I still remember the first time I tried on a VELA Modal hijab. It was unlike any other scarf I had ever tried on. Not only was it buttery soft, but it was lightweight, extremely breathable, and draped beautifully. Once my Modal hijab collection grew large enough, I swore to myself that I would never wear another fabric.
That is, until I tried VELA’s new bamboo hijab scarves. It was everything I loved about the signature Modal fabric, but better.
Here are 4 reasons why bamboo is my new favorite fabric (and why I’m sure it’ll soon be yours, too).
1. Keeps Hair Happy and Healthy
Considering the average hijab-wearing baddie covers anywhere from 6 to 10 hours a day, it’s important to do so with a fabric that supports strong, healthy hair. VELA’s custom woven bamboo allows hair to breathe while providing several other unique benefits.
Its super soft, lightweight nature gives it the ability to hold back hair while putting less tension on both the head and scalp, preventing hair loss. The airy texture of our bamboo hijab scarves helps reduce frizz and breakage by eliminating friction - making it a great choice for those with curly hair, especially. Since bamboo is naturally UV protectant, these scarves effectively block UV rays that can be damaging to the structure and color of the hair, as well as the scalp.
2. Stays Fresh (Like You)
Once you find a new favorite hijab, you want to make it last forever. The handcrafted bamboo collection not only offers comfort, but durability as well. The microscopic holes in bamboo fibers provide excellent ventilation while wicking away 70% more moisture than cotton, without retaining unpleasant odors. This helps keep you and your hijab sweat-free and fresh, even on the warmest summer days.
Woven bamboo resists wrinkles more than other fabrics, and holds its shape extremely well, even after washing. So you can rest assured knowing that your bamboo hijab is made to last.
3. Ethically Made & Sustainably Sourced
VELA is committed to moving towards a sustainable future, always thinking of innovative ways to serve you, support communities, and protect our planet.
The bamboo collection is biodegradable and sustainably produced by a women-led facility. As a raw material, bamboo is an incredibly renewable resource that requires very little water and doesn't need to be sprayed with pesticides or fertilizers to grow. While bamboo does need to be chemically processed, VELA uses an improved operation that makes it safer for the environment. You can wear your bamboo hijab scarves in confidence, knowing it looks great on you and is good for the planet.
4. Endless Styling Options
Like all VELA hijab scarves, the bamboo collection features custom curated colors - each hand-dyed in small batches - to compliment you. From trendy tones like Lime Crush and Aqua Blue to timeless neutrals like Timeless Grey and Qahwah Brown, there’s a shade for every aesthetic.
The bamboo collection also features inclusive sizing to give you even more versatility when styling. In addition to the standard sizing, VELA now offers double width for the girls who like to rock more volume, mini for younger hijabis or the girls who want just enough fabric, and the square which can be tied back bandana-style or tied in the front for that classic, vintage hijabi look.
Years ago, VELA paved the way for breathable, super soft hijabs with our signature Modal fabric. It’s time for a new chapter, and bamboo is it. Shop the Bamboo Collection now!