Beautiful Ways to Put on the Hijab

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Beautiful Ways to Put on the Hijab
Many Muslim women wear hijabs as an expression of modesty. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Hijabs are head scarves made of a variety of fabrics, including rayon, silk and linen. The colours and shapes, as well as designs of hijabs, vary across regions. Some Muslim women wear hijabs that are long and drape over their shoulders, while others prefer those that are smaller. An expression of modesty, hijabs are also wrapped in ways that are considered beautiful and stylish.

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Shayla

Slide on a one-piece under scarf that provides neck coverage. Place a shawl-length hijab over your head, letting one side hang longer than the other. Attach the shawl to the under scarf by placing a brooch or hijab pin on each side. Carry the longer end of the shawl loosely under your chin and wrap it around your head, securing it in place with the pin that's already there. The shawl should fall over your shoulders as well as provide a view of the under scarf around your neck.

Basic

Fold a square scarf into a triangle. Don't let the tips of each triangle meet. One side of the scarf should be slightly bigger than the other. Placing the scarf over your head, carry the longer side under your chin and up one side of your face. Pin it to the area just above your ear. An under scarf of the same or a matching colour is recommended to reduce slippage.

Khaleeji

Slide on a head band that fits snugly around your face, so your hairline is concealed. Clamp a khaleeji flower clip to the back of your hair for volume. Drape a long scarf over your head. One side should hang down to your waist, the other to your shoulder. Carry the short side of your scarf under your chin and pin it to the other side of your scarf. Your scarf should be pinned at your neck. Carry the long side of your scarf under your chin, up your face and over your head. Pin it in place above your ear.

Summer

Style your hair into a high ponytail or bun. Drape a lightweight but opaque scarf over your head. Let it hang asymmetrically. Attach the short side of the scarf to the long side just parallel to your cheek, then pin from the inside. Your hijab should be dangling loosely around your face. Gather the area of scarf around the lump of hair under your scarf and bind it with a rubber band. Drape the long side of your scarf up and over your head so that your scarf covers the rubber band and dangles a little below your shoulder. Pin it to the folds of scarf over your chest with a decorative butterfly or flower brooch.

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