Hijabers who wear hijab every day may notice some changes in their hair. When the hair is covered throughout the day, it tends to be damp and sweaty. Closed hair care should be different from regular hair care because closed hair can become brittle if not treated properly.
Well, this list of hair care tips can ensure your hair remains well maintained and maintained.
1. Know your hair type
Every woman has different hair, ranging from curly, wavy, to straight. It is very important for you to know your hair type and understand its needs. Your hair type will determine how many times you need to wash your hair and the type of products your hair needs. Women with straight hair are advised to use conditioner every 4-5 days. Women with curly and wavy hair are advised to wash their hair three times a week and use conditioner once or twice a week.
2. Have a bath routine
Your hair can become very itchy if you live in a tropical climate like Indonesia. While you definitely want to wash your hair every day, washing your hair too often will remove your hair's natural oils. As a result, your hair will become dry and brittle. It is best to use a conditioner to let your hair absorb moisture. Alternatively, you can use dry shampoo to refresh your scalp.
In addition, it would be better to avoid hot baths. Hot water can remove essential oils and moisture from your hair. Instead, a cold shower is good for your hair, because it closes the pores and flattens your hair follicles. This will improve the ability of the hair to grip your scalp, and reduce hair loss.
3. Let the hair breathe
As a hijaber, it is understandable that you should keep your hair in place at all times. Usually, your hair will be tied into a bun and stored under your hijab. But once you get home, you have to let your hair loose for your hair and scalp to breathe.
4. Using the right hair products
Using natural products is highly recommended because it does not contain harmful chemicals. Natural oils like argan oil, and coconut oil are great natural products for nourishing your hair.
5. Drying hair before wearing hijab
Maybe you have so many steps to go before wearing a hijab. But drying your hair is essential to prevent damage to the roots of your hair, which can happen especially when you tie your hair when it's wet. In addition, your hair will be covered throughout the day with little possibility of drying. You'll end up with limp hair at the end of the day. Not to mention the smell of hair that is not dry.
6. Close hair during sleep
You know, have you closed your hair alone when you have to close it again while sleeping? Although it sounds strange, wrapping your hair in a silk scarf will help you maintain moisture, especially when your hair is brittle.