As beautiful as most hijab styles look, it isn’t always easy. Especially when you have to deal with the following nine situations, which take place very frequently. So this is a message to the marketers out there. There is only one message and it is to take notes.
1. The helmet
Have you ever tried wearing a helmet and having your hair in a bun? You could probably already imagine the struggle. Well try that with a hijab on and afterwards imagine how everything will look when you take the helmet off. Doesn’t it sound like a bad hijab day already?
2. Shirts with text on it
This is about the times you find a nice shirt with a cute text on, but unfortunately it’s positioned just a bit too high. As a result your hijab is covering all the cuteness up. Dear marketer, can you just lower that text a little bit? Thank you in advance.
3. Earrings for ear-covering Hijabi
When I talk to Hijabis and ask them about their experience with wearing a headscarf, they mostly mention how sad they were when they had to give all their earrings away. For those who wear the hijab in a way that it covers up your ears I can already feel your pain when it comes to setting free all those precious earrings.
4. Fancy bib for messy Hijabi eaters
Well they say equality is one of Europe’s best assets (read: take with a pinch of salt). I believe restaurants should provide their hijabi costumers with fancy bibs. Nobody got time to walk around with stains on their clothes, idem for Hijabi messy eaters.
5. Special magnetic corner in handbags for Hijab and safety pins
There is already such a thing on the market as magnets for bobby pins. To keep them organized and together, emphasis on together (so you don’t have to buy a new set every time). The same counts for hijab and safety pins. Just think of the times you stabbed yourself with a pin.
6. Hijab pin detector
Marketers who like to launch a range of hijab-friendly products can also benefit from this idea. The hijab pin detector goes hand in hand with the previous invention. This is a problem that happens in most families on a daily basis and it has to be taken care of. When somebody at home accidently drops a Hijab pin on the floor, the room is turned into a freezing show. Can’t nobody move. At the same time everybody has to look for the pin before someone steps on it and gets hurt. Just make this daily struggle a little easier for us. And please make the detector portable. #alllivesmatter
7. Nonabsorbent headscarves #Worldmap
As a kid my mother made me wear a headscarf as soon as I finished showering. Especially during the wintertime. It would allegedly protect me from getting ill, because the cold and the wet hair could supposedly make me catch a cold. I remember that the headscarf always absorbed the water and it created small islands on my head. As a kid I couldn’t care less. As a grown-up it could look a little weird. Instead of walking around with a world map on your head, you can be protected from looking weird when wearing a nonabsorbent headscarf.
8. Hijab on the Go aka the no-pin Hijabi
As I’ve mentioned before, running late is a real problem. How can you make loads of Hijabis happy? Design headscarves with Velcro pieces in a way they can be adopted to the hijabi’s own personal style. Isn’t Hijab on the Go already a great name for the concept?
If you really feel like taking this to the next level then the nonabsorbent headscarf and Hijab on the Go… will definitely be the ultimate combination.
9. Headscarf + headphone/earphone = ERROR #make #it #happen
This kind of resembles to the first issue. In this case this is a double problem. You can’t properly wear earphones. Before putting your Hijab on you have to plug them in and make sure they are placed correctly. When you want to take them off you have to pull the cords in order to get them out. On top of that, the extra fabric that was needed to cover them is now hanging there and looking all crazy-ish. The headphones aren’t any better. Most of them make in combination with a headscarf everything look too chunky.