Monday, February 8, 2010

Underscarves problem!

Aren't they annoying? I love the look of them and the security that the scarf will stay in place, but the one I have is a pretty large triangle that I tie at the back of my neck when I wear it... It goes over the ears or else it just doesn't make a nice-looking line on the forehead. It is too heavy or something and makes it hard to hear... And the material makes sounds when I move my head. Really not cool! Is it only the material that is just not suitable?


I like the idea of the tube underscarves that come with the al-amira style scarf. Normally I see them worn over the ears of the mannequins on the websites that sell this style... Are they much better than what I described from my underscarf?

What are the best styles and materials? How do you wear it?

24 Comentários:

LK said...

The cotton jersey ones are the best. Especially the bonnet style that tie. You can ajust the tightness for comfort. They also create traction and keep the scarf from slipping. I think you have to wear them over your ears.

Stephanie said...

Slot of times I just wear a regular old stretchy cotton headband you can get anywhere. Keeps your scarf from slipping but without all the extra (hot)fabric. I also like these kind http://www.al-muminat.com/egyptian-cotton-underscarf-p-132.html?gclid=CJemhM3N5Z8CFRMNDQodU2GvGw

Anisah said...

I liked the scarf sets that came with an matching underscarf cap kinda thing, both of which were sewn shut and made of cotton. Very comforable! Ya they weren't as pretty as some of the scarves, but I hated having a pin under my chin.

Anisah

Suslique said...

hey i'm gonna fix my laptop today and as soon as i do it, i'll take pictures of my underscarves and post them on my blog in sha Allah :)

Candice said...

LK: That's like t-shirt material, right? I don't like the idea of tying, but of course, I don't like the idea of something that doesn't fit either!
Stephanie: Those seem really good!
Anisah: Sounds like the al-amira. I also think they don't look quite as nice as somem others, but look really practical and I like that!
Suslique: Awesome! :)

Anisah said...

Is this the al Amira style? http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/MiGirl2K/Blog/MeHijab.jpg

Candice said...

Looks like it is. The al-amira can be 1 or 2 piece. The 2-piece has a tube type of piece that is the underscarf and then another piece that only has a hole for the face and has a sewn line that is to be put under the chin... The one-piece just has the slip on over the head, but with a built-in underscarf.

Anisah said...

Mine were the two piece ones. I brought them over from Jordan in 2000.

Zuhura said...

I wear the tube type. Some are cotton jersey and some are polyester. I don't cover my ears for the very reasons you mention; you can wear them either way.

Candice said...

My ears are too high - it won't look good! lol

Jamilah said...

The cotton tube ones are nice... and I do cover my ears with them just because I feel it would pop off or something if I didn't. Have you looked at www.hijabgirl.com? Their stuff is good and not expensive at all...

Mrs. S said...

I wear lace underscarves. They're the same as a super wide headband, stretchy, and breathable. I highly recommend them.

caraboska said...

I order 2-piece amiras online. I find that a cotton one means less pins because unless your scarf is really slippery, it may well stay in place without. But the amiras made of fabric with lycra in it do drape better. I guess it's a question of taste and what you're going to wear with it. I personally usually tie a shayla over the amira. Either that or I put a hat on top. Sometimes both. Sometimes just the amira if I need the time for something else.

Banana Anne said...

I would definitely recommend the tube pieces that come with the al-Amira hijab. They do go over your ears, but they definitely don't hinder your hearing at all because the fabric is so thin (I have had this problem when wearing silk scarves; the sounds tend to be very muffled). The bonnet style ones that LK mentioned can be tied so that they don't cover your ears, but the fabric is instead tucked behind your ears which can be uncomfortable.

eyes serene said...

Assalamu alaikom,
I echo everybody else... cotton tube underpieces (or a thick cotton headband). Easy peasy lemon squeezy. hehe I have tried the kind you're talking about but they were very slippery, which is super annoying. I like to put my scarf on and then not think about it for the rest of the day if possible!

Candice said...

I will try to find a place that sells different styles and try one of each. The lace ones are really pretty and do seem to be very thin and nice. And I'd buy an al-amira in a neutral colour to be able to wear the underscarf with other scarves.
I'm glad to hear it's not affecting hearing (and I guess not making swooshing sounds when you move your head). I really just have a bad quality one. It came with a khimar my husband brought back from Egypt...

LK said...

Actually I was going to put this on my new fashion site but I will give you the tip here. I do not do this for the "underscarf look" but rather to just have something to pin my scarf to. You dont see it in the front because the material is only about an inch or 2 wide. You could cut a wider piece (about 4 inches) and then tie it behind your head making sure it shows in the front. Make sure the fabic is really thin and it should solve your ears hurting/hearing problem.

If things over your ears bothers you, including cloth headbands, you can try a strip of thin cotton. I even find stretchy headbands to hurt my ears so I took a strip of T-shirt material cut off from an old shirt and used it as a headband. Just place it on your head and tie. That way it can never be too tight and the fabric will create friction. you can pin the scarf to the thin cloth to keep it from slipping back.

LK said...

BTW you put the strip of cloth BEHIND your ears, I didnt mention that LOL

Candice said...

Thanks for the tip! I might try that... But my ears are kinda high so it wouldn't look good for me to have it behind my ears. For it to stay on my head, I'd have the material too low on my forehead and with too much of a "flat across" type of look. Hard to explain... I don't have a headband type of head! I think a thinner headband would work over the ears though and wouldn't bother me too much.

Jamilah said...

One other style that you may or may not know about is the mona hijab. Its a whole full size underscarf (the kind that goes down over your neck too) and an attached scarf that you wrap around and pin once. They are super easy, and pretty and don't require any particular hijabing skills! I found some online at star scarves and ebay

http://www.starscarves.com/monahijab.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/mona-hijab-black-and-cream-pattern-on-black-chiffon_W0QQitemZ350314111370QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_ReligionSpirituality_EH?hash=item519059218a

Check them out. Also a great choice for the in the car emergency hijab for those times you find yourself somewhere without a scarf and you want one!

Candice said...

Yes, I've seen those under the name Kuwaiti hijab. They also seem easy to use and practical. AND stylish! I agree, would be a great choice for my "car hijab" :)

Anisah said...

ok.. u really gotta come visit !!

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam sis. One type (the only kind I wear) is called most commonly a tie-back khimar. I think it might look more old-fashioned than what you are looking for but in terms of comfort and fit, there is no comparison. Especially if now you are only wearing it to the masjid.

It is like an amira that slips on but them the forehead piece ends in to ties that you tie under the scarf. Go to www.hijabgirl.com and look under khimar. You will see. I prefer the meter long ones but they do come in shorter lengthes.

Insha'allah you will find what is best and right for you.

Ma salaam...

Candice said...

Yeah, I've seen those. I think they would be perfect for the mosque. I'd probably go for something less old-fashioned if I were going out, especially since hijab is so new for me, but I feel best being in something plain but tidy and nice at the mosque. Thanks for the suggestion!

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