Hijabs! They adorn a very special place in the hearts of those who wear it. Hijabs are not just a piece of clothing; it is rather an emotion that gives one a sense of elevation in their faith and their personality.
With modern times and latest fashion trends, your hijab can also be a major modest fashion trend which speaks volumes about one’s personality. Different styles, colors and materials make a hijab not just a head covering but also a fashion statement.
There are numerous pros of wearing a hijab, but when it comes to counting cons, they are few but yes, they do exist. For an instance, wearing a hijab 24x7 on a hot summer day can be quite challenging and uncomfortable. Also, on humid weather days a hijabi would know what it takes to carry a hijab in poise and elegance.
To name a few problems of wearing a hijab on a hot summer day or a damp warm humid day - your scalp gets oily faster than on other days, which eventually leads to an itchy and greasy scalp. And, if you don’t follow a proper hair care routine, these problems will eventually lead to dandruff and hair fall. This also leads to hair breakage and gradually your hair will lose its original texture.
Hair that remains covered for most of the time, requires a lot of care and products that keep the hair and scalp clean and healthy. For all these hijabi hair care needs, we have some of the best products to suggest for you.
The best hair care routine that would suite any hijabi is the 4-step hair care routine that is offered by Iba. Iba has this amazing Black Seed Therapy Range that consists of a hair oil, a shampoo and a conditioner. While the Plant Keratin range offers a hair serum that is suitable for all hair types.
So, here’s your home hair spa ritual that you can follow if you’re a pretty hijabi!
30 Minute Oil Therapy
The Iba Black Seed Therapy Hair Oil is the perfect genie in a bottle for your hair and scalp. This oil is super light-weight and it is non sticky. This hair elixir is enriched with the goodness of eight nutrient-rich oils that have been proven to fight against hair fall, promote hair growth, soothe and nourish the scalp and also strengthen the hair. If you are looking for an oil for your oily hair care, then this one would be a great choice.
This oil is infused with the goodness of black seed (kalonji), neem oil, amla oil, aloe vera oil, soybean seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil and sesame seed oil.
The best part about this oil is that, you just need 30 minutes out of your busy schedule to hydrate and nourish your hair. Here’s a little quick tip; when you’re applying oil on your hair and scalp, make sure you keep it for a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 2 hours and not more than that. Beyond this time frame, your roots get over moisturized, which makes them loose and eventually leads to hair fall.
Shampoo – deep cleansing
The Iba Black Seed Therapy Shampoo is again enriched with the goodness of black seed oil and it is perfect for hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp and it also protects against damage caused by pollution. This shampoo is also one among many great oily hair remedies that you can find.
This shampoo is known to deep cleanse soothe irritated scalp, which makes it a great solution for oily scalp. It also has anti-fungal agents like neem extract and zinc pyrithione which helps in fighting against dandruff.
The best way to use this shampoo is to take a coin sized amount on damp hair and lather it up through and through. Rinse off with clear water and then take 1 tablespoon amount this time, now massage on your scalp and work it through your lengths. The second wash gives your hair more lather and deep cleanses the oil and dirt remains.
Once your shampoo is done, run your hair under cold water for a final rinse. This helps in calming down frizzy and rough hair.
Most important – conditioning
The black seed hair and scalp conditioner is unique in its own way; you can use it for your hair and your scalp unlike other conditioners.
Most of us tend to skip on our conditioner, and that is probably the worst mistake ever. Because, your conditioner does much more than just condition and make your hair soft. Your conditioner coats your hair strands while protecting it against breakage and further damage. It also works against hair fall by enhancing the elasticity of your hair.
The best way to use your conditioner is by applying a teaspoon of conditioner on shampooed hair that has been hand squeezed to get rid of excess water. Work up the conditioner on your palms and apply it on the lengths of your hair and lightly massage it on your scalp. Once you’re done, leave it on for 3-4 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
And once you’re done, make sure you use a soft cotton cloth to dry your hair. Old cotton t-shirts or very soft towels work the best! This helps in wiping your hair without damage.
An extra dose of hydration and moisture for your hair completes your hair care treatment. A serum not only helps in moisturising your hair deeply, but it also protects your hair from external damage and also from heating tools. Your serum also helps in protecting your hair against the harsh UV rays of the sun and helps in detangling wet hair instantly.
The newly launched plant carotene serum helps in maintaining frizzy hair, dry hair, gives your hair a beautiful high gloss finish that makes your hair extremely soft and bouncy. Even when you wear a hijab, it is always a good idea to give your hair the right amount of moisture and hydration. This is one of the best treatments for hair fall because when your hair is well moisturised, it will prevent breakage and unnatural hair fall.
Now all you pretty hijabis out there! You’re all sorted for the hot summers and the monsoon’s humid days ahead!