Hair Care for Hijabis

When you wear a hijab every day, you often tend to take it for granted that your hair is protected from wind, rain and sunlight. But it isn’t quite so. Just because your hair is out of sight from the natural elements, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of it. With that said, here are a few tips to help you maintain your hair under the hijab.

Sit in the sun

As you probably know from science lessons in school, sunlight is an important source of Vitamin D, something that is crucial to your hair and scalp. Since you wear a hijabalmost 24/7, your hair and scalp obviously don’t see much sunlight. Either you can go out and get some sun on the beach, or you could just spend some time in the park if you don’t live on the coast. If neither of this is feasible, then you could just open up the curtains in your home and sit in the sunniest spot in your house for half an hour every week.

Let your hair loose (literally)

Wearing hijabs require you to keep your hair tied up at all times. It’s the only way you can get your hijab to stay in place. And since you wear it most of the time, your hair hardly has any breathing space. So when you get back home, it helps to loosen up a bit to get some circulation. In case you absolutely have to wear it at home, then at least tie it a little loose.

Wash your under scarves

No matter how many under scarves you own, it’s important that you wash them regularly since built up dandruff can severely damage your hair. So be sure to wash your under scarves thoroughly, and use at least three.

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