Sponsored: Win a swim hijab from Capsters!

20140615_150847_7Capsters is giving away a hijab from their Watersports line! One lucky reader will win. This offer is open to readers in the U.S., Canada and Europe and ends July 21.

Splish splash I was takin’ a…

20140615_150847_13…dip with my new Capsters swim hijab!

Do you guys remember when The Boss and I went snorkeling on our honeymoon? I wore wet suit and a swim cap.

DSC09729Well that was back in 2008. And for the last several years I’ve occasionally looked for proper swim hijabs without much luck. I did find one a few years ago that squeezed so tight around my face and was so loose around my head I looked like a fish with a dunce cap and unibrow swimming in the lap pool.

So the folks at Capsters sent me a swim hijab, which is my new favorite pool accessory. Yes, it just surpassed my nose plugs.

A quick side note. I want to say that I love Capsters because of my swim hijab, yes, but first for the work they put into designing a hijab that is FIFA approved. You guys might remember a few years ago when there was a major controversy around the Iranian women’s soccer team because the International Football Federation (FIFA) banned hijab. Apparently wearing hijab while playing posed a suffocation hazard.

So…I guess that means FIFA is currently working on banning teeth? I mean, there is an obvious danger of being bitten on the field. When I was growing up playing sports the only thing we worried about was getting concussed. Now we have to fear asphyxiation and man rabies. Times are changing. I blame social media. Thank you for reading my blog.

So there was a petition to lift the FIFA ban (which I proudly signed!) and then Capsters designed a hijab suitable for all levels of soccer play. GO WOMEN! But now it’s time to draw our attention to the International Basketball Association (FIBA’s) decision to…wait for it…BAN HIJAB.

This really needs to end you guys. And we can all help by spreading the word. I didn’t know about FIBA or the ban until earlier this year, but bringing attention to this type of discrimination is the first step in seeing change. And hopefully *when* the ban is lifted Capsters will design a FIBA approved hijab for girls and women!

Okay. Moving on…

So my swim hijab is super easy to put on and pull off and the material is sturdy, but light weight. And it has this sort of  headband piece in the front that is snug-ish, but doesn’t cut off your face circulation.

20140615_143850I’m wearing the Capsters swim hijab in black and it comes in three color choices.

Capsters swim hijab

(Photo: Capsters) Dark blue/aquacap 2(Photo: Capsters) Dark blue/pink cap 3(Photo: Capsters) Black

So far I’ve been really comfortable with this hijab in the water though I did have to make a slight adjustment after that amazing jump of mine into the pool.

20140615_150852Depending on how small of a face-head combo you’re working with you could email Capsters and ask if they could size a hijab smaller for you. What works for me is wearing one of those skinny gripper/stay put/no slip grip headbands because it keeps all the little baby hairs/sideburns pulled back into the hijab since they can’t reach a ponytail/bun/braid.

Capsters is giving away one of their swim hijabs to a lucky reader! The winner will get to choose their color. This offer is open to readers in the U.S., Canada and Europe and ends July 21.

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  5 comments for “Sponsored: Win a swim hijab from Capsters!

  1. Marium
    July 19, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    This is really cool. My mother has been looking for something like this for a while. Also, what is going on with these sports associations? First everyone believes that our religion refuses to let women take part in sports, then those same everyone decide they don’t want us to take part? Am I missing something here?

  2. Farah
    July 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    i would really like to find something that works. i wear a swim cap and it HURTS, its uncomfortable and it doesnt cover my side burns/baby hair and all that hair that decided to peek…blech. thanks for the info will definitely look into capsters!

  3. Linda
    July 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Salam alaikum,

    I usually wrap my hair with a scarf with a band underneath and wrap my neck with a light scarf when doing activities that are “dry”. When swimming, I have one of those old under scarf caps that covers the neck as well and just tuck that into the collar of the body suit :) and I also need to make adjustments to it every time I take a dive :s it actually came off once, it just rolled back so my neck was covered but my head wasn’t, go figure.

    Jazakallah khair for continuing to blog by the way!

  4. July 13, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Since converting I have really missed swimming. It’s hard to swim with a loose hijab floating in the water, wide leg pants and a top. *le sigh* Thank you for your post and the giveaway! Looks like you had an awesome time in the suit! :D

  5. Intisar
    July 13, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I have an Eid swim party to go to, so I would love this!

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