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Asalamualaikum everyone, in today’s post we’re going to be talking about the best hijab materials for Summer. I think that this is a very important bit of information to share because it is never fun to wear a thick pashmina during the hottest time of the year….ya know?

One of the major points that held me back from wearing the headscarf in the first place was the fact I live in Texas, where it is very humid, hot, and gross. At that point, I could not envision myself adding another layer around my head. However, once I made the jump, I realized that covering my hair and neck would give me a lot of benefits that would not only protect me from harmful UV rays, but give me a lot of ventilation as well. When you choose the right hijab fabrics to wear in the Summer, life is good because the material creates its own air-conditioning system and naturally keeps you cool.

QUICK TIP: If you don’t know whether or not a hijab will work best for you in the heat, make sure to see if it is lightweight, breathable, and cooling to the touch. If the fabric carries these qualities, it will most-likely work for a warm climate.

So without further ado, here are my recommendations on the best hijab materials for Summer:


Out of all of the fabrics to choose from, I would say that cotton is the best. This material is a natural fiber that is revered for being light and breathable. In addition to that, cotton is inexpensive, easy to wash and iron, and comes in many prints, colors, and textures. Some variations of cotton that you can find in stores are chambray, linen, jersey, and cotton that has been blended with other materials like nylon, rayon, polyester, etc.

If you are having trouble finding a cotton scarf, make sure to check out my DIY Hijab post where I show you how to make your very own hijab at home.


My second recommendation on the best hijab materials for Summer is viscose rayon. It’s a man-made material that is loosely woven, and has very similar qualities to cotton in that it is breathable and absorbs moisture. Although viscose has a tendency to snag and have gaps from the loose weave, this material is still a very good option because it is inexpensive, doesn’t wrinkle, and provides plenty of ventilation. You can literally find viscose rayon anywhere, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting your hands on this type of scarf.

If you have scarves with holes in them, here’s a tutorial on how I do minor repairs on loosely woven scarves

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