Your Hijab is an important part of your daily lifestyle. Learning to properly care for your Hijab can add years to its life. Caring for your hijab(s) is easy and requires only minimum care.
Here are a some tips:
- Dry-clean your scarf if the care instructions suggest dry cleaning.
- Don’t wring out your scarf when washing. This can damage and stretch the fabric.
- Don’t store your scarf with accessories that can catch on it or damage it, such as earrings and necklaces.
- Don’t hang a scarf over a hanger for storage, especially if it’s wet. This will stretch it out of shape.
- If your scarf is hanging, do not pull.
- Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions. Usually, these are located on a label on your scarf.
How to hand wash your scarf:
The safest way to care for your hijab or any Middle Eastern clothing is to delicately hand-wash the item in cold water using Woolite detergent. Some items will specify dry clean only.
- Clean your scarf according to directions. If the instructions suggest hand washing, you’ll need to provide a gentle cleaning.
- Fill a sink or bucket with cool water
- Add a mild soap/detergent and create a lather.
- Place the scarf in the water until it’s submerged. Gently squeeze the scarf until it is completely wet.
- Leave your scarf for 15-25 minutes.
- Drain the sink of soapy water. Run cool water from the tap and rinse the scarf with fresh water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze out the excess water from your scarf.
- Placing it in the dryer may not harm it, but air drying is much gentler and will prolong the scarf’s life. Allow your scarf to air-dry on a flat surface.
- When scarf is entirely dry fold it and place it in your drawer or hijab hanger. You may put beautiful lavender or frangipani sachets to keep your hijab smelly nice