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First and foremost, wearing hijab is for God. Covering the hair is seen as respect for the Creator. Nuns, monks, priests, and Jews do the same thing. A secondary reason is for modesty. Muslims and Traditional Catholics believe that modesty leads to holiness.
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Muslim women have not always felt the need to wear a hijab. Look at photos from Iran, Afghanistan in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s. Hijabs were very rare, and only worn by deeply religious muslims. The radical islamic movement has made the hijab widespread. It is an expression of religious fanatism, as it has never before been seen as necessary for muslim women to wear.
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Well, a good way to find the answer to this question is to ask people face to face why they wear a hijab. Perhaps if you already know somebody, it can be asked without any awkwardness, it's a heart to heart conversation. It may depend on the person, you may get different answers, but this is the most reliable way to find out.