Would I buy the NIKE sports Hijab?

TO NIKE OR NOT TO NIKE?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

From the midst of all this political bickering, the last thing I expected to come from it was a Sports Hijab. But I’m not complaining- about time somebody noticed us!

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Above you can see what to expect when Nike launches the Nike Hijab next spring, except I’m not exactly sure what they’re going to be calling it yet-personally I like the sound of Nike Hijab, sounds like something official.

Being someone who’s only been active in sports for fun, either playing with other kids in the neighborhood or taking part in my high school’s track and field for like a few weeks, and tennis for a few weeks and this and that for a few weeks, I haven’t struggled too much with finding a functional hijab to wear since I never competed professionally.

However, that’s not to say I haven’t had my fair share of searching and wishing for something that I could wear without having to feel like it takes away from my “sportiness” or at least how sporty I look. What people don’t understand is that often times with hijab, it’s the way people perceive you in it that creates the problem rather than the actual act of wearing the scarf itself.

When you wear a scarf, and you’re in a team or amongst a group that is all dressed in different but more “mainstream” apparel, you feel like a fish out of water, and it’s not because wearing the hijab makes you feel different, but rather because you’ve never actually seen someone else wear the hijab and play sports, so you feel like it can’t be done and that the two simply don’t go together.

But with the Nike swoosh now on the side of the hijab, it feels like it fits perfectly, regardless of how it looks. That checkmark, simple as it is, symbolizes a validation for a hijabi when she puts on that scarf and in the midst of her looking so alien, the swoosh is there as proof that it’s normal and acceptable.

Now with all that being said, would I buy a Nike sports hijab when it comes out? Hell to the yes. Not only will it be exciting to try a new Nike product, but I want to actually see if it’s any different from normal hijabs that I own. Furthermore, last time I went jogging I had a little hijab/hood malfunction so I’d like to see if the Nike hijab really will make things easier.

What are your thoughts on the Nike sports hijab announcement? Yay or nay? Silly or the next new trend?

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3 DON’TS OF HIJAB FASHION!

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Ok so I have a confession, I’ve fallen into many “HIJAB DON’TS” over the many years I’ve worn hijab. Honestly, sometimes looking at my old photos makes me cry a little on the inside because I can’t believe the horrendous outfits I’ve worn, in public! But just because I fell into horrible hijab mishaps, you shouldn’t have to! I’m going to share three HIJAB FASHION DON’TS for those who want to save themselves before it’s too late 😛  Continue reading

Hijab & the Dress Devil

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In all honesty, I want to ask you ladies, have you ever had that moment, where you looked at yourself in the mirror and said “I wish I could just go out without wearing my hijab and worrying about covering so much of my body?”

I feel like there isn’t a single hijabi out there who has never had that thought, especially those living in western countries and those who might not wear hijab, but stick to modest dressing in countries where modesty only refers to covering your private parts. 

I’m going to admit, that yes though I’m a hijabi and choose to wear a hijab every time I walk out the door, I do have those thoughts sometimes (especially when I’m in a rush to get somewhere.) I find it so bothersome when I put together an outfit that looks so nice and perfect, and then can’t wear it due to the fact that once I add my hijab, or once I add extra pieces for full coverage, I end up looking like a hobo and the outfit is ruined. And it’s during these moments, when the Dress Devil decides to wander through my head, and tell me things like:

“What is the big deal if you just walked out without your hijab?”

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