3. “Hijab hair” is a real thing
I had no idea what this was at first but once it was explained I totally got it. “Hijab hair” is pretty much hair that is flat and limp because it is not dry before the hijab is worn.
When you cover your hair all day it is tempting to just wash your hair, cover it while wet and go about your day. However like many of us naturals who have super thick stubborn hair, the hair does not dry and can get quite matted due to being flat under the material.
This is what she calls ‘Hijab hair” and to avoid it, wash day is typically planned way in advance of leaving the house to get some drying time in.
4. Women who wear hijabs get regular trims
My friend preferred her hair mid length and was very serious about maintaining that. This means her hair is trimmed pretty regularly without fail.
It is often recommended to keep a strict trimming regimen so that the hair can remain healthy. The rule is, even though your hair is always covered you should still make an effort to take care of it.
5. Typically women who wear hijabs also wear and under scarf
How does your hair breath was my question? The under scarf keeps the hair neat and out of the way under the hijab which is great but keeping it clean is of utmost importance.
Imagine wearing your head scarf all the time, I suppose it is a stretch to think about now, but you would do it if you had to.
6. Letting your hair breath is super important
My most pertinent question was eventually answered, like sitting in the sun, letting the hair breath is also a deliberate practice. My Friend did a ton of massages at home, just getting her scalp and hair to open up and getting her blood flowing.
7. Preserving her edges
The last piece of advice she shared with me was that it was important that when she set her hair every day it was done in a way that did not cause stress on her roots.
She would tie up her hair and make sure that it was secure but also ensured that her edges did not feel the pressure. With that said, it was not much different from what I knew about hair care but it was still very interesting to hear.
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Originally posted 2015-08-05 15:00:33.