20 Things every Hijabi will understand

The struggles:

1) Assuring your concerned non Muslim friends that no one forced you to wear the hijab

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2) Being told you’re oppressed

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3) Having to walk with a hand on your chest to stop the wind from blowing your hijab away

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(Except it doesn’t look anywhere near as elegant as this!)

 

4) Checking the mirror when you enter your house to see how different your hijab looks compared to the morning

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5) Being adventurous and trying a new hijab style, but giving up half-way through the day

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6) Coming home after a long day and finding your hair either flat, a bit like Einstein’s, or somewhere in between

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7) Deciding whether wearing a neck scarf over a hijab is one layer too many…?

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8) Having to put a hijab on freshly blow dried and voluminous hair. The sacrifices.😣

Before and after

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9) Losing all your pins to the monster that also eats bobby pins, hairbands and odd socks

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10) Destroying your favourite hijab when the pins snag your scarves

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11) Having to go through bad hair days AND bad hijab days

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12) Wrapping a blanket or towel on your head when the postman unexpectedly knocks on the door

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13) Owning 50 scarves but always wearing the same 5

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14) People saying you don’t need to use an umbrella cause “you’re wearing a headscarf”

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But also the good things! Like:

  1. Being ever so slightly warmer than everyone else in winter

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Them vs you 🙂

2) Using the “but no one will see it!” excuse when your mum wont let you dye your hair

RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Kate Hudson with blue hair!

Let the experiments begin!

3) Being able to hide a fringe that you’ve butchered/cut too short

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aint no problem

4) The best feeling ever when you come home after a long day and rip off your headscarf and UNLEASH THE HAIR

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5) The beautiful transition from the pull on two-piece, to grown up rectangles with all the potential of beautiful folds and draping. Hijab puberty!

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6) And of course saying it loud and proud: I AM MUSLIM! 🙂

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