ARE YOU A NEWBIE HIJABER? TIPS AND TRICKS BY AZELEFA CO.
by Azelefa Khan on Jan 11, 2022
Newbie hijabis, HOLA! We wish to grab your attention as this is what you need to hear. “Modesty is the best jewel of a woman” and the tiara of a modest woman in hijab. Hijab is not merely a dress code, but an essential element of righteous beautification, a sense of security, and a symbol of spiritual and physical peace and harmony. Modesty and confidence may be seen as paradoxical, but in reality, they are not. And therefore, for a hijabi it’s essential to remain modest while displaying great confidence; and confidence here doesn’t imply to strut and swagger, but to show courage and dauntlessness.
However, if one is new to Islam or to the hijab, adaptation may take a while. Particularly in western society, where at times it is stigmatized, Muslim women are reluctant to carry their crown loud and proud. But “with hardship, there is ease” and the bigger the hurdle, the greater is the reward. Hence, the first step the hijabi converts need to take is to feel utmost pride in being blessed enough to choose the right. Hijab is for Allah SWT and certainly, there are boundless bounties for those who follow His path. The transformation might be challenging in the beginning; but an unwavering commitment and firm resolve can lead to an effortlessly graceful transition.
As all of the hijabis were once beginners, there are some familiar worries we all encounter; like how to manage the hair and keep hijab in place? Which fabric would suit the best on a particular occasion? Which hijab style would be the most aesthetic?
Since Azelefa Co. wants you to carry your hijab with dignity and with ease, here is the ultimate guide for the novice to follow:
Is managing hair and keeping the hijab steady troubling you? Underscarfs and scrunchies are here to help.
Managing the hair and preventing them from slipping out of the hijab can be a little troubling but not irresolvable, as the hair can be loosely tied into a bun and the underscarfs can be helpful in covering the hair properly while keeping the hijab secure. Also, the underscarfs make pinning your hijab handy. Made from the non-slip fabric, underscarf is preferably worn under sheer or slippery hijab to help keep them in place firmly. For this reason, AC. has tube jersey underscarfs in stock for you as these are easy to pull completely over the head and provide a secondary layer to keep your hair in place.
The velvet scrunchies made up of soft, stretchy velvet not only provides seamless volume beneath the hijab but is also very soft on the hairs as it glides over, thus preventing hair breakage in the absence of pull and tug. Moreover, unlike the regular hair ties, scrunchies being softer on your hair do not cause headaches.
Are you a say-no-to-pin hijabi? No-snag magnet is what we got for you.
For the proper placement of hijab, pins are often used and to avoid unnecessary struggle it’s advisable to carry the pins along with you wherever you go. But as the idea of having too many pins sticking out in your hijab and carrying them everywhere may seem repelling for the new hijabis, our no-snag hijab magnets are the vogue alternative; since these magnets are strong and durable, convenient to stick the hijab together, last a lifetime and most importantly don’t damage your favorite hijab.
Not sure what hijab fabric is perfect for you? Here are the AC. hijab fabrics explained.
Hijab, a symbol of grace and modesty, is an essential element of modest fashion. Therefore, it’s not only the hijab style but also the hijab material that matters to the chic. Either you want to look a royalty, a style icon, or maybe a sophisticated belle, the hijab fabric, at large, can make much difference.
Chiffon, a mixture of fabrics like silk, cotton, and synthetic, is most commonly used hijab fabric. Comfortable in carrying and graceful in appearance, the chiffon hijab is nothing but enchanting! Although these hijabs are comfy enough to be worn everyday but owing to the classy feel, the stylin’ chiffon hijabs are also perfect for special events, making you stand out in the crowd as it allows you to do multiple hijab styles that are easy to achieve, ascribing to the free-flowing material. Being lightweight, many might consider it slick, but being non-slip and also airy are the most notable features of this hijab which makes it comfy and voguish for any event.
Jersey is another most widely used hijab fabric. Jersey hijab, being versatile, serves multiple purposes; from daily use to workouts to lounging. One of the noteworthy features of jersey hijabs is the natural stretchability of fabric, which not only helps in retaining its natural shape but also allows you to try out various styles. Furthermore, being medium-weight fabric, jersey hijabs are highly breathable which ensures utmost comfort. Another perk of owning a jersey hijab is the cool effect it gives, being a moisture-wicking fabric, especially under the hot weather. On top of everything, this hijab needs no pins to stay in place and would make you look fab on its own. Therefore, jersey hijabs can be the first pick for the no-pin ladies.
SATIN SILK HIJAB
If being a new hijabi, one is looking for something luxurious to wear on a formal evening, satin hijab can be your to-go. Made with premium Satin-Silk blend fabric, the satin hijabs not only add on to the glamour but also their soft texture protects the hair against damage, keeping them soft, moisturized and free of tangles. The satin silk hijab is also good at regulating temperature as it wicks away any moisture and is also light, airy, and breathable.
COTTON CRINKLE HIJAB
The everyday cotton crinkle hijab is very soft and comfy to wear. The insulating nature of the fabric enables it to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer which makes it ideal for all seasons. Also, cotton being a nature fabric is the safest choice for those who are prone to getting allergic to synthetic material. However, if you have to go to see a friend, attend a lecture or to run errands, cotton hijab-most apt to be worn casually- would be great!
The instant turbans - name of elegance combined with modesty- is a must have for the new hijabers. Since the transformation for the newbies has to be gradual and becoming accustomed to it may take time, the instant turbans can be the best choice. Made with jersey fabric, instant turbans stretches so well, thus fitting all head sizes. As with the instant hijab, one can bid farewell to itchy chin due to friction and to sweat, until habituation is met. Instant turbans are also very convenient to use as they require no tying up or any adjustments and would take you not more than a minute to put on.
EVERYDAY HIJABSTYLES FOR THE NEWJABIS
Since for the neophiliacs, same hijab style everyday might seem a boring idea, so here we got a few trendy hijab styles; utterly manageable; as easy as pie; and for the novice a must-try!
- Choose your fav underscarf in order to give a complete coverage to your hair and to keep the hijab steady. Drape the hijab over your head with one side relatively longer than the other. Hold the shorter end forward and wrap the longer side around the neck from beneath. Let the shorter end fall loose down your chest and Yippee! You’re done.
- If you want to further pretty up your hijab, you may go for THE KNOT. All you need to do after draping your hijab over the head is taking two small portions of the hijab hanging along both sides and tie them into a loose knot towards one side fall loose in the front while the other side may fall from the shoulder on the back.
- But just in case you are getting late for school, or work, or wheresoever, you may simple drape the hijab comfortably around your head. Tug the ends to adjust the length of both ends. Flip one end of the hijab over your shoulder while the other side should still be dangling down your chest and already you are a demure enchantress!
Azelefa Co. being a one-stop shop for the hijabis has everything that a newbie might be looking for, ranging from an extensive range of fabrics, with a wide color spectrum, to all the essential hijab accessories. In addition to the promotion of modest fashion, AC. also wants you to inspire others since a proud hijabi on fleek is what we wish to see!