As a Hijabi women, as much as we have to take care of our modesty, we should also care for what’s underneath our hijab.
Natasha Somalia, a natural and covered-hair expert advises, “When your hair is covered all day, it can be prone to dryness and sweat. Covered hair care needs to be different because it’s prone to dryness. It can become very brittle if it’s not taken care of properly.”
Here are 4 tips to take care of your hijabi hair:
1. Get your shower routine right
Somalia advises hijabis to detangle their hair in the shower.
“Use a leave-in conditioner and don’t allow it to dry without combing,” she advises.
Somalia has a special comb in her hair care line to tease apart matted hair.
2. Take note of how you wear your hijab
Being mindful of how you wear your hijab and the kind of fabric it’s made of is another important hair care tip she shared.
“Hair loss comes from many things. I won’t say that wearing hijab will cause hair loss, but it does cause breakage. Sometimes women may wrap their hair too tight,” she told Allure.
3. Pay attention to how you wear your hair
Tying your hair the same way every day can lead to breakage. To make sure that your tresses remain strong, Somalia suggests going for lower and looser buns under the hijab. She also says that it’s better to use scrunchies instead of elastic ties.
4. Wrap your hair before sleep
It does sound like a strange advice for a hijabi to wrap her hair before sleeping, but Somalia strong encourages it.
“Because your hair is already more fragile, it’s important to wrap your hair in a silk bonnet before sleeping so that you are not depleting your hair of more moisture,” she recommends.
Another way you can care for your hair is by using Sayeeda Mist Hijab. After a long day out, sometimes I tend to get headaches because my head is all wrapped up. But after using Sayeeda Mist Hijab, I don’t get that feeling anymore; it is soothing and relaxing. Also, during physical activities such as briskwalking or jogging, my scalp does not feel as sweaty as it does without the Mist Hijab. I recommend Mist Hijab to all Hijabis, spray and massage it onto your scalp before putting on hijab. You’ll definitely feel the difference.