Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat

It’s that time of the year again when the sun is shining and everyone is outside enjoying the gorgeous weather.

But for hijabis, such a hot weather would be a challenge especially when it’s humid. It’s not easy to stay fully covered in hot summer days we have to admit.

However, we got some tricks to deal with it. It’s about your hijab fabrics, the way you put them on and the outfit you choose for a hot day.

Wearing something lightweight, breathable and loose-fitting definitely helps in not being too soggy inside your scarf.

So, what are the best hijab fabrics for Summer?

– Linen

– Cotton

– Georgette

– Rayon

– Silk

– Jersey

Fabrics to avoid in Summer

– Polyester 

– Acrylic

– Nylon

Good news

Contrary to popular belief, baring your skin in the sun is actually not a good idea. Wearing long sleeves and covering your body not only protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun but they actually act as a barrier against the suns heat as well.

Just pick those light cotton fabrics and you’ll be enjoying Summer like everyone!

It has to be modest

Islam dictates that our clothes should be loose and not form fitting which happens to be perfect for summer dressing.

Loose clothes help air circulate through out your body and keep you cool. On the contrary, tight clothes will trap moisture and body heat causing you to sweat and feel bad.