How to Put on a Muslim Headdress

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How to Put on a Muslim Headdress
Tie a Muslim headdress in a few minutes. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

A Muslim headdress, also called a "hijab," is designed to protect a woman's virtue. The headdress covers the neck and chest, according to the guidelines of the religion. The hijab is a required aspect of a woman's appearance in many Muslim countries and an option in others. hijab styles vary by country and region and they range from simple to complex arrangements. All styles require the use of at least one scarf and pins.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Medium scarf or hijab cap
  • Large scarf
  • Brooches or pins (2)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Arrange your hair into a comfortable style that will blend in with the hijab. For instance, tie it into a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

  2. 2

    Drape a small or medium-sized scarf on your hair so that it is completely covered. Tie the ends of the scarf at the nape of your neck. You can wear a hijab cap instead of the scarf, if you have one.

  3. 3

    Place the large scarf on top of the smaller scarf or hijab cap. Pull the front edge so it falls just above the eyebrows. Tuck the sides of the front edge of the scarf behind the ears.

  4. 4

    Pull the right side of the scarf to the front and over the left shoulder. This section covers the chest and a portion of the neck.

  5. 5

    Pull the left side of the scarf to the front of you. Pull it under your chain to the area just above your right ear so that your neck is completely covered. Pin a portion of the fabric in place with a small brooch or hijab pin.

  6. 6

    Pull the corner of the fabric hanging over your right ear, around the back of the head to the area just above your left ear. Pin it in place with a brooch or pin.

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