How to Wash Your Hijabs and Keep Them Looking Like New

by Leyla Amiri on November 01, 2018

Hijab is a major part of a Muslim woman’s life and it’s important to know how to wash hijab and maintain its new look for as long as you can. If you wash hijab in a washing machine, it can certainly get the garments clean, but if not done correctly, the harsh nature of some kinds of detergent can leave your hijab looking tired and not nearly as vibrant as it once was.

Main Tips on How to Wash a Hijab

With this in mind, at Hijab New Look, we like to help our customers with various dress tips, so we thought we would put this blog together to help hijab wearers everywhere to look after what can be quite a delicate garment.

Hand Wash...If You Can

If you truly want to give your hijab the very best chance of looking its absolute best for a long time, then we would recommend that you only ever hand wash it. The reason for this, is that it is far gentler than the machine washing process and gives you much greater control of what comes into contact with the fabric of your garment. 

However, we understand that not everyone has the time to hand wash clothes, so if you do have to use a washing machine to clean your hijab, then there are a number of things you can do to protect it during the wash cycle. For instance, placing your hijab in a pillowcase or laundry bag will protect it from the rough spinning that occurs inside the machine, particularly during the draining phase of a wash.

Another tip that can be applied, is to ensure that you don’t wash your hijab with different coloured garments and that every time you do, it should be done with cold water.

Washing Hijab Avoid Harsh Detergents and Bleaches 

There is nothing more likely to age the fabric of your hijab garment than prolonged used of modern, commercialised detergents and bleaches. You should favour the use of natural remedies like white vinegar and if powder or detergent must be used, then use it very sparingly or you could see the colours of the fabric of your hijab become jaded and ‘washed out’. 

Don’t Wring it Out

Once you’ve washed your garment, it is essential that the drying process is just as gentle as the washing phase. What you simply must not do, is wring out your hijab, particularly if it is made of silk. We would suggest gently pressing out the water until most of the water is gone and then placing it flat on a bath towel. This process will prevent stretching at keep the cloth in its best condition.

Whilst we would certainly recommend drying your hijab outdoors, if at all possible, you should take care to shield the fabric from direct sunlight to prevent fading and to never hang it up, instead laying it flat to help it keep its shape. If you prefer to watch a video on hijab care, please, watch the video below.

We hope this blog has helped you to better care for your hijab and we thank you for reading.

If you would like to know more about anything discussed here or to find out about the large range of beautiful Abayas, Hijabs, Burkinis and Underscarves we have in stock, you can take a look through our website and you’ll find something for every style and taste.

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