Is there something style-wise that you have to do before you leave the house? I mean, besides putting on a hijab, of course.
For me, it’s putting on foundation. I know it sounds shallow, but I’m not comfortable in my skin unless I have on some makeup. I’m sure nobody else would even notice, but I know if I don’t have any on, I’m very self-conscious.
How about you guys?
I have friends who always have to straighten their hair. That’s the plus side of wearing hijab, I guess. That would take me forever to do every day.
I’m also not a big fan of wearing pajamas or work-out clothes outdoors, although I’ve done it on occasion. However, my sister wears sweatpants to class all the time, and I doubt anyone cares.
So do you pay a lot of attention to what you look like in public? Or are you more of a throw on something and go kind of person?
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Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at www.twitter.com/nadiamalik or simply leave a comment below.