Monday, April 29, 2013

Shhh! Secret Hijabi Tips

Over the years I have worn my hijab, I have discovered tips and tricks that help make life easier. Here are a few tips to help you gals out with your hijab!

1. Safety Pin + Bead = Scarves Without Holes

Don’t you hate it when you get holes in your scarf because of safety pins? Here is a trick to prevent them. You will need a safety pin and a bead. Put the bead through the safety pin, and then use the safety pin. This way your scarf won’t get caught in it.
If you would prefer the easier way out here are the special safety pins to prevent holes.

2. Sleeves

This is probably the best discovery I have ever seen for a hijabi. During the hot summer days, when you want to wear the least amount of layers, opt for sleeves. This also works if you have a dress or shirt with ¾ sleeves. All you do is slip on these sleeves, and you’re good to go! It’s like legwarmers for your arms!

3. Sock Hair Ties
This is a lovely tip I learned from my mother. All you need is a pair of scissors and a knee-high socks, preferably ripped ones, so you don’t waste them. 

You take your scissor and just cut the top elastic part. Taadaa! Your left with a hair tie, that not only can break on you, but also doesn’t hurt your head when you have it on for too long.

4. Extra Pins
I have learned from experience that it is ALWAYS a good idea to have extra pins for your hijab, if you use them. You can either keep them in the coin pocket of your purse, in a small box in your purse, or just wear one in a hidden location.

5. Under Cap

For those who have trouble with their hair sticking out from the front, this is a tip for you. An under cap, also known as bone in Turkish, or bonnet in French, is a great thing to wear under your scarf. This prevents your scarf from sliding and keeps your hair hidden. 
Here is an underscarf in action.

These are just a few tips that I have discovered over the years. Leave a comment below on any tips you have! I would love to get more ideas.

Stay Modest, Stay Stylish!

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1 comment:

  1. I only want to say to you thank you very much for those lovely and useful tips :) may Allah grant you the goodness you deserve.