How to Put on a Bandana Like a Headband

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How to Put on a Bandana Like a Headband
A bandanna is a natural substitute for a headband. ( Images)

The bandanna is one of fashion's most versatile accessories: you can wear it as a kerchief, a scarf, a belt or as a splash of colour tied to your purse. If you want to keep your hair away from your face but find headbands painful, you can use a bandanna instead as an easy, comfortable and washable substitute.

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Things you need

  • Bandanna at least 20 by 20 inches (for an adult head)
  • Hairpins (optional)

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  1. 1

    Fold the bandanna once into a triangle. Then, starting with the end furthest from the fold, roll the bandanna tightly toward the fold. You will end up with one long strip.

  2. 2

    Place the strip at the nape of your neck, holding an end in each hand. Place it so that the centre of the bandanna is slightly to one side. Make sure all your hair is falling over the bandanna.

  3. 3

    Bring the ends of the bandanna up toward the top of your head and tie it into a knot on one side of your head. Tie it snugly enough that it will stay in place, but not so tightly that it hurts or slips off.

  4. 4

    Leave the bow the way it is, or tuck the ends into the bandanna.

Tips and warnings

  • If your hair is thin or the bandanna is made of a smooth material, use hairpins to secure it in place.
  • For extra security, tie a knot in the middle of the bandanna before putting it on.
  • If you will be sweating, use a cotton bandanna. Don't use a silk scarf that might be damaged or discoloured by dampness.

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