September 28, 2011

Hair Care Under Hijab

Wafa is pretty much always on Twitter or Facebook, hence the name (clever, right?). On this particular occasion, she fell across interesting advice from scarf-styling gurus, sixteenR:
The issue of hair care is easily overlooked, even among women who wear hijab. To avoid spending time on maintaining hair, some people will say they are too busy, too lazy, or every other reason possible. The truth is, if we're given the ability to take care of ourselves, then it becomes a responsibility to keep our hair clean, strong, and healthy, even if we do not show our hair in public. Not only is this important for our overall health and cleanliness, but regularly maintaining a clean and fresh appearance, even if we're not in public, can help increase self-confidence and decrease likelihood of depression :)

Many of you ladies know that cleanliness from head-to-toe is also a sunnah of The Prophet(sws), and something that we should follow. The Prophet(sws) stated that cleanliness is part of our Iman (faith) and that our body has a right over us. Not only does this mean that our bodies need rest and relaxation in moderation, but it is clear that we also owe ourselves the right to be healthy and well-maintained, from head-to-toe.

So after seeing sixteenR's tweet, we started to wonder how many of you wear your hair in a bun or braid and what advice you would share about keeping your hair well in each style. Check out our Facebook poll to see which style is preferred. Wafa was surprised with the results, but I'm not because it's the same way I usually keep my hair all under my hijab.

We also received some lovely tips on how best to minimize hair breakage and split ends, and to keep everything neat and tidy. Check out a few of our favorites:

I also found a great video w/advice specifically for taking care of your hair while wearing hijab:

This video has some good advice for anyone on keeping hair healthy:

Below are some of the tips from the videos above that I felt were especially important. Check them out and if you've got more, add it in the comments below!
  • Trim your hair every 2 - 3 months
  • Deep condition every 2 weeks
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Be wary of the material of your scarf
  • Wear an under cap to prevent friction


Haute Muslimah said...

I had no idea about the braid! Thanks for sharing guys :)

sixteenR said...

Great Article!

Hameed Ali Ahmed said...

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UmmSultana said...

Different ethnicities have different hair care needs! Let's not forget that and we should take the time to learn wat would be most beneficial for our hair types ;) good luck ladies!!

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