When you are running out of hairstyle options and you do not have a great deal of time to fix your hair, a bandana can save the day. It can also be a quick cover-up if your hair is not looking its best. Use it whether you have short or long, straight or wavy hair. Impress your friends and make a fashion statement by wearing a bandana for a fun and relaxed hairstyle.
Headband Bandana Style
Use a bandana as a headband to style your hair. The headband bandana hairstyle allows you to keep your medium to long hair down while keeping the top secure with the bandana. Create this look by folding a bandana into a triangle, then fold two to three more times until the bandana folds into a 2-inch wide band.
Brush your hair to remove knots and tangles. Apply mousse on your top or crown, using your fingers. Place the folded bandana on top of your head, and tuck the ends under your hair at your neck level. Tying the bandana in a few knots will keep it in place.
If you want to protect your hair from the wind whether you are working outside in your garden or while driving in a convertible, a classic bandana will do the trick for any type or length of hair. Creating a classic bandana hairstyle takes less than five minutes from start to finish. Fold a bandana in half to create a triangle. Then, put the folded bandana on top of your head as close to your forehead as possible. Tie the two ends with a double knot at the back neck level to hold the bandana securely in place.
Another quick fix for a bad hair day is using a bandana to create a ponytail. Gather your hair and pull it up at the back of your head. Tie it with an elastic band to form a ponytail. Fold a bandana four times, and then tie it into a double knot over the elastic band. Removing the elastic band will create a loose ponytail while keeping it on will give you a tighter ponytail.
Add visual interest by weaving the two ends of the bandana into the ponytail to create a sort of braided look. Adding a clip or barrette at the end will prevent the braid from unraveling.
Updo Bandana Bun
Create an updo bandana bun for a cleaner hairstyle that you can wear to a party. Pull your hair up to create a ponytail as close to the top of your head as possible. After creating the ponytail, fold it and tuck its ends inside the elastic band to create a simple bun. Fold a bandana four times and wrap it around the base of the bun (over the elastic band), leaving at least 2 inches to create a double knot on top of the bun.
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