Tudung bawal is one of the most popular hijab styles in Malaysia. It’s classy, timeless, and simple, perfect for any occasion. It’s also very versatile if you know how to be creative with its styles. If you’re still not sure how to put on this particular type of hijab, follow the tutorial for tudung bawal below!

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Tudung Bawal Tutorial: Easy Ways to Put On Your Hijab

Tudung bawal is a necessity for all Muslim women in Malaysia, some might even consider is as a starter hijab for those starting their journey into modest wear. For those who don’t know, tudung bawal is basically a square hijab that can be styled in many different ways. The scarf used for tudung bawal is usually bigger than usual so that it can cover the neck, the shoulders, and parts of the chest.

How to Easily Put On Your Tudung Bawal

In order to make this process easier, you might want to prep a few items beforehand. You would need safety pins or broaches, as well as the scarf for your tudung bawal. Make sure the scarf is of high quality so that it won’t be ripped when you secure it with the safety pins. It’s recommended that you wear a cap underneath your tudung bawal to ensure that your hair will stay in place throughout the day.

Fold your tudung bawal into two parts, one longer side than the other, then place it over your head. Collect the fabric under your chin and secure it with a pin. Wrap the longer side of the scarf around the back of your neck and bring it back towards the front. Twist the other side and secure the ends on the top of your head. This creates the illusion of a fuller, shapelier head. Ensure that all partings are secured by the pins.

Best Tudung Bawal Brands

There are so many tudung bawal brands in Malaysia today and surprisingly, the local brands take the cake. These local hijab brands carry so many beautiful scarves that are always within budget. These brands are:

  • Duck - Founded by Vivy Yusof, Duck is known for its scarves as well as skincare and beauty products.
  • Naelofar Hijab - This brand was founded by Neelofa in 2014 and is now the hijab brand used by female pilots of AirAsia.
  • Aidijuma - Their most popular product is the tudung bawal which is accessible, affordable, and stylish.
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