Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY - Hijab Puff

I recently came across a DIY from youtube about making your own hijab underpiece.  I had bought a few of the clip-on underpieces when I was last in Dubai (which you can see in the above picture).  But after my friend broke the last one I owned....I decided it was time to give that tutorial a go!  The results? A great hijab puff that's easy to use!  Since I've been getting quite a few questions on how I keep my hijab 'volumized', I thought....why not let my readers in on the fun too.  The process is quick, easy and fabulously affordable.  I especially need these little 'poofs' under my hijab since I recently cut my hair to chin length and there is little hair to help keep my hijab looking 'full'.  I recorded the steps and made a step by step for y'all to enjoy! If its a success for you, let me know how it goes.

You will need:
1. A loofah
2. An elastic
3. Scissors
I bought my loofah from the dollar store.
You can use either one or two, depending on how big you like your 'hump'.
 I used one and it sufficed.

Step 1: Cut the rope holding the loofah together.

You will get a result like the one on the left.
Here you can see what the loofah looks like before and after being cut.

Step 2: After cutting the loofah, put your hand through the entire length of it.
Keep pulling until the loofah is all the way through.

Step 3: Grab you elastic and pull it through the length of the loofah
so that there is one end of the elastic on each end of the loofah.

...pull the elastic all the way through...

You should be able to grab one side of each elastic

Step 4: Tie a double knot.
Thats it! your final product should look like the one above.

Fluff it up to your desired 'puffiness'

This is your new scrunchie hijab puff.  Tie your hair into a ponytail and wrap this around your ponytail.
 Can't wait to see the results you guys all get!
So there you have it.  I hope you guys enjoyed that. I was pleasantly surprised with the results.  I'm sure you will be too.


  1. i have a friend whose hair is too short to tie into a bun and she feels like her hijab looks weird without the bun. i should tell her about this!! :)

    1. You gotta, i chopped my hair off and well hijab looks very unattractive without a bun, you sorta end up looking like a con head!! tell her, i'm sure she'll love it!

  2. Thanks for the thorough tutorial. I think I will make one. I don't use one, but actually just tie up my scarves. My problem is I have medium hair that is super wild and curly so I have to hold it down real well or all hell will break loose! I always wondered what difference or improvement could be had if I use one of those instead of a separate scarf. If i make one I will link back to you so thanks!!!

    1. I use to have very curly long hair but i still use to wear a clip.. Weird eh, i just like the shape it use to give, its different from the shape you get with your normal hair.. Oh and the separate scarf thing, my friend use to do that, and she occasionally still does.. but she also loves the loofah... give it a try , you got nothing to loose...


      oh and if you do, tell me what you thought of it!!!

  3. A loofah on your hair! Ingenious!

    1. LOL, thats what i thought too!!!,,,, its priceless, A girl needs some HURRR!

  4. I've been using a scrunchie hijab puff for almost a year!! and I love it! I think they are way better than those flower clips :)

  5. Inshallah i'm going to try and make one, I usually wear the clip but sometimes it gives me a headache :(, but this looks more simple and less painful.

    1. your gonna lovveee it insha''allah ... tell me what you think!!


  6. Beautiful pics!!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!
    bloglovin follower

  7. A loofah under your hijab, who would have thought :P ...way to be creative. Love it!

  8. great alternative :) great blog now following:)

  9. Creative :)

    I am not good at creating thing, but I'll try. It's beautiful, especially because the color is black. so elegant :)

  10. great job with the diy, this will create some volume without being too puffy. Just discovered your blog and im following, please have a look at mine: