Hair care guide for straight hair
Ah, what a satisfaction in getting the hair all perfectly straight with no kinks(ugly bends caused by hair ties) only to tie it up in a bun and put on your hijab?
Is getting all the kinks from the bun out still taking a lot of time
Still struggling to get the perfect volume under the hijab?
Wearing the hijab we tend to neglect the hair underneath it for the longest time we can imagine and it suffers and over the years
We tend to see the damage later on and frantically start spending on various products and eventually start blaming the head scarves
But the earlier you manage to figure out your routine the less time you will have to spend in getting it back to its healthy state
To properly start taking care of your Hair
We need to get to the root of the hair i.e know the basic terms you might come across in understanding your hair type and texture
Hair texture : is used in context with either curly, wavy, or straight hair type
Hair porosity: Porosity relating to the term pore, if high porosity, relate it with increased no of pores in your hair strand
i.e the more open hair cuticles, allowing more products to seep in easily
While also making it susceptible to more leaking of the products out of the hair
There are a number of test to determine your hair porosity
1: Water floating test: Though some believe it might not be a correct way to determine your hair porosity but give it a try
Take a bowl of water and drop a few strands of your hair into the bowl of water if your hair floats after
10-15min you have low porosity hair where as if it sinks you are suspected to have high porosity hair
2: Run your finger through a strand of your hair if you feel the strand is a bit bumpy or doesnt seem even you have high porosity hair.
Different hair needs different care and that’s where i jump in!
Read the full Hijabi Hair care series blog posts to start you hair care routine as soon as possible,
The best part is that they have been divided according to the hair type to help you get into more detail and start from the basic while also understanding why you need to do a certain step.
Problems faced with straight hair texture while wearing the hijab
Greasy hair leading to more frequent wash days
- Oil naturally produced could be due to a number of reasons though produced by the follicle to nourish and protect the hair, it ends up being a nuisance and tends to accumulate more dirt and more itchiness
- Increase in the oil production could be due to a number of reasons such as due to less moisture content due to which the hair tries to produce more oil and also genetic conditions
- With straight hair the oiliness is more observed due to fine texture
- To prevent frequent wash days try to brush your hair every single day to evenly distribute the oil
- Use lighter materials for your hijab and undercap to let the hair breathe
- also, if you do workout, make sure to wash your hair after the workout and schedule the next wash day on your next workout day
- Use Dry Shampoo in between washes to keep it fresh and prevent flat aand sticky hair
Flat Hair after removing the Hijab
Since most of us tend to wear our hair pulled back under the hijab after removing the hijab we end up with slick back hair and since the hair texture is fine with straight hair type it doesn’t flatter our face at all
Here are some things you can do to avoid getting the flat hair
- . braid your hair before you make a bun and when you remove it you will end up having bouncy hair
- .Make a loose bun so that it doesn’t pull at your hair and flatten it out
- .make your hair under the bun as shown in the illustration to prevent pulling of all your hair which lessens the impact
No Volume under the hijab / Fine hair which doesn’t give enough volume
IF you are looking for volume under the hijab and the regular bun isn’t giving you your desired volume or the bun shape
I recommend investing in a Voluminiser or as some may call it the hijab scrunchie
Another important switch that you need to do is start using coil scrunchie’s which is sweared by a lot of hijabis at having saved their hair from all the tugging and pulling
With fine hair there is also a problem of the scrunchie tugging and creating a lot of pressure at the roots where again the braiding technique saves your day! Check out how braid it and tie the scrunchie here
My Hair bun keeps slipping under the hijab all day
Girl! I cannot tell you how many times I have been going on about my day and I could feel my bun loosening up and had to rush to the washroom just to fix it,
But this can certainly be avoided
Make sure you wear an undercap which prevents the hijab having a direct impact on your hair
And also make sure you have a non slippery hijab cap on preferably a cotton or a ribbed jersey material
Though very basic but it does pay off, it will take time to pin the hair properly and also requires some time to figure out which is the best way to secure it
Hair feels heavy after the end of the day
Removing the hijab at the end of the day and letting your hair loose is the best feeling!
But just a few hours earlier you can feel the heaviness become all heavy and we cant wait to get home and let it loose
Though just wearing the hijab for a long time might cause you to feel your hair getting heavier but few other things that also play a part in it are:
- Heavy shampoo and conditioners
- Products with sulphates and parabens can definetly make your hair feel heavier and weight it down
- Not using clarifying shampoo to get the styling products out
- Using heavier creams and butter for styling your hair
Now girls if you have got more tips do drop it in the comment box below! and lets help all our sisters out there
Here’s part one of the hair care series for my wavy textures girls!
and Until next time! 🙂