5 Hijab Fabrics To Avoid In Hot Weather

In this post we share 5 hijab fabrics that should be avoided in hot weather, or during sweaty Summer days.

It is already difficult enough being a hijabi during Summer, and we should not make life more complicated by wearing hijabs in materials that cause us to feel immensely uncomfortable and sweaty.

Here are the 5 fabrics/materials that should not be in your Summer hijab wardrobe:

1) Wool

A bit of an obvious one I know. Although wool is a natural fibre and more breathable than synthetic fibres, it is used to keep us warm. Wearing wool in Summer will make you feel stuffy and overheated, so save your woolly scarves for Autumn and Winter.

2) Polyester

Polyester is a durable and water-repellent material. It holds your sweat, even though it may sometimes feel light and airy. Many hijabs are made using polyester, including jersey hijabs, which should be avoided unless they’re made from a blend of fabrics, for example, cotton and polyester mix.

3) Nylon

Nylon is usually used to make leggings and swimwear, so although it may not be used as fabric for the majority of hijabs, there is a possibility. Wearing nylon while you sweat can cause a skin rash if you have sensitive skin, or damage to your skin due to rubbing. Unless your nylon hijab is part of your burkini and you plan to stay in the pool or in the cool sea while you wear it, it should be avoided in hot weather.

4) Silk

Although silk is a natural fibre which is lightweight and soft, it may not be an ideal choice for hot summer days. Silk is attracted to moisture and will stick to your sweaty skin.

5) Acrylic

Many pashmina scarves and thicker scarves are made from acrylic fabric, which is a synthetic fibre usually used to replace wool. Acrylic fabrics lack evaporation, so any sweat will stay on the scarf, making you feel uncomfortable and sticky. Therefore, it is definitely not an ideal choice for hot weather.

So, avoid these 5 fabrics if you want a cool, relaxed Summer 🙂

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4 Hijab Fabrics Perfect For Hot Weather

In this post we share 4 hijab fabrics that are perfect to wear during hot Summer days.

It is especially important for hijabis to pay attention to the fabric of our hijabs, as we are wearing an extra layer of fabric/cloth, which means an extra layer of warmth.

Here are the best fabrics for keeping a cool head during Summer:

1) Cotton

Cotton is a fabulously breathable natural fibre. It allows air to circulate through the hijab, keeping you cool and naturally air conditioned.

2) Viscose/Rayon

Although viscose/rayon is not a natural fibre, it is made from a thinner thread than cotton and fabrics made with viscose can be lightweight. Viscose/rayon is better in dry heat than humid conditions. Ideally, you should wear light coloured hijabs rather than dark, as dark colours absorb more sunlight, making you feel hotter.

3) Linen

Linen is another amazing natural fibre which is breathable, and it’s light weave allows air to pass through easily, keeping you cool. Linen is not too commonly used for hijabs, but a great option if you want comfort in Summer.

4) Blends

Blended fabrics made for Summer are another great option for keeping you cool on a hot day. Examples include cotton and viscose blends, or cotton and polyester blended fabrics. Blended fabrics resist heat and help you stay cool.

Chiffon and Gourgette are also good fabrics for Summer, however they are usually sheer and require undercaps/layers, which defeats the purpose of keeping you cool.

Have a fab hijabilicious Summer 😀

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