Summer hair care for those who wear the Hijab

Being a long-haired person during the summer is not an easy task. Add a hijab and it turns into a whole different ball game. There’s the fear of your hair thinning, the woes of a sweaty scalp and, of course, the agony of migraines from having your hair tied up for long hours. These issues compound the need to follow a proper hair care routine. Failure to do so can lead to these concerns building up over time and deteriorating the quality of our hair.

Above all, we need to choose the right types of fabrics for the hijab. Do whatever it takes, but suppress the hijabi urge to reach for the black scarf for every occasion. Light colors and breathable fabrics like cotton or linen can make it much easier to beat the beating heat of the sun throughout the day.

Another thing to keep in mind is that no matter how much dirt and pollution our hair is protected from, sebum secretion from the hair follicles will inevitably make our hair look gross. Most people may instinctively want to wash their hair every day for this reason. If frequent shampooing is unavoidable, it may be beneficial to avoid using hair products that contain sulfates. The sulfates flush all the moisture from the scalp, causing dandruff to form, leaving the skin tragically flaky and itchy.

When it comes to clear piloting, hijab wearers can also try to forgo hair dryers as often as possible. As tricky as it may seem, air-drying your hair is almost always better than blow-drying it. Repeated exposure to the intense heat of the material before wrapping it under the hijab can weaken the hair strands and break them. But the bad practice of wearing a hijab with hair still wet is by far the most damaging to hair. Not to mention, doing it with a tight high bun is guaranteed to leave you with a stinging headache.

With the guidelines cautioned, it’s time to shine some light on the importance of reviving hair that’s already been neglected. Our hair will almost never repair itself once the damage is done and so it behooves us to make a conscious effort for its cause. Treating damaged hair will require us to dedicate our time and effort. A proper regimen should ideally include massages, hair serums and masks. Although it doesn’t have to be expensive, it should be consistent and tailored to your hair needs.

In short, as long as you avoid complete and total smothering of the hair and strive to take some time to pamper it, summer should be less awful for hijabis. Ultimately, our hair’s adaptability to heat will go beyond these simple tips because a good routine will be different for everyone. Plus, starting or continuing any type of hair regimen will always feel like a chore at first. Again, our investment of attention and care will always be rewarding.

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