The Glam Hijabi: The incredible beauty tricks I learnt from my Somali mother

Hani Sidow is GLAMOUR HQ’s 21-year-old beauty blogger. London-based Hani, who hails from Somalia, is breaking taboos about being a beauty-loving Hijab wearer, helping inspire other women on Muslim beauty, fashion and modesty. In her latest column for GLAMOUR, she reveals how her upbringing shaped her beauty regime – and shares her best-kept beauty tips handed down through the generations in Somalia.

The DIY beauty hacks my mother taught me

Growing up in a Somali household meant everything was pretty much DIY when it came to beauty, self-care and healing. In my house, my mother made sure that we all knew the cure for everything was the famous black seed oil.

If I got a cold, she would mix it in with honey and lemon for me, and if I got a pimple, I’d apply the oil directly on the spot with a cotton bud. Believe it or not, it worked. So it’s pretty much become my answer to everything. Black seed oil may not smell the greatest, but I like to call it the miracle oil because it’s yet to let me down.

From scrolling through Twitter, I was reassured that this was quite common in most African households. I’ve always looked into natural DIY products and their benefits before spending lots of money on products with unnecessary chemicals.

 

sources :  glamourmagazine

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