You’re hauling bum running up and down the court, the field or the track, and you need to know how to wear headbands. These suckers can be fashionable and functional. Headbands can hold your hair off your forehead and keep you from breaking out. Or, they can complete a uniform.
- To wear a stretchy terrycloth headband, stretch it out so it will fit on your head without being too snug. Make sure it’s tight enough to stay on, but not so tight that it will cause a headache and leave deep lines on your forehead. Then, stretch the headband over your head. Position it so it sits in the middle of your forehead and stretches back to sit just underneath the middle of your head. If you have long hair, you can tuck the front of your hair underneath the headband, or have your hair flop over the top of the band. If your hair is shorter, you may want to move the headband up to the bottom of your hairline. Wearing a headband should be comfortable, so play around with it until you feel good.
- You can also fold a bandana into a headband. Fold the bandana into a triangle, then, starting with the longest edge of the triangle, fold it over and over to create an inch-thick headband. You can wear this bandana headband in two ways. First, position it in the middle of your forehead and wrap it around tightly to the back of your head. Tie the two ends of the bandana so they are snug. Or, if you have longer hair, you can position the headband so it is above your hairline- so you have a half inch of hair in front of the headband and the rest of your hair in the back. Then, tie the ends of the headband securely so it is just above the nape of your neck. This style works really well for guys with longer hair or curly hair.
Remember, it isn’t how you wear a headband, it’s the way you wear a headband. Hold your head up and walk with a bit of swagger. So then, your headband will be the envy of the other guys on and off the field.
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