Women’s hairstyles

Q: What is the ruling on hairstyles, such as having forelocks, rolling the hair like a turban, or letting it down in two locks?

A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions! It is impermissible for women to pile up their hair on the top of their head because the Prophet (peace be upon him) warned against this, saying: “There are two types of the people of Hellfire whom I have not seen yet: men having whips like the tails of cows, with which they beat the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, swaying and causing others to sway (i.e. Seduced and seducing), over their heads are what look like the humps of camels, tilted to one side. They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance.” (Related by Ahmad and Muslim). The same ruling of impermissibility applies to gathering their hair and rolling it around the head like men’s turban, because it involves imitation of men. On the other hand, there is no sin if a woman ties her hair in one lock or more and lets it down, whether braided or not, as long as it is concealed from non-Mahram (neither a spouse nor a permanently unmarriageable relative).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.