I have a confession. I’ve got a drawer full of headbands that I NEVER wear. Like, ever. I feel so bad for them as, every morning, I open the drawer to grab a bobby pin or two, only to ignore their existence and shut them off into the darkness again.
I guess I’ve always struggled with how to wear headbands, outside of just quickly popping them on to keep my fringe out of my eyes.
Just recently though, I remembered how many compliments I received at my brothers wedding when I did this boho-inspired updo with a flower crown headband. “That must have taken forever!” “Where’d you get it done?” “How many bobby pins are holding that up right now?” No one could believe that I styled it in five minutes, at home, without a single bobby pin.
So, I’ve been trying to wear that style every now and then, even if just to run errands or around the house. And even more recently, I’ve really been loving the “half-up” take on it, which is so surprisingly simple to do!
- Select your headband and put it on – over your hair.
- Split the hair you’ll want to go back into the headband into two sections. Begin twisting the first section (the section of hair most toward the front of your face.)
- Once you’re done twisting, pull the section back and loop around the headband.
- Continue looping the hair around the headband until you can no longer do so.
- Take the remaining hair you wish to go up into the headband from the same side and twist as you did in step 2.
- Loop the remaining twisted hair around the headband until it’s all tucked in!
- Repeat steps 2 through 4 on the other side of your head.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the final section of hair you wish to go up in the headband.
- Fluff and move hair around headband as needed, to cover the actual band.
- Add a little hairspray to keep it in place.
All done! Next time you want to try something a little different with your ‘do, or if you’re ready to stop neglecting your headbands, give this style a try!