Keeping Long Hair Under Wrap

We recently had a question from a reader about how to keep really long hair put together under hijab.

You’re going to need to put your hair up in a clip or bun that is strong so it doesn’t fall down as your walking around outside. There is nothing more annoying than having to duck into a bathroom or dressing room every 5 seconds because your hair is about to bust out the back of your scarf. 🙂

Other Ideas:

If you don’t like wrapping your hair up you could braid it and tuck it in the back of your shirt so it hangs down. But from experience this can get annoying and start to bother you especially on a hot day.

Another thing that can keep all your hair in one place is to use the smaller piece from the Al-Amirah hijab or some other underscarf to tie around your hair. These help reduce the slipperiness so that your scarf doesn’t slide off your head.

Long hair can be hard to manage because it’s heavy and putting it up in a bun all day can give you quite a headache, so it may be time to think of a new hairstyle. Otherwise, you’ll have to improvise and play around with different updo’s until you find one you like.

This article has 4 comments

  1. yasmin

    * an under cap. typo

  2. yasmin

    I braid my long hair, and then “fold” it into half its size, and tie it up with a hair band. Then I wear and under cap.

  3. Mariam Sobh

    There are these things that runners use in cooler weather.. it’s like a hood.. you could try those, but it may look a little awkward. I prefer Al-Amira of all fabrics while working out. The lycra ones are more stretchy so can probably hold more hair. They’re so convenient and you can just tuck them into your shirt without worrying about it flipping up. The one piece Al-Amira is a great one too, but very hard to find. And there is always Capsters.. those sporty hijabs.. not sure how I feel about those.

  4. Rabia

    Underscarves are a long haired sister’s friend. I’ve found that when I put my hair in a bun, if it’s too high or too low, it gets uncomfortable, but having when it’s in the right place, I can wear it pinned up all day. (When it’s down, I tend to sit on my hair, so I prefer to wear it up even sans hijab.)

    I’d like to add to the question. I’ve started running recently, and I’m having a tough time finding a comfortable hijab. I suppose the obvious answer is an al amira. So then lycra or cotton? I’ve tried wrapping a scarf just around my hair, but it falls off and doesn’t give neck coverage. Any other suggestions?

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