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The origin of hijabs

The hijab, also known as a headscarf or veil, is a common sight in the Middle East and is increasingly becoming popular around the world. It originally comes from the Arab world in the early days of Islam. It has been worn by many women of the Islamic faith for centuries; a Muslim woman who wears a hijab over her head and neck is called a "hijabi". The sight of hijabs has since spread throughout the Middle East and South Asia. In recent decades, the hijab style has become increasingly popular in other parts of the world such as North America and Europe, due to globalization. Women from different cultural backgrounds can be seen wearing this traditional yet stylish hijab scarf.

Popular features and types of hijab

There is no universal design for a hijab. Some common materials used to make them are silk, cotton, satin, polyester blends, and chiffon. Chiffon hijabs are the most popular choice as chiffon is the most commonly used fabric for the hijab. Chiffon is a preferred choice for hot weather because it is lightweight. On the contrary, jersey hijabs are the better option for wintertime and cold days. A jersey hijab is made from cotton that is highly comfortable and manageable like chiffon hijabs. Jersey hijabs are also suitable for hot days because they can absorb sweat easily.

There are countless styles, colors and designs when it comes to hijab fashion. Popular colors include white, black, brown, and grey, but more colorful shades such as pink, green, purple, and other neutral and warm colors are becoming trendy. Hijab prints can range from floral to geometric patterns; solid plain designs; or even glitter wave patterns, polka dot prints, or colorful stripes. New trends now offer embroidery to the fabric such as rhinestones and jewelry, bringing another level of chic sophistication to a women's wardrobe.

The purpose of hijabs

A hijab's purpose is to provide an extra layer of protection against some environmental factors such as the sun, wind, and dust while the buyer still feels comfortable and confident with their outfit. It also serves as an expression of faith by showing respect for oneself and one's religion. Additionally, hijabs can help women feel more confident in public due to their ability to cover up body parts they may not feel comfortable displaying publicly. Overall, hijabs are no longer exclusive to Middle Eastern countries as a Muslim head covering piece because this traditional garment has gained worldwide recognition through hijab fashion trends on the Internet.

How to properly care for hijabs

It is strongly recommended that hijabs are hand-washed without soaking in water for too long. Mild detergents and cold water are the best options to avoid damage or color bleeding from the fabric. Whether drying indoors or outdoors, they should stay away from the sun or heating.