Hijabis all around the world face more problems regarding their hair than any other girl. With their hair covered for almost all day even throughout the scorching heat of summers, they are forced to deal with issues like hair loss, dandruff and much more, but these problems do come with solutions.
Taking care of your hair should be as much important as choosing a headscarf. Wearing a hijab or a headscarf does not mean you should neglect your hair, in fact you should take even better care of your hair. Being a hijabi myself, I went through some common hair problems:
When you wear a hijab, you face a tremendous amount of hair loss. This can happen because of wearing your hair in a tight bun which tend to lose the roots of your hair causing hair fall.
1- Get a good hair brush
Using the wrong hair brush can cause hair loss at a faster rate. Find which type of brush suits you, the comb or the hairbrush. Do not brush your hair when they are wet because the hair pores are bigger and they make your hair weak. Brush your hair gently when they are at least seventy percent dry.
2- Change your hairstyle often
Avoid wearing your hair into tight buns under your hijab.
It causes major hair loss, especially from the front and makes your forehead looks a lot bigger. Instead if you really want to tie your hair into a bun, go for light and messy buns as they don’t damage the roots of your hair and don’t hurt either and if you have bangs, make sure to tuck them on the side with bobby pins.
You can also tie your hair into a ponytail, but avoid slick back pony tails like the one shown below.
Sleek ponytails pull your hair back tight and often give you pain at the roots and cause hair loss. On the contrary side part ponytails are a better alternative under your hijab as they are healthier for your hair and do not give you any pain in the roots and prevent hair loss.
You know you have dandruff in your hair when your head starts to itch and you begin to scratch it more often than usual. Since hijabis’ hair are covered daily, the sweat and the moisture results in huge amount of dandruff in the scalp.
1- Avoid taking hijab on wet hair
If you wear your hijab on wet or damp hair, stop this instantly! Plan a hair care routine and wash your hair before going to bed, you’ll wake up with smooth and clean hair and your hair will get the time to dry.
2- Try using anti dandruff shampoos
Anti dandruff shampoos can be very effective for this problem. Below are the best anti dandruff shampoos for every kind of hair:
Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Phyto Dandruff Treatment Shampoo
Philip B Anti-Flake II Relief Shampoo
Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo
Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo
3- Oil your hair
Oiling your hair can actually help you reduce dandruff. Oil works like magic in your hair making them stronger, smoother and healthier. Oil is basically the food for your hair. It revitalises hair tissues and fights hair fall.
No amount of volume shampoo can make up for the fact when your hair is as flat as a pancake. Constantly having your hair tied back in a tight knot or a bun is pretty much the cause of this disaster. The scarf also exerts some pressure on your hair which causes them to fall flat.
1- Front or side puffs
Instead of tying your hair into tight buns and ponytails, go for front or side puffs. They add volume to your hair and prevent hair loss. After making a puff from the front, tie the hair on the back into a braid. Braids make your hair strong and elongates them.
Also a quick way to add volume in the front is to frequently change your hair parting.
2- Blow Dry your hair
Blow drying your hair fortnightly can add up volume to your hair but don’t blow dry them too often as it may damage your hair.
Many of us have this problem which is very hard to fix but don’t get panicked, there are ways of stopping it.
Keep your hair down as much as possible when you’re at home. Let your hair breath. Comb your hair gently and as I’ve mentioned earlier stop tying your hair in tight ponytails and buns or else you’ll go bald from the front and you’ll completely lose your hairline, I’m not even kidding. Yikes!
Use SugarBearHair Vitamins:
SugarBearHair vitamins are soft chewy hair vitamins consisting of vitamins essential for your hair like biotin, folic acid, and Vitamin D. You just have to chew and swallow two gummy bears a day to get all the nutrients needed to meet your hair goals.
Remember always take good care of your hair, massage your scalp regularly and trim your ends. Deep condition your hair weekly, wear a hair friendly hijab and keep slaying with your beautiful hijab styles.