Category Archives: Islamic Head Coverings

Hair Loss and Islamic Head Coverings

Slow week as far as new hair loss related news and research publications go. However, something very interesting I came across was the following image published on the Pew Research Center website recently.

Islamic Head Coverings and Hair Loss

The choice of Islamic head coverings for Muslim women are broadly broken out as follows:

  1. Fully-hooded burqa.
  2. Niqab.
  3. Hijab.
  4. Less conservative head covering (some scalp hairs visible).
  5. No covering.

For a Muslim woman suffering from hair loss, options 1-4 must be very attractive! I know that when I have a bad hair day, I like to wear a cap. Sometimes, I envy Muslim women (and Sikh men) who are able to cover their heads daily for religious and cultural reasons.