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Care for Your Hijab

April 29, 2012 9:21 PM by

Here are 10 tips on how to keep your fave hijabs looking new for as long as possible.

  1. Handwash your hijabs. If you insist on using the washing machine, place your hijabs in a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase first
  2. Wash dark and light coloured hijabs separately
  3. Always use cold water to wash
  4. Use only a pinch of washing powder or a splash of laundry detergent
  5. Avoid commercial bleach. Pour some white vinegar into the laundry water for yellowing hijabs
  6. Do not wring washed hijabs – squeeze out the water gently to prevent stretching. To dry a silk hijab, place it flat on a bath towel, roll them up together and wring gently
  7. Dry hijabs outdoors (if possible) but shaded from direct sunlight to prevent its colour from fading
  8. Lay hijabs flat on a surface to dry – instead of hanging them on poles or hangers – to retain their shape
  9. Set the iron temperature to as low as possible and press on the reverse side. Silk hijabs should be ironed while they are still damp
  10. Do not place mothballs where you store your hijabs. Use lavender sachets instead – they keep away moths and smell good

 

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