How to Care for Your Cotton Hijabs

Who doesn’t love cotton hijabs? They’re made of natural plant fibre, are lightweight, non-slip, and breathable. Perfect for summers! Asateer’s Limited Edition Summer Collection is all about pure cotton hijabs to keep you cool this season.

Treating your cotton scarves with some TLC for them to last longer. Follow these tips on how to care for your cotton hijabs.

For the first wash, wash separately.

Cotton fabrics often loose some color specially on the first wash. Always wash your colored cotton hijabs separately.

Cold water is the best.

Wash your cotton hijabs in cold water to prevent shrinkage and stretching. Cooler water temperatures will also help prevent fading of bright or darker colors. The best way to prevent your garments from losing their color is to hand wash them in cold water.

Never use undiluted bleach directly.

Applying bleach directly can cause holes. Even diluted bleach weakens cotton fibers, causing them to rip and wear out if used too often. A better option for whitening and brightening white and colored cotton hijabs is to use an oxygen-based bleach.

Use a color safe stain removers.

If the stain is fresh, run your scarf under the cold tap through the back of the stain for 3-5 minutes, and then rub the stain gently. If the stain persists, repeat rubbing gently 2 to 3 times.

To remove older stains, rub in a small amount of liquid laundry detergent while the surface is still moist, and then leave it to set for 5-7 minutes. After, gently rub the stain between your fingers again to help loosen it, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. A soft, clean toothbrush is a handy tool to use for stain removal. But be gentle!

Avoid fabric softeners, as this can dull the finish.

Just wash with a mild liquid detergent and skip fabric softeners. Your hijab is already made from pure, soft cotton fabric.

Use medium hot iron on the wrong side of the fabric.

Cotton hijabs wrinkle when washed and will require ironing. Use a medium hot iron while the scarf is still damp, and always iron on the wrong side of the fabric.

Environment friendly tip (and what we often do): Right after a shower—or during, if you have enough space in the bathroom—hang cotton scarves in a steamy bathroom to help remove wrinkling. This helps remove wrinkles.

Invest in thick, shaped hangers rather than wire ones.

Cotton scarves crease easily and because of this it’s best if you store your cotton hijabs by hanging them up rather than folding. For better results of keeping their shape, invest in thick, shaped hangers rather than wire ones.

Do you have any other tips on how to keep our cotton hijabs in pristine condition? We’d love to hear from you!

 

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2 thoughts on “How to Care for Your Cotton Hijabs

  1. Humaira says:

    All these tips are great! I hand washed all my Asateer scarves until I got lazy haha! Will definitely be handwashing in cold water when I get my new ones In Shaa Allah

    • Nadia says:

      Thank you, Humaira! We are all allowed our lazy days, haha! I would be careful with the pure cotton scarves, though. They’re made of purely natural fibers, which can be rather delicate. The polyester ones can withstand gentle, short-cycle machine wash.

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