How To Use Hijab Pins

Many hijab styles require the use of pins to keep them in place, which can damage the delicate material of the hijab, especially if you’re using a lightweight hijab made of chiffon or georgette. Alternatively, if you’re tying a hijab on a younger child or are new to wearing hijabs yourself, you might feel nervous at the thought of having a pin so close to your head or neck.

Magnetic hijab pins can remove this worry, working to keep your hijab tied neatly in place without the need for standard hijab pins.

At Silq Rose, we have a collection of small, ultra-strong magnetic hijab pins that are minimal in design and perfect for keeping your hijab in place while staying concealed for a smooth and seamless finish.

Why you need a hijab pin

Pins are used to keep your hijab in place for a variety of styles. The most common way of using a pin is underneath your chin, which will keep your hijab together and secure once you’ve draped it around your head. If needed, you can also use a pin on top of your head, which will ensure that the scarf doesn’t budge during the day.

There are different types of pins that many hijabis use, including straight pins, safety pins, and stick pins. While they are there to ensure you don’t need to readjust it throughout the day, they’re best suited for thicker, more tightly-woven hijabs, as they won’t create holes or damage the material. Many women also opt to wear lighter materials for special occasions or during the hot summer months, which can cause snagging and more sustain pin damage more easily.

What are magnetic hijab pins?

Magnetic hijab pins work in the same way as a regular pin — simply use the magnets as a clasp to hold the material you want to be pinned in place.

Understandably, some people don’t feel safe using normal pins, or they simply aren’t suitable for the style in which they wear their hijab, which makes magnetic hijab pins an ideal replacement. Many experience skin irritation from the metal pins, which often contain harmful materials like zinc, nickel, and lead. Hijab pins also generally come into close contact with the sensitive areas of skin around the chin and neck, which can cause added discomfort. It can also be dangerous for younger girls to pin their hijabs in place around these areas.

However, ours are not ordinary hijab magnets! Our magnetic pins can be used to keep your hijab in place without piercing the material, and are made using high quality stainless steel, minimising any risk of skin irritation. Their ultra-strong hold means that there will be no danger of your hijab coming loose or slipping off your head during the day. They’re also strong enough to hold through multiple layers of the thickest fabric, leaving you free to style your hijab exactly as you’d like.

While some hijab pins come with embellishments, we designed this product with clean and minimal aesthetics as a focal point. The magnetic pins in our collection are small and discreet, designed to blend in seamlessly with your hijab. We offer them in four classic colours, available in a brushed matte finish that perfectly complement our collection of hijabs.

How to use magnetic hijab pins

For a simple everyday look, secure the magnetic hijab pins at the front, underneath your chin, and style your hijab from there. If you prefer to drape your hijab over your shoulder, use an additional magnetic hijab pin to keep the hijab in place. Our collection of hijab pins are strong enough to hold multiple layers of fabric together, letting you layer the material as much as you’d like. For a layered or draped style, use the smaller pins to keep the layers in place around your face, ensuring that they don’t drop, and keeping your style voluminous throughout the day.

Pair our rose gold magnetic pins with hijabs in neutral and pastel tones, or use our black pins for darker hijabs. If your outfit has warmer undertones, we recommend the antique gold magnetic pins, which will help further emphasis the colours, while silver is perfect for cooler shades. Get started with our set of 4 magnetic hijab pins, which come in all the colours we offer, and are small enough to be used discreetly.

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