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Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat

It’s that time of year again when the sun is shining and everyone is outside enjoying the gorgeous weather.

But for hijabis, such hot weather would be a challenge, especially when it’s humid. It’s not easy to stay fully covered on hot summer days, we have to admit.

However, we’ve got some tricks to deal with it. It’s about your hijab fabrics, the way you put them on, and the outfit you choose for a hot day.

Wearing something lightweight, breathable, and loose-fitting definitely helps with not being too soggy inside your scarf.

So, what are the best hijab fabrics for Summer?

  • Linen
  • Cotton
  • Georgette
  • Rayon
  • Silk
  • Jersey
Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat - About Islam

Fabrics to avoid in the Summer

  • Polyester 
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon

Good news

Contrary to popular belief, exposing your skin to the sun is actually not a good idea.

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Wearing long sleeves and covering your body not only protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, but they actually act as a barrier against the sun’s heat as well.

Just pick those light cotton fabricsm and you’ll be enjoying summer like everyone else!

It has to be modest

Islam dictates that our clothes should be loose and not form-fitting which happens to be perfect for summer dressing.

Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat - About Islam

Loose clothes help air circulate throughout your body and keep you cool.

On the contrary, tight clothes will trap moisture and body heat, causing you to sweat and feel bad.

From the archives.