A question I get asked a lot is how I stay strong wearing my hijab in a western country, and how I don’t get affected by societies beauty ideals. The truth is, I’m like everyone else, I have really bad hijab days (more than I actually have good ones), and I used to be very aware of how i looked and dressed before I wore the hijab which made it harder in the beginning. I was always very fashion forward and wore makeup everyday, so the change I made was very drastic and took many years for me to get comfortable in. What I have noticed lately however is that whenever I feel bad in my hijab, I try dress up and have a girls night in and helps a lot! Just that feeling of doing your hair and makeup, dressing up in pretty outfits and hanging out in an off-hijab mode helps you boots that confident and gives that feeling of being ”like everyone else”, and that has helped me a lot during the tough days. Another thing is taking care of yourself, especially if you are married or you have kids. One tend to never priorities oneself and thats the worst trap ever. Go to the hairdressers, or the gym, buy that trendy midi-dress you want, or those ripped jeans, and were them at home and be flawless. Do your hair and makeup and just be yourself, for yourself. It’s important to feel that you are yourself once you are in the right off-hijab environment, otherwise that voice telling you that you look ugly in your hijab is going to take over your brain. Ultimately we wear our hijab to please Allah and because we are obligated to. It’s and act of obedient and worship, and it would be such a shame to wast the beauty of that deed by going around hating it or hating yourself because of it.
What do you girls do when you have week moments in your hijab? Do you have any thoughts or trix to motivate yourselves?