I have started to wear hijab for about a month now. In the process I have come up with some questions because I was so use to doin thing one way and we don't realize things until we learn something different. So this is what I have come up with in the privacy of my own thoughts.
1. Earrings? Really you want me to put on earrings so my 2 yr old can pull them all day? LOL
2. Hair Salon? Why spend money for hair that is going under the hijab? No one at home cares, its family.
3. Body spray, body wash, perfume and even smelling soap?
4. Make up? I only wear lip gloss on occasion.
I know that most everyone is going to say its for your husband. Does that mean you have to bars of soap? In the last month I dont feel sad or oppressed. I just feel that I dont have the stress of presentation for the public. I just throw on a long sleeve shirt, jeans and hijab and I am ready to go. No grooming needed. I haven't styled my hair in days.
Have I taken this, the wrong way should I put more into my appearance? Again I do not feel oppressed I feel like so what here I am, I am free. Plus I am saying money. Haven't been to salon, didnt buy those nice earrings I liked, and I really could use some nice smelling body wash right now.
In America we do things to show status and to boost appearance.When that is gone you realize how much money you throw away. Maybe right now I am just in a mood of accept me or leave me alone. Just my thoughts.