09 October 2008

The Perfect Curve

The perfect curve on the top of a Turkish hijab above the forehead, that is. Ever wondered how they do it? Lots of pins, lots of time, lots of practise? Nope. It's simple actually, just a matter of some soft card (or that see-through plastic from the collars of new mens shirts). I drew some simple steps to follow to get the perfect hijab curve:

1/ Cut a piece of soft card or plastic about 5cm by 25cm and place it in the middle of an open square hijab..
2/ Fold the square into a triangle as usual, making sure that the card remains in the middle. Then put in a hijab cap so the scarf won't slip and wear the hijab the way you usually would making sure the card forms a curve above the forehead..

You can trim the card to a more comfortable shape and curving the sharp edges off would be a good idea to stop it piercing your hijab. Just get experimenting and you'll find it's a lot easier to get that perfect Turkish look than it seems.

These girls clearly know the trick and their hijabs look wonderful:

7 comments:

*~Ange~* said...

the last 3 girls look ok, but the first girl has a huge conehead look going on that some turkish hijabies get. i think it looks funny.

Zaenab said...

Haha!! lol i didnt notice but it does actually look like a cone :D but its fine..the pics just to show the curve lol

LisaM said...

Oh, "duh!" :) I wondered how they did that - thanks for posting this infomation!

essenceoftimeandearth said...

lol..lisam..you wouldn't know unless your turkish..its like a tradition kind of like the art of mehndi being passed down trough generations... Grreat post though..nice and informative!

Inspired Muslimah said...

Great post and I also have been wondering how to do this. I know a lot of sisters also make their bun in the back really big,bc I guess it makes the hijab look nicer. I depends on how my hair is underneath,sometimes I get that look others i feel like an alien bc my hijab is too tight against my head! lol

Anonymous said...

Salam aleykum sister,

I just found your blog and love it!

I was looking for some advise for get this nice turkish style.
What do you mean by "soft card", coz I don't really understand what's this?
And do you know wich type of pin they use for their necks?

Chukran Jezilan and "Eid Mubarek".

Assia, France. (princesse_jasmine@hotmail.fr).

Anonymous said...

nice post..really adore your blog
i wanna share something with u guys
before that,i'm really sorry if this matter might hurt anyone.actually, making bun on top of your head is forbidden in islam. there's a hadith which prohibit the muslimah doing so.please surf for more information..:)