For Hijabis, people think that life is very easy. We don’t need to worry about bad hair days, complicated hairstyles, straighteners, curlers or even washing our hair. Sadly, this is not true. Hijab struggles are real and my Hijabi sisters will agree with me on this. Issues like where to buy hijabs to finding luxury hijabs in shops are a real struggle for us.
1. Bad Hijab Day
Yes, we have all heard about a bad hair day, but little did we know that Hijabis also have a “bad hijab day”. Even for the pros, setting the hijab perfectly is not easy. Things have become a little easier over time. Hijab pins are available to help keep the hijab in place. That is another horror story. Many times you end up pricking yourself with the pin. Thankfully, magnetic hijab pins are a life-saver. You can find a range of these at Hijab Square. At times, you can’t find the perfect hijab to match your dress. These struggles are real!
2. Being the Odd One Out
Living in a non-Muslim country, the Hijab makes you feel like the odd one out. That accompanied by the many questions people ask makes a Hijabi very uncomfortable. I have had many people come up to me and ask whether my parents forced me to take the hijab or not. For me, that is also upsetting.
Another struggle is giving up wearing cute accessories. I don’t even remember the last time I wore earrings as they don’t even show beneath the hijab. Moreover, if I do be a daredevil and wear them, I end up in pain. It is very uncomfortable wearing jewellery under the hijab. No more necklaces or earrings for me.
4. Hijab Itch
Sometimes when you are in the middle of a conversation, you end up with the hijab itch. Your hair itches so bad that you feel like you can’t control it. If you do end up scratching, the entire hijab comes off. Even if the weather is not that hot, hijab itch can occur. For this, what I did was switch to premium chiffon hijabs. They let air pass through and that prevents sweat from building up. You can also check out jersey hijabs if you are comfortable with the material.
5. Wet Hair
The biggest dilemma Hijabis face is when to wash their hair. Most women don’t like using the blow dryer daily. If you are a Hijabi, you must know how difficult it is to put the hijab on wet hair. The hair starts smelling, itching and sweating – making life so uncomfortable. This means your hair needs to be fully dry before you wear the hijab. Most Hijabi women struggle with this. The best way is to wash your hair at night. This is how you can be sure to have clean and dry hair the next morning.
Sisters, hang in there! We know that wearing the hijab can become a little difficult at times. From small things like not being able to flaunt your earrings to bigger struggles like fighting for your identity (hijab) in a place you are made uncomfortable, you need to be strong.
Apart from these 5 issues, there are many issues you might face each day. But remember, you are doing this for Allah – to make him happy. It is HE who is going to reward you in this life and the hereafter.
Moreover, who said Hijab has to be boring? You can make a statement by picking a different hijab style you are comfortable in. There are so many hijabs to pick from, simple patterned hijabs, silk hijabs, stretchy hijabs, gold hijabs and so many more.
If you want to pick from the best hijab store online, visit Hijab Square. It surely is a hijabi’s paradise. It is one of the best USA hijabs stores and has the biggest collection of hijabs and related accessories.
So, what are you waiting for?