Walikum Salaam sister Ameena,
About two months ago, I was in the EXACT same boat as you!!
I wish I could invite you over for a cup of coffee and we could talk about it for hours
I'm 22 and have been thinking about the hijab for months but have always felt scared!! Especially because i dont have a lot of muslim friends and am the ONLY muslim person at my work and in my course at uni!
And I was scared about rocking up to uni one day after four years of having my hair out and then all of a sudden being covered!! Ok no joke, 2 months ago, one morning, I decided THATS IT! Im going to do it, Im going to wear my hijab, so i got dressed and i put it on and then took it off. and then put it back on. and then took it off again. and unfortunalty Shaytaan got the better of me and i put my hijab in my bag and went out. I was so so ashamed of myself. All the way to uni I was thinking what am I scared off? If I want to do it I should just do it. Yeah, it'll be really really scary and awkward for some people at first, but at the end of the day WHO CARES!! who cares what they think. Its what I want to do and what will make me happy.
The NEXT DAY I went uni with my hijab on. EVERYONE STARED. a couple of girls said "oh so are you like fully islamic now?" and someone else said "um is she like married now?" and a lot of people said "oooohhh but we miss your hair". I admit it was a bit hard getting used to not ever showing my hair again BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT!!!
Sister Amena, congratulations firstly on thinking about it and secondaly realising how important it is!! It is truly a blessing from Allah that you are even thinking about it! I'm embarrased to say, this time last year I would have NEVER thought of myself wearing a hijab, purely because I didnt understand its importance and value and i was so obsessed with my hair
I really really hope this helps you, most importantly make dua to Allah to help make the hijab easy for you and that you may love it.