair? Maybe cut down on that too. Does it need a cut every month? How dry does it get? How oily does it get?
Once you understand your hair type, it will be much easier to learn about the products that work and the products that don’t – trial and error.
In my opinion, opt for more natural products. Try and stay away from too many chemicals in a bottle. This will allow your hair to heal and detox.
Make some time to get outdoors
Making time to sit outside in the sunshine will probably be the most important point I make. Our surroundings affect our hair in ways we don’t even notice. Our hair is always suffocated and never sees any form of natural light.
Your hair will wither away if not cared for properly. If you are in the UAE or Middle East, head over to your local ladies only beaches. If you are in the UK, then sit in your garden whenever the sun is out.
Let your hair enjoy some Vitamin D and some wind. It needs oxygen to breathe too!
Stop pulling your hair back
Your receding hairline isn’t going to stop receding if you don’t stop pulling your hair back! Muslim women in the past didn’t really face this problem. However, with all the new hijab trends which entail having a big bun by clipping a puffy clip at the back of our heads inadvertently putting extra weight on our hair we are more likely to be prone to breakage and hair falling out.
Let’s start loosening our buns and ponytails ladies!
Cut a fringe
Not only will that stop you from pulling your front hairs all the way to the back of your head, but they are also incredibly stylish! They will make you look younger and give you an edge. So let’s stop pulling our hair so hard and give it room to breathe.
How do you keep your hair healthy under your hijab? Let us know in the comments!
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