How Do I Choose the Best Girls' Hijab?

Lainie Petersen
Lainie Petersen
Many young girls do not wear hijabs until puberty.
Many young girls do not wear hijabs until puberty.

When choosing the best girls' hijab, you should consider the age of the girl, her lifestyle, and any external requirements, such as those of schools or the community or culture in which the girl lives. In addition, you should consider price and the cost-effectiveness of choosing a girls' hijab for someone who may still be growing. Another important consideration is the personal preferences of the girl who will be wearing the hijab. Finally, what you choose should be both comfortable and flattering.

In Islam, both men and women are expected to dress modestly. While many Muslim women wear headscarves and other modest garments, many young girls do not wear hijabs until they reach puberty. In some communities and families, however, girls may begin to wear a hijab even before adolescence. In addition, some Muslim schools may encourage or require female students to wear hijabs while at school or attending school activities. As such, there is demand for various types of girls' hijabs.

If shopping for a hijab for a very young girl, it is often important to select a garment that is been designed to be easy for a small girl to wear. These hijabs may take the form of a hood with an elastic band that holds a draped scarf under the girl's chin or that are otherwise self-contained and do not require pins or complicated wrapping. This makes it easy for a young girl to put on and take off her girls' hijab without assistance. Take care to ensure that the fabric used in the hijab is comfortable for the girl. It is often best if you can take her to a shop and let her try on different hijabs so that she can let you know which she prefers to wear.

Some Islamic schools may prescribe uniforms for their students, and girls may be required to wear a hijab of a certain style or color while in class. Ask the school for information on its dress codes before buying a girls' hijab intended for school wear. Cultural practices are another concern, so it is likewise important to understand the types and styles of hijabs worn in a girl's culture and community.

As young girls often grow quickly, it may be prudent to not over-spend on girls' hijabs, as girls may grow out of them quickly. If your budget is tight, you may wish to select one or two relatively inexpensive hijabs for a young girl as well as a more expensive one for special occasions. As the girl gets older and her growth slows, spending more money on better-quality hijabs makes sense.

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    • Many young girls do not wear hijabs until puberty.
      By: Claus Mikosch
      Many young girls do not wear hijabs until puberty.