How to take care of hijab hair

Asia has some Muslim dominated countries and their beauty standards for women include a headscarf or hijab which is choice for many. There are so many women in particular in Pakistan who have hair fall due to the way they wear their headscarf. Many other people complain of a migraine as they don’t know how to wear it properly. To protect your hair from damage and excess fall out and stay within the Asian beauty standards, there are some tips for our hijabi sisters for better hair growth and hair strength even with long hours of a tight hijab on.

Never think the hijab is bad for your hair

So no matter what people tell you, you can’t really damage your hair with the right way of putting the hijab on. In many ways, it is a blessing as it protects your hair from all the harmful chemicals and the rays of the sun. If your hair is greatly exposed to the rays of the sun UVA and UVB rays can really damage your hair from the outer covering called the cuticle. Signs of sun damage to your hair include discoloration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. Damaged hair has a dry look and feel. Although, there can be many reasons for damaged hair and discoloration the excess rays of the sun is one of the hidden reasons.

Tie your hair correctly

The hair tie under your hijab can play a very important role. This depends on person to person. Some like tightly packed hair underneath while for some that may cause headaches. In order to protect your hair from damage, it’s good to have a neat bun underneath. If you want to reduce the pressure on your hair, you can wear a hijab cap underneath. This will keep your baby hair intact and in place and avoid excessive breakage of hair.

Your scarf material is important

The material you choose for your headscarf can really be your preference but for the beauty of your hair, you need to choose carefully. In Asia, many women use cotton scarves and that can be okay for most. You can also use chiffon. It is important that you choose a breathable material for your hair. We also need to make sure that there is very less friction between your hair and your scarf. For that, you should choose your scarf wisely or it can cause some problems for you.

Hair hygiene

This is the most important point for beauty standards in Asia and everywhere when it comes to hair care under the hijab. You must never leave your hair too oily and packed under the hijab. This is can lead to many scalp problems and skin problems related to the scalp of the hair. Seborrheic Dermatitis can affect the oily areas of your body which obviously includes your scalp so make sure you avoid it. Wash your hair and as well as your hijab cap often to avoid such hair problems. 

Artificial volume is not the answer

Science has something to say about the clip weight and the weight or the cloth you choose to cover your head with. If the clip is too high up and heavy on the head it can cause a strain on your hair, neck and your head. It is best that you use light clips and don’t put too much burden on those beautiful locks!

Some final tips

Keep your hair care routine intact which hot and cold oil treatments. It is important to let your hair down even if you come back after a long and a hard day. Keeping your hair roots stuck in one position can cause stiffness in them. It best to bring them down once you are done with that tiring day and slowly massage your scalp and allow your roots to breathe free.

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