If you've ever worn a hijab, you can probably relate to the flat, lifeless hair you see after you've removed your veil. No matter how bouncy, curly and vibrant your locks were this morning, come 7pm, they're but a shadow of their former selves - but it doesn't have to be this way. Today, we're showing our fellow hijabis how you can style your hair underneath your headscarf - making your morning routine a breeze.
Sometimes a small amount of product can make or break how your hair looks before and after wearing your hijab. Here are our top picks:
1. Ponytail or bun
For those days when your time is limited, a ponytail is a simple, easy solution to most of your hijab-hair woes. But this quickness does come at a price. This hairstyle can cause tension throughout the day, damaging your hair, and may even unravel if positioned too high, so try and make it a low ponytail or bun if possible - or, even better, use one of the methods below.
2. French braid
The king of hijab hairstyles, a French braid will prevent tension, stay together and hold both your shorter and longer locks of hair in place. This hairstyle does require time to do, so it's often best if you wash it the night before and then braid it before sleep. French braids remain in style year after year, so even after you've removed your veil you'll look and feel great.
3. Traditional braid
A handy middle-ground between a ponytail's quickness and a French braid's effectiveness, a traditional braid is quicker to do, while adding less tension to your hair than a rushed ponytail. This makes traditional braids one of our favourite hairdos when you want to prevent hair damage but don't have the time for French braids.
Taking care of your hair
As a hijabi, you probably spend most of your time with your hair covered - but this doesn't mean that it should be neglected. Here are some tips for keeping your hair's condition intact:
Preparing and taking care of your hair doesn't have to take a lifetime. With today's tips, you can keep your hair full of life from morning to night.
How do you choose to prepare your hair? Let us know on Instagram @abayabuth!
Until next time,