A few months back Regan posted a genius tip on avoiding hat hair and the moment I read it I knew it would be a great tip for avoiding hijab hair too! And lucky for us Regan was radz enough to let us share her tip on Dress Well!
If you wear hijab you know EXACTLY what hijab hair is. If you don’t wear hijab, lean in closer. There’s a lot to share…
Hijab hair is what happens when you unwrap your hair at the end of the day only to find that your freshly blown out hair (from yesterday) is now totally matted. So before you can come out of your bedroom/bathroom to show yourself off in all your cuteness to your main squeeze (and to that hallway mirror you peek into every few minutes when you know your locks are looking super lush) you take a second look at yourself and realize that you bear a striking resemblance to Gumbi thanks to HH: hijab hair, not to be confused with HHH: Triple H, Hunter Hearst Helmsley because his post-match hair looks much better than your does right now. So you do what is most common among those of us who unite over Pashminas and tiny pins: you pull your hair right back into the bun/ponytail it was in all day.
Well my hijabed friends, the madness stops now!
I tried Reagan’s tip and I was amazed at how simple and right on it was! And to be quite honest a little jeal that I didn’t come up with this myself six years ago when I started covering my hair!
I should mention there is only one caveat with this tip. And that is that it will not work if you pull your hair back under your hijab while your hair is wet. But honestly you shouldn’t be doing that anyway because pulling your hair back too tight when it’s wet can thin it out over time (especially around your hairline), can make your hair smell like wet dog, for real (that freshly washed hair needs to breathe!) and/or give you a headache if it’s wrapped extra tight under a hijab all day.
If you don’t feel like your hair can pull nicely under a hijab unless it’s wet then try a dab of hair serum in place of water. These days all the rage is argan oil, but if you don’t have that any hair serum (or even a few drops of olive oil!) should be just fine.
HOST AND STYLIST: SABRINA ENAYATULLA (@SabrinaEnaya)
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOE VARCA
MODEL: KAIYAN WONG (@abitewithwong
SPECIAL THANKS: REAGAN BAKER (@hdofblog)
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