7 Secret Hijab Hacks You Didn’t Know

7 hijab hack secrets you didn't know! (9)

In the world of hacks, where ingenious shortcuts reign, we bring you a set of unconventional yet surprisingly effective solutions for your everyday hijab struggles. Think of them as secret codes for those moments when summoning a bit of laziness feels entirely justified – we’ve all been there! Now, these hacks aren’t your run-of-the-mill life tips; they’re a crazy mix of practicality and a dash of humour. Brace yourself for a journey of discovery that promises to revolutionize the way you approach hijab styling. Let’s face it, almost all of us get lazy once in a while…nothing to be ashamed of 🙂 These hacks may seem like just fun but these are ideas that people have tested out and they do work!


1. Underwear caps

Let’s dive into the first hack, and don’t let the initial surprise throw you off! Picture this: You’re in a rush, and the elusive hijab cap or bonnet is nowhere to be found. What’s a quick-thinking hijabi to do? Enter the humble underwear cap! Before you burst into laughter, consider its practicality. Not everyone has a collection of hijab caps at their disposal, but clean underwear? That’s a wardrobe staple. In a pinch, your trusty underwear cap can keep those pesky hair wisps at bay, allowing you to set your hijab flawlessly. The best part? It’s our little secret – only you and I will know the genius behind your perfectly styled hijab. Who said hijab styling can’t have a touch of humour and resourcefulness?
it’s really up to you if you would like to test this out otherwise check out our bonnet underwear caps here.

2. Shower puffs for buns

Nope, it’s not what you think it is! I am referring to those girls who love to make a bun out of their hair using a hair claw or a coil so that they can either wear the hijab turban style or wear it so that hair has volume. Now, let’s unravel the mystery behind our second hack – the unconventional yet surprisingly effective use of shower puffs for creating those voluminous buns. Before your imagination runs wild, let me clarify; it’s not what you might be thinking! This hack comes to the rescue for those who love styling their hair into buns, be it for the trendy hijab turban look or just to add a touch of volume. We’ve all been in situations where our favourite hair accessories mysteriously vanish, leaving us in a style quandary. Fear not! In such hair emergencies, grab a spare rope, tear a strip from a piece of fabric, or even repurpose your stockings to fashion a makeshift bun. And here’s where the genius kicks in – some hijabis take it a step further by strategically pinning shower puffs to create a subtly puffed-up effect at the back of the head. It’s a quirky yet effective way to tackle missing hair accessories and elevate your hijab game with a hint of playful creativity! Jokes aside, it’s important to acknowledge that certain styles, like the “camel hump,” are discouraged in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “There will be among the latter part of this Ummah, people who will consider permissible illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks, and the use of musical instruments.” (Sahih al-Bukhari) Wearing hijab in a way that mimics a camel hump goes against the principles of modesty in Islam. It’s crucial for us, as Muslim women, to balance creativity in fashion with adherence to Islamic guidelines. Let’s strive to express our style in a manner that aligns with Islam and our commitment to Allah (SWT).

shower puff
Shower puff – now you don’t have to look for another way to puff your hair.

3. Emergency Pins

let’s delve into a practical and often overlooked aspect of hijab styling – the necessity of emergency pins. Can you imagine a gust of wind hitting you on a bustling street, and suddenly, your carefully styled hijab threatens to come undone? Your pin has unravelled and fallen somewhere. now what can you do? This is where the humble pin comes to the rescue. It’s always a good idea to keep a few pins within easy reach for such unforeseen hijab emergencies. Whether you misplace one or require extra reinforcement on a particularly windy day, having pins on hand is a savvy solution.

Storing these essential pins can be as functional as it is stylish. While you could opt for the conventional method of tucking them into a section of your wallet or purse, here are a few nifty hacks for the fashion-forward:

Repurpose a pen casing

Find a pen that opens up, insert your pins, and close it back – voilà! You now have a discreet and portable pin case. The added benefit? You’re far less likely to misplace a pen than an individual pin. Just remember, in this case, losing the pen might be more of a concern than losing the pins!

Speaking of accessories, our trinket boxes at [Your Brand Name] are perfect for keeping your pins organized and adding a touch of elegance to your dressing table. Explore our collection to discover stylish solutions for your hijab accessories!

pin in pens

Magnetic Spice Rack Hack

Do you know those gorgeous magnetic pins that we sell? or you may have purchased from somewhere else? well, you can repurpose a small magnetic spice rack as a clever and functional hijab pin organiser. The magnetic surface keeps the pins securely in place, and you can easily attach the spice rack to the inside of your closet door or any metal surface for quick access. This not only keeps your pins organised but also adds a dash of ingenuity to your storage solutions. What’s more, if you have different coloured magnetic pins,

  1. DIY Pin Cushion Jar: Transform a mason jar into a stylish pin cushion by attaching a piece of fabric or a cushioned material to the jar’s lid. Secure the hijab pins in the fabric, making them readily available whenever you need them. This DIY pin cushion jar not only keeps your pins organized but also serves as a charming and personalized accessory on your dressing table.

4. Pin safety

The amount of times my mum has shouted at me to pick up the pins left in one corner or another is crazy. We all leave them lying around somewhere. It can actually be pretty unsafe especially if you have children or the elderly around. One good idea is to get a ready-made pin cushion or you can use a teddy bear (just make sure it’s not one of the kids favourite one) another idea is to put them all in a chewing gum container – just make sure not to mistake it for a chewing gum! (bad joke I know). Alternatively check out these gorgeous trinket boxes to store all your pins.

brown teddy bear pin cushion
Adorable and eye catchy!

5. Colour me right

Your struggling to make sure your hijab matches with your skin tone and life can start looking a bit painful when you cannot work it out – so why not print off our colour wheel that will guide you on what to wear? You can check out our Hijabis Saviour – the colour wheel for inspiration!

colour-wheel6. Hijab chaos

Well if you are anything like me, you probably find it easy to just chuck your hijab in the nearest place possible place. Of course this can lead to other problems such as it getting creased or stained. Be smart and either get organised with hangers (which I successfully managed to do eventually!) or alternatively Ikea does a really cool hanger that has sections in it, you can hang your scarf in each section and know exactly which one you would like to wear. You can also get portable boxes with sections that are open either side, you can roll your scarfs and set them in individual sections! This however will take some time, but in the long run is saving you loads of hours hunting up your scarf.

I got this idea from eight designs as it perfectly shows how good they will look set up.

7. Pin protectors

This is actually a really neat idea that works wonders. We sometimes use safety pins to keep our scarves in place under the chin, or even around the head. One of the things that I have personally constantly struggled with is trying to stop them from snagging the scarf and messing it up. The trick here is to get a pair of cheap earrings (or expensive ones) and use the plastic protectors behind the earring on the safety pin. So you would basically insert it onto the safety pin where it tends to snag and this will hopefully put you out of your misery!

plastic backing of earrings

Enjoy trying out these hacks and let us know how they work out for you. Alternatively if you have any hacks you would like to share, feel free to leave them in the comments section to make this hijabi’s life easier & a bit lazier 🙂

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