March 12, 2012

Top 3 Volume Techniques (Videos)

So, you want some volume, but you don't want to cross the line into "camel hump" territory?
We've scavenged the net to find you the three easiest ways to add a little depth to your hijab look,
without going overboard!

In our last post, we asked you whether the "poofy hijab" look should continue or be sent off on retirement.
Below are the results from our Facebook poll, as of Sunday afternoon:

click here to view poll
13 votes wanted the look to retire in favor of other hijab styles,
4 votes wanted the hijab to stay "smooth and simple",
and 2 votes wanted to keep on rocking the poofy hijab look. 

The results from this poll inspired us to find a middle ground between the fitted and smooth look and the infamous, and often obnoxious, hijab bump.  Below, we've listed our top three techniques to get you the depth and "umph" in your hijab, but without the "hump"!
In the following looks, high buns and ponytails will not be required. 
(We encourage you to make any adjustments to the following styles, 
which you may find necessary to wear them as per Islamic guidelines.)

Technique #1 - Loose Draping
You Need: 1 hijab, any material, average or oversized
By far, the easiest, most convenient way to add some depth to your hijab look, is to wear it loosely. Don't underestimate the power of a light and airy hijab when it comes to adding a new element to your look! In order to keep with the Islamic guidelines for hijab, while trying this look, you have the option to either wear an inner hijab, or pin and drape the hijab so that what needs be covered, will be. The first video tutorial, just below, illustrates this style in such an easy way that anyone should be able to try it! (has background music):

Technique #2 - Choose Structured Fabrics
You Need: 1 hijab, crisp/crinkly material, average size (oversized, if wrapping loosely)
Another way to go is simply to change the material of your hijab. Crisp or crinkly fabrics tend to maintain their structure and this is most visible when wrapped loosely. Since these fabrics don't lie completely flat on your head, it's easier to build up depth with just a few layers. You can wrap it as you normally do, with the last layer sitting loosely on your head, or wrap it loosely from the start (see above). Check out how former-HFW Featurette, Amenakin, drapers her crinkly hijab, in the tutorial below:

Technique #3 - Layered Folds
You Need: 1 hijab, any material (not too thick), wider than average is best (square scarves work well!)
This look was actually the hardest to find a decent tutorial for. The idea is simply to fold layers of your hijab forward and carefully wrap around that to cover any uncovered spots. This is a great alternative to keep in mind because you can do with most hijabs, even the ones you already have! The look might require a few more pins than the first alternative, however. Be careful not to use too many folds or fabric that is too thick, which will create too much bulk on top!

You can try each technique individually, or try more than one technique at a time (loose draping with crinkly fabrics, fold forward with loose draping, etc.). You really do have lots of choices when it comes to getting a little volume for your hijab, if that's what you feel best in. The best part about these alternatives is that you don't even have to go near the camel hump look, and yet you're still adding that "something special" to your style.

Let us know if you rock these looks already and what your suggestions are!
Leave your tips in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.


Sarah Azhezha said...

great post!
thanks sist ;D

DeliveringDawah said...

Love them. Thank youuu ! :D

vvafa said...

Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you ladies enjoyed this post :) Let me know if there're other Top-3's you want us to dig up for you!

Volumelover:) said...

Yeah, I always wear it in a loose draped, foldy style. I automatically do that to get more volume. If I´m unsatisfied with the look and feel the nead to adjust it, it´s almost always because I think it looks too flat. I think a flat scarf on the head looks somewhat like bandage:( But I LOVE the volume-look:) (If not too much.)

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