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HOW TO WASH YOUR HIJABS THE RIGHT WAY

 

Caring for your hijabs is important. It will determine the lifespan of your hijab and if cared for properly, your hijabs can last you for years.

We're here to help.

 

We recommend hand washing our hijabs in cool water (maximum 20° C) as a safer alternative than machine washing natural, delicate fabrics. 

1. Add detergent to cool water, giving it a quick swirl. You can use a mild detergent or an eco-friendly version, such as Castile liquid soap. Avoid using any detergents that contain bleach (otherwise you will end up with a different coloured hijab and we told you so!)

2. To remove stains or makeup, carefully rub the stained area with your chosen detergent or stain removing solution prior to hand-washing. This is known as spot cleaning and is especially important when washing our Ombré hijab for example. (You don't want to mix Black with light blue, no no).

3. Place your hijab in the cool water and gently move the fabric now and again by submerging and gently agitating the water. 

4. Allow your hijab to soak between 15 - 30 mins and then rinse with cool water.

5. Gently press any excess water out of the hijab between your hands, avoiding any friction.

It's important to never wring or twist your hijab fabric. It's an absolute no no, as this may cause damage to the fibres and the stitching. The shape may change but this is totally normal as the fabric will regain its original shape once steamed or ironed. We recommend steam ironing always!

In order to protect the delicate nature of the fabric when wet, avoid using the dryer. The dryer could damage the fibres and may cause the hijab to shrink. It is always best to allow the hijab to naturally air dry flat, on a rail or over the staircase banister.

TIP: Do not leave your hijabs in the sun to dry, as the sun rays can cause the colour to fade. Our fabrics are natural fibres that offer sustainability and quality, so they must be treated as the delicate fabrics they are.

Once dried, you can go ahead and iron or steam your hijab. This will help regain the original shape. 

TIP: Steam irons work best and never burn fabrics!

Remember to never submerge different colours into the same basin when washing. Our Ombré hijabs are a classic example of this as each colour will need to be washed separately (eg. Black and light Sage). We always recommend washing each hijab separately.

Our print hijabs CAN be submerged in the same basin as the designs have been digitally printed and therefore will not run during washing.
 
If you have any questions regarding the care of your hijabs, you are welcome to contact us at info@awra.co - we're always happy to help.

 

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You can also read our blog: WHAT IS HIJAB?

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