How to wash and care for your scarves and hijabs in the comfort of your home!
Many people ask for good quality hijabs, however after you purchase your hijabs the rest is down to you! Even the best quality hijabs that are not taken care of, will be ruined. Everyone wants their hijabs to last for a long time so you must take good care of your hijabs regularly.
When it comes to hijabs, our customers often ask us what is the ideal way to wash and keep them looking as good as new for as long as possible?
Here we have a number of steps for you to follow if the manufacturer’s care instructions are not available:
- Firstly, it is very important that you try to treat stains as soon as possible, the quicker you wash your hijab the better the chance to save your hijab!
- Hand wash your hijabs. We always advise our customers to hand wash your hijabs in order to maintain its primary look. Not only is it gentler but you can also wash your hijabs separately to avoid bleeding colours staining the rest of your hijabs.
- Always use cool or warm water. We do not advise using hot temperatures when washing your hijabs, this can be too harsh on the majority of hijab fabrics and affect the condition of the hijabs.
- Prepare a small bucket with mild soap or detergent and create a lather. Place the hijab and gently wash any marks you would like to clean. Do not forget to wash white hijabs separately and using fresh water. (It would be better to place your hijabs in an order from lightest to darkest and wash them in that order.)
- Ensure the water runs clear before gently squeezing the excess water.
- Hang and leave to FULLY dry before storing again. (Even though a dryer may not damage your hijab It is highly recommended to air dry your hijabs)
It is a good idea to avoid keeping your accessories and hijabs stored in close proximity because they can often catch and tug on your hijabs. If you hang your hijabs, avoid pulling them from the hanger in order to avoid any snags occurring. Delicate, fancy or occasion wear hijabs may be better stored if rolled to ensure the scarf has no crease lines.
When it comes to ironing your hijabs, ensure the iron is on a low setting and carefully iron on the reverse of the hijab. Of course, this is not possible for any Pleated Hijabs. Pleated hijabs, ideally, should be hung up and left to air dry.
On our silk hijabs or satin hijabs, we recommend using magnetic pins that hold the hijab in to place. That way it reduces the chances that the hijabs is tugged and ruined.
Safety pins can often tug and snag on hijabs. If this happens, carefully remove the safety pin and stretch it back into shape and cut any loose threads.
If the manufacturers instructions suggest your hijabs are dry cleaned then we would recommend to do so!
If you have any more tips for keeping you hijabs intact, feel free to comment!