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Top 5 Reasons to Wear a Silk Head Scarf

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If diamonds are a girl's best-friend, then what would silk be?

Silk could be one of your skin's finest assets. Oscar de la Renta once said "Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand". For centuries, silk is considered a luxury fabric, mainly because of its luxurious softness and lustrous beauty. In ancient China, silks were originally reserved for the Imperial family for their own use and gifts to others. 

Today, silk is still a luxury fabric because silk worms are now rare and hard to find. The production process itself is expensive. Extracting raw silk starts by cultivating the silkworms on mulberry leaves. This natural process requires good care and supervision, and of course it is a very long and slow process. 

Regardless, silk is still a highly sought-after fabric in modern society because of its reputation as the "Queen of Fabric". What makes silk earn its reputation as a precious fabric? Firstly, the advantages and benefits of silk are so unique, in which other fabrics, whether natural or man-made, simply cannot match.

If you are a Muslimah or a Jewish Women, head covering is integral to your believes, culture and life. However, wearing a silk head scarf as a hijab or head cover will make a difference to your modesty wear.

Let's explore why you should consider silk head scarf:

1. Hypoallergenic

Believe it or not? Bugs don’t like silk, bacteria don't like silk, and mold doesn’t like silk either. The sericin residue is a natural repellent that keeps all the bad things away, all the while helping you in other ways. These allergens are easily found anywhere. If you have eczema or some form of allergies, a silk head scarf can keep you safe from skin rashes, eczema and stuffy nose.

2. Hair Care

Silk is a natural heat regulator and it can maintain the air around you at a comfortable temperature. This "breathing property" allows constant air exchange between two side of your head scarf. Silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise.  This means you will perspire less during summer and you will be warm enough during winter. Also, the silky smooth surface of a silk scarf makes it gentle on your hair. 

3. Durable

Needless to say, silk is known to be a strong and light fabric. Silk fibers are one of the strongest natural textile fibers in the world. One example of its durability is shown by the recovery of silk garments from a ship-wreck in 1782. The silk was perfect, but the lining was entirely gone...from the thread giving way. 

4. Soft and Lightweight

Our silk scarf is only 14 momme or 56 grams, making it perfect as a head scarf, hijab or neck accessory. The scarves we carry are mainly silk twill weave. This weave makes the fabric stronger, with a dull appearance. The twill weave is not as slippery and is more structured, making it easy to shape as desired.

5. Hygienic 
Silk is the most hygienic material to be used as a head scarf because it is resistant to dust and stains. So if you are looking to get rid of your old cotton scarves because of dust, or allergies, getting a silk-scarf will solve your problem instantly.

All of our scarves at HijabPlanet are 100% pure silk and you can be assured that they are truly hypoallergenic. At Hijab Planet, you are spoil with choices of fashionable pure silk scarves from Turkey. You can find the latest scarves and be modest with elegance.

Audrey Hepburn once said "When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman".

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