Hi girls ! 🌸

Summer is here and with it, the irresistible desire to dive into the water to cool off. If, like me, you wear a hijab and love swimming, you may know that it can be a bit complicated. But don't panic, I have plenty of advice to share so that you can enjoy the sea or the swimming pool with complete peace of mind.

Finding the Perfect Swimsuit

The first step to being comfortable in the water is finding the right swimsuit. There are some great swimsuits designed specifically for veiled women, called burkinis. Personally, I prefer those made from lightweight, quick-drying fabrics. They cover well while being loose enough to allow good freedom of movement.

It's completely legal!

In France, we tend to fear that completely natural things like bathing while respecting one's values ​​is illegal. Well, not at all! You have every right to swim in a burkini!

To be accompanied

To feel comfortable and safe, there's nothing better than being surrounded by people you love. It is natural to feel better surrounded by those close to us and we should not minimize the strength that our families and friends give us. Personally, I feel better accompanied when I go on vacation.

The Right Size is Essential

Coming back to the burkini, make sure your swimsuit is the right size. Too tight, it can be uncomfortable and restrictive. Too wide, it risks floating around you and hindering your movements. Take the time to try several models to find the one that suits you best.


Opt for Dark Colors

Dark colors, like navy blue or black, are often the best options. They are less transparent when wet and attract less attention. In addition, they tend to absorb less heat from the sun than one might think.

Protect Your Hair

For the hijab, choose a swimming cap or bathing hijab that stays in place. I love spandex swim caps which are light and stretchy. Some burkinis even come with a built-in hijab, which can be super practical. Make sure it fits well to prevent it from slipping when you swim.

Don't Neglect Sun Protection

Even if you are well covered, don't forget to apply sunscreen to exposed areas, such as your face and hands. And why not wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays?

Accessories that Make a Difference

Another little thing that can change things: the pareo. It's perfect for quickly covering yourself when getting out of the water. And don't forget to take a large fluffy towel to dry off and wrap yourself in comfort after your swim.

Stay Hydrated

With heat and physical activity, you can easily become dehydrated. Always carry a bottle of water with you and drink regularly to stay well hydrated.

Listen to Your Body

Finally, the most important thing is to listen to your body. If you feel tired or too hot, take a break in the shade and rest a little. Enjoying the water is great, but your well-being comes first.

There you go, I hope these little tips will help you feel more comfortable and fully enjoy swimming in a hijab. Remember that the main thing is to feel good and have fun. So, dive, swim, and above all, enjoy every moment!

Kisses and have a good summer everyone! 🌊✨

July 01, 2024 — BANTIK co
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