So, hacks are like my new thing. Everyone is doing them so I thought I’d also share some really interesting ones that affect my fellow sisters. You can define hacks as ‘productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack’. Let’s go straight to some mind-blowing hacks for fellow hijabis (I have actually tried some of them, don’t judge)!
1. I don’t know what to title this one but for those of you who love to pack their hair in a bundle to make a turban, you might sometimes not find your hair coil (I think that’s what it’s called). Maybe you misplaced it and you are in a big hurry. Well no shame in this, it happens. Just use a rope (you can tear off a material you do not use). If that’s not available, use your stockings.
2. Emergency pins: Every hijabi knows how important pins are, so you should always carry a few around, just in case. I usually just keep them in my wallet, in a small compartment where they can’t hurt me (and because I am the only one who uses my wallet, I know exactly where they are). But if you do not have a wallet that safe, you can just a pen as a casing. Just open the pen, place your pins inside and fix it back. They should be well secure. You can also use an automatic pencil in the same way.
3. Home pins: If you are like me, then everyone around you must have at one point or another complained about finding your pins everywhere. That is pretty unsafe so the best thing is to get a good place to stash all your pins at home. If you don’t have a readymade pin keeper (whatever they are call, those round little things), you can use a teddy bear. If you do not have one at home (perhaps because you know it’s not permissible in Islam), then use an old shoe box and stick those pins in it.
4. Colours: You want to make sure your hijab matches with your skin tone, eyes, brows, everything. There are so many colours out there but they are not all for you. If you can’t tell which ones works for you, use a colour chart.
5. Storage: You obviously shouldn’t leave your hijabs lying around as this may cause them to look rumpled or just not cute. You can use hangers (great way to see all the colours), or use a drawer.
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