A babushka is a head scarf that cover a woman’s head and is tied below the chin. The babushka scarf is typically a 3-foot (1-meter) square folded triangularly and tied snugly in a knot or a bow. Commonly worn throughout Eastern Europe by elderly women, the babushka can be any color or pattern and is an effective way to protect hair from the elements or to cover up wet or unkempt hair. Additionally, head scarves can be worn for religious purposes, as fashion statements or for social convention.
In Western culture, the head scarf has become a fashion accessory that also serves the practical purpose of protecting hair from wind, rain, sun and dirt or dust. Scarves can be in patterns and colors bolder than women might wear as clothing but traditional babushka style dictates that the scarf be tied below the chin and not in back of the head
the hijab, the traditional head covering that has become ubiquitous (and, in all honesty, actually quite stylish) in many parts of the world.
The Arabic word hijab, which refers to modest behaviour or dress in general, is often used to describe the headscarf worn by Muslim women. The hijab is worn for religious purposes. Some reasons for Muslim women wearing the hijab would be for modesty and allowing a woman to be judged by her morals, character, and ideals instead of her appearance.