Caring for your hair and scalp while wearing a hijab is important to maintain healthy hair. This will prevent any potential issues like dryness, breakage, or scalp irritation. Women who choose to wear the Hijab can sometimes unwillingly cause a lot of damage to their hair ends or their scalp without even realising!
Here are some tips to help you care for your hair and scalp while wearing a hijab:
Choose A Breathable Hijab Fabric
Opt for hijabs made from breathable, natural fabrics, like cotton. This allows air circulation and reduces the risk of excessive sweating and moisture buildup on the scalp.
You can use a silk pillow case or a silk hair bonnet when you sleep to look after your hair and minimise hair tension at night. This also helps to retain your hair’s natural oils, prevent breakage and tangling.
We recommend using our Hair Gain Scalp Foam at night, apply it to areas where your scalp might be irritated or hair growth may be patchy. Breathe in the soothing scent. Wind down for the evening, knowing that the foam is doing all the work for you. It’s also great in the morning, to prep your hair before you put on the Hijab as it absorbs really quickly.
Maintain Good Hygiene
Before putting on your hijab, ensure that your hair is dry and clean. This prevents bacterial or fungal growth due to trapped moisture. A wet scalp is going to create an environment that can lead to scalp infection or irritation. Use products that absorb quickly into scalp and hair if you’re ever in a rush!
Avoid Tight Hairstyles
Avoid tightly pulling back your hair in a bun or ponytail, as this can strain your hairline and scalp. Opt for looser hairstyles that distribute tension evenly. Braids are also a great alternative to tying your hair back under your hijab. It means less tension on your scalp and prevent a receding hairline the way a tight bun or high ponytail will.
If you have had a tight hair style all day, our scalp foam can be used to nourish and hydrate your scalp. It will instantly help to relive your any tightness. We recommend applying it to the parting of your hair, the nape of your neck and around your temples. Or anywhere you would typically have the most tension.
Deeply Hydrate Your Hair
Our Hair Gain Nourishing Mask is a great way to deeply hydrate your locks. Our mask can be applied to your scalp too, which means that it’s a great way to soothe your scalp. It’s wonderful for anyone with an itchy or irritated scalp. Whilst its ideal to leave the hair mask in for 10 minutes, even slightly less is still great for your hair.
Remember! Wet hair is more fragile. So, avoid tying your wet hair into a bun or wearing a tight hijab immediately after washing.
Stay Hydrated And Maintain A Balanced Diet
Good hair and scalp health starts from within. Drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients can positively impact your hair's appearance and health.
Our Hair Gain supplements are Halal Certified and packed full of hair and skin loving vitamins and minerals. Daily use of our gummies or supplements will lead to new hair growth, less hair fall and improve your current hair quality.
We always recommend a subscription to ensure you don’t miss a delivery. We know how life works, so you can always pause or rearrange your delivery to suit you.
[ If you have any specific questions about your hair and how to look after it when you wear the Hijab, remember you can always submit your query to our in-house trichologist here! ]