How to Wear a Bandana Headband

December 16, 2020

How to Wear a Bandana Headband

If you are looking for how to fold a bandana into a headband, you have come to the right place. While bandanas can be worn in a variety of ways, there are two easy bandana headband styles that are cute, trendy, and functional. Read on to discover how to wear a bandana as a headband.

How to Fold a Bandana Headband 

The first step to wearing a headband as a bandana is learning how to fold a bandana headband. First, lay your bandana flat. Then, take one corner and fold it to its opposite corner. But don’t align them perfectly. Instead, leave a centimeter of space between the corners touching. 

Now that your bandana looks like a triangle, take the two points at the top and fold them down to the straight edge at the bottom. Then, fold the bandana in half horizontally, twice.

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How to Tie a Bandana Headband

Now that your bandana headband is folded, you are ready to learn how to tie a bandana headband for a cute, chic look. First, if your hair is long, put it in a ponytail or bun to make sure all the hair is off your neck. While you can put your hair back down after your bandana headband is tied, it will be easier to style with your hair out of the way.


Next, wrap the folded bandana around your neck so the two ends are in front of you. Grab each of the ends and wrap the folded bandana around your head. Once the two ends meet at the top of your head, tie them together in a secure knot.

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How to Style a Bandana Headband

Once your bandana is folded and tied around your head, there are two bandana headband styles to choose from.


You can twist the two loose ends of the knot so they stick out to the side of your head. These cute “bunny ears” look great with your hair down or pulled into a loose side ponytail. Or, if the “bunny ears” style isn’t for you, you can tuck the two loose ends of the bandana underneath the headband, leaving a simple yet stylish knot on top.

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How to Choose the Right Bandana Headband For You

Bandanas come in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns. For a bandana that is unique to you, try the Headbands of Hope coloring bandana pack. These white bandanas have adorable outlined prints and come with multi-colored Sharpies so you can design them however you want. And now that you know how to tie a bandana headband, you can have a one-of-a-kind hair accessory to wear.


Learning how to wear a bandana as a headband is easy. But that doesn’t mean you’ll want to wear a bandana headband every day. Fortunately, Headbands of Hope has cute (and functional) hair accessories available. Headscarves are ideal for keeping your hair out of your face while you run errands or adding a pop of color to your outfit for a date night. And if you don’t want your hair up quite yet, but want to be able to easily put it up if you need to, scrunchies can comfortably hang out on your wrist until you are ready to tie your hair in a ponytail or bun.


Whatever hair accessory you wear, now that you know how to fold a bandana headband, you can dress up your head with one any time you choose. And when you shop at Headbands of Hope, we donate a hair accessory to a child with an illness, so you’ll feel as good as you look.

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