8 Simple and Healthy Hijab Caring Tips
Published on February 05, 2020
In this guide, we will talk about 8 Simple and Healthy Hijab Caring Tips that will make your hijabs look new, fresh and last long.
A woman with a hijab looks gorgeous as any other woman without a hijab. Looking gorgeous and beautiful is every woman's deep desire, but a messy hair and dirty looking hijab can be a tarnish on your beauty.
Why? Because keeping your hijab clean impacts your overall personality.
We understand that dry cleaning your hijab every day is not affordable and practical for many women. Hence, we give you healthy tips to care for hijab at home.
Wear your hijab in the right way
The very first hijab caring tip is to know "how to wear your hijab right". Using the right kind of accessories such as pins and safety pins plays a prominent role in wearing your hijab properly.
Do no use any rusty pins as they not only stain your hijab, especially if you are wearing a light-coloured hijab.Also bear in mind to throw away damaged safety pins as they can not only rip your fabric but also ruin a beautiful hijab.
Treat stains as soon as possible
Ignoring any stains on your hijab can ruin the fabric and leave an ugly blotch that can be hard to clean.
- Be careful when you use sunscreen, lotions, makeup, etc. as they can easily leave a stain and damage your hijab.
- While mishaps such as spills are unavoidable, if it happens, make sure to instantly wash the affected area.
- Save your hijab by treating any stain right away. The sooner you treat, the better chances of you saving your hijab.
- In case of any spot stain, you need not wash the whole hijab. Just spot clean the particular area using a mild detergent and rinse it away using cold water. Do not use bleach.
- If you don't any immediate access to water or liquid soap, blot clean using a paper towel or toilet paper. Dab the stained area to get rid of the stain.
- To clean any dry marks, use a small brush or lint roller.
Wash your hijabs the right way
Hand washing is the most recommended method to wash most hijabs. However, some washing machines also provide hand washing settings nowadays.
- Use very mild detergent and rinse it off with cold water.
- Do not use bleach under any circumstances.
- Soak light and dark-colored hijabs separately.
- Gently squeeze out the water but do not wring the hijab as it may damage the fabric.
- If you are washing it in the washing machine, ensure that you put them in a mesh bag first and then wash it using cold water. Also, make sure that you use the delicate cycle.
Drying your hijabs right
Though it sounds quite simple and frivolous, one of the most hijab caring tips is drying your hijab correctly. You must dry the hijab properly to make sure they last long.
- The best way to dry your hijab is by hang drying them rather than using a dryer. Simply hang your hijabs on your towel bar to dry or lay them on any flat surface to retain their shape.
- Do not dry them under direct sunlight. Always hang dry them outside in a shaded area as drying under direct sunlight may result in fading of the fabric.
- Using a dryer can ruin the delicate fabrics of the hijab.
- As hijabs can get damaged easily, make sure to keep them separately from clothes that have a zipper or a hook to avoid getting a hitch.
- Hijabs may shrink and even lose their lustre. To avoid such instances, avoid tossing them in the dryer. Invest in some time to take careof your hijabs.
Ironing Your Hijab Properly
It is always best to choose a hijab material that requires minimal to no ironing. Also use a garment steamer to eliminate wrinkles.
- If you own hijabs that require ironing, always choose the lowest setting.
- Make sure to press on the reverse side of your hijab as well to protect the natural shine of the fabric.
Be Considerate of your white hijabs
While drying your white hijabs in the sun is not a problem at all, here are some precautions to keep in mind.
- Always wash your white hijabs separately.
- Since they cannot fade, you can dry them under the natural sunlight. Your white hijab will not only become whiter but will also smell fresher.
Store your Hijabs securely
Always store your hijabs in clean and dry areas.
- Do not hang your hijabs be it even in your wardrobe. Instead, store them in your dresser drawer or any other area of your wardrobe.
- Avoid folding your hijabs over and over again on the same crease/line. This can cause permanent crease that can cause the fabric to rip or tear at the crease.
- Instead of folding them, roll your hijabs for special occasions or daily wear rather than folding them.
- Store them in a dry and clean place where they are free from dust and will last long.
- If you are having hijabs which you don't wear often, simply store them into a resealable container. Place mothballs inside to protect your hijabs from moths and unwanted insects not to mention foul odour.
- Do not store your hijabs in a damp place. If you can't find any place, go for an airtight container with a lid or any reusable garment bag.
- Avoid storing dirty hijabs. Always wash or dry clean them before storing.
How to Mend or Fix Your Hijab
One of the common issues while using hijabs is when a safety pin gets stuck in them. Stay calm and follow these tips.
- Be extra careful while removing the safety pin out of the fabric to avoid a big hole in your hijab.
- In case any thread pulls out that causes the fabric to bunch, gently even it back into shape.
- Always spread your hijab on a flat surface.Use a toothpick or a sewing needle to move back the threads into their respective places.
- You can even make use of hems if your hijab begins to unravel. Using in the hems give you a perfect, arranged appearance while supporting the edges effectively.
Cheap and Quick Hacks for Fix Your Hijabs
1. Lint balls
The clothes we wear often succumb to pilling i.e. develop lint balls or fuzzballs that ruin the look of the clothes. Everyone has hijabs they love wearing every season. For instance, light-coloured cotton hijabs are a go-to-hijab during hot summers while jersey hijab or satin hijabs are saved for the winter. But when we wear those every day, lint tends to appear that will not only ruin the fabric but will also make the fabric look dull and you a messy person.
How to fix?
Many hijab bloggers and consumers who have hands-on experience swear by this formula. All you have to do is bring out a razor and shave your hijab. Yes, literally shave the hijab.
How to do it?
- Spread your hijab on a flat surface.
- Smooth the surface of your hijab and shave the affected area.
- Make sure to shave carefully.
- Avoid any bunched-up fabric.
- Do not shave vigorously as you might end up ripping the hijab.
- And there you go...You have a lint-free, brand new hijab ready!
Another big issue is stains on the fabric. Almost all of us deal with staining on the hijab. Regardless of how careful you are, many women still find it a struggle to keep their hijabs completely stain free.
Women, especially mothers of toddlers tend to get stains of juices, ketchup or any food grease on their hijabs. If you instantly work on them, some stains might even go away. However, tougher stains such as grease are hard to beat and leave an ugly stain.
How to fix?
Instantly washing is a fantastic way to get rid of stains. For food-related stains, use liquid dish-washing detergent and it will work like a charm.
How to do it?
Only wash the stained and the surrounding area. Let it hang to dry.
Snags occur when any hook or safety pin pulls or drags a thread of the hijab thus causing havoc. This is a common issue, especially in soft and delicate hijabs.
How to fix
- Using a hijab pin or a needle, move the threads back into its place.
- Later, you can use your fingertip to gently smoothen out the fabric to make it look as good as new.
Additional Hijab Caring Tips
- Keep different types of hijabs for different occasions. For example, use one for office, one as casual wear and one for any formal gatherings or special occasion hijabs.
- If you travel often, avoid using light coloured hijabs.
- You can also use dark coloured hijabs as the stains on dark hijabs cannot be easily seen.
- Do not apply any makeup after wearing a hijab.
- Invest in good quality hijab scarves to make every penny worth. This is because when you purchase Hijabs with cheap quality, they do not tend to last long can fade and frayed easily.
We hope you loved these hijab caring tips. These quick hacks for hijabs are quick, cheap, effective and consume less time. Implement them as said and you will be owning hijabs that will last for years without any issues.