Learn how to take care of your hair under your hijab from the experts at Kaya Skin Clinic in Dubai
14 October 2018| Last updated on 24 October 2018
A great head of hair boosts ones confidence and makes you feel on top of the world.
Women wear their hair long, short, loose, tied or wrapped beautifully under a hijab. As long as your hair is in healthy condition, there’s nothing to worry about. But most women at some stage or another will face problems like hair fall or hair thinning due to various factors.
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Hijab is a beautiful representation of a culture in various countries and a religious factor in others. Wearing hijab evokes a sense of pride in women who wear them; hence taking care of your hair should be your first priority.
It’s a common sight to find your hijab full of hair strands at the end of the day. It’s a known fact that losing 100-150 strands a day is normal, but wearing the hijab comes with another set of hair challenges as well.
Even though one might think as the hair is covered most of the time, it will be exempt from harsh effects. Well that statement might be partly true, as your hair is protected from dust, wind, pollutants and direct sunlight.
Yet, most hijab wearing women suffer from flat, frizzy and dull hair. In other cases women experience dry and itchy scalp, this can lead to dandruff. And that’s not all; some women might even suffer from a receding hairline.
Look at it this way, hair has feelings too. Imagine what your crowning glory must go through when its pulled back, tied up tightly in a ponytail, gathered together in a bun and kept in the dark under the hijab.
Experts at Kaya Skin Clinic in Dubai offer six top tips:
1. Let Your Hair Breathe and Get Some Sunshine
Vitamin D is required by our hair as much as it is required by our bodies. Our bodies may be designed to provide for most of our needs, but things don’t always materialize until you step out in the sun and get plenty of Vitamin D.
Spend some quality time out in the sun, at least 30 minutes a week to let your hair absorb all the goodness from the sun. A walk in the park, a cup of tea at the porch or a day out at the beach will do wonders to your hair.
2. Avoid Tying Your Hair Tightly
Pulling your tightly in a hair or a bun puts unnecessary pressure on your follicles and scalp. Doing so will result in a receding hairline over a period of time.
Wearing a soft-material inner cap under your hijab whilst tying your hair softly will ease the pressure. Refrain from tying your scarf tightly as that too can lead to an itchy, dry scalp thus leading to dandruff.
3. Invest in a good brush
Hair loss and brittleness may occur due to various reasons but a harsh brush will only make it worse. Hence researching and investing in a good hair brush that will work for your hair texture is extremely important.
The point is that the brush shouldn’t tug at your hair. Refrain from tying your wet hair or brushing it vigorously. Also, avoid putting your wet hair in hijab as this may lead to dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss.
Try to go easy on your hair dryer as well, as the hot air won’t be doing any favors, best is to let your hair air dry and dry it at a medium warm setting.
4. Massage Your Scalp
Living in Dubai, the harsh weather may take its toll on your scalp. Weather conditions like hot air and humidity will result in frizzy hair. Hair tied up under the hijab for long hours requires extra loving and care.
Regularly massage your scalp to stimulate blood circulation. Do this on a regular basis and before you know it your hair will grow longer and stronger.
5. Opt for Natural Fabric Scarves
Scarves of artificial fibers cause friction with your hair, which leads to breakage and split ends. Opt for cotton and silk blends and if you must use fabrics like polyester or nylon then try wearing a hijab cap under your scarf.
6. Visit an Expert
In some cases all the above tips may not work and you might have to enlist the help of an expert. An expert will be able to identify your hair’s unique needs and tailor a customized hair treatment plan for you.
Whatever concerns you may have, visiting an expert will ensure that your hair grows back in a healthier and stronger state so that you can continue wearing the hijab without any worries.
To book an appointment with an expert, please visit Kaya Skin Clinic or press 'Click to Contact' to submit your inquiry.