How To Wear A Bandana August 23, 2017

Did you know that the bandanas can be traced back to the 18th century? Yes! People back then were much cooler and badass than we thought they were. Anyway, just like a lot of the retro styles, bandanas are back too! It’s like a rescue ranger for your bad hair days. Not just that, they double up as accessories and more.

Let’s look at everything you can do with a bandana and learn how to wear them differently too. Once you decide to style it, you realize it’s going to be quick, stylish and easy. Try it and show it off to your friends.

Different Ways To Style Bandana

  1. How To Wear A Bandana In Your Hair
  2. How To Wear A Bandana Around Your Neck
  3. How To Wear Bandana As An Accessory
  4. How To Tie A Bandana

1. How To Wear A Bandana In Your Hair

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If there is no time for shampooing your hair; or if you are running out of dry shampoo, but have to be out the whole day. All you need is a bandana; it not only camouflages the messy, unruly hair but also makes you look stylish, almost instantly. There are a lot of ways to do it, but we will talk about four top and easy ways of wearing a bandana as a hair accessory.

1. Simple Knot

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  • Brush your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles.
  • Now with a teaser comb, randomly tease the front and crown part of your hair.
  • Assuming you are having a bad hair day, tie your hair up in a high pony, tease it a little for a messy look.
  • Tie your bandana like this.
  • Now, bring the bandana from under your ponytail, so that the loose ends are at the top.
  • Adjust the bandana, and tie it up in one or two loops. Ensure it is intact.
  • You can try different variations with your hair left open or tied down, a messy bun, etc.
  • Looks great with both long and short hair.
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2. Biker Style

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  • It’s called biker style, simply because men and women tie up a bandana on long drives. It’s both stylish and protects your hair. In simple terms, it looks like a ‘do-rag’ look.
  • Brush, tease and leave your hair.
  • Just fold the bandana into a half.
  • Now, wrap it around your head, bringing the loose ends to the crown area.
  • Tie them up, and you are done.
  • You can try this look with a messy bun or a ponytail too.
  • Biker style bandana goes with both short and long hair.

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3. Bandana Bow

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  • Brush your hair and tease it to tie it into a messy bun or a ponytail.
  • Fold the bandana into a sleek band and start wrapping it around (from under the neck) the bun or the ponytail.
  • Tie the ends at the top of your head.
  • Now tie the remaining part into a bow, like it is shown below.
  • It is easy, and it’s almost like tying a shoelace. Practice it a couple of times, and you will be a pro in no time.
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4. Sweat Band Bandana

  • Tie your hair up in a ponytail or a chignon updo. Clip the bun neatly with bobby pins (optional).
  • Fold the bandana into a thin band.
  • Wrap it around from the nape of your neck.
  • Bring the loose ends to the center of your head and tie into a loop.
  • Tuck the remaining part of the bandana. You’ve got yourself a sweat band.
  • Sweat band bandana works great when you go out for running, hiking or even a walk. Looks chic and is functional too!

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2. How To Wear A Bandana Around Your Neck

Prep yourself to learn. All set?

1. Basic Knot

  • Fold the bandana like this
  • And tie it around your neck, with the loose ends at the front of your neck
  • Tie it into a loop or two
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2. Choker Bandana

  • Fold the bandana like this (as shown in the picture)
  • Tie it around your neck, with loose ends in front of the neck
  • Tuck the remaining part of the bandana on either side

3. Triangular Choker Bandana

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  • Fold the bandana like this (as shown in the picture)
  • And, wrap it around the neck
  • The loose ends should be at the back, and the triangular section of it should be at the front
  • This look goes well with deeper or broad necklines

4. Large Triangular Neck Piece Bandana

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  • Fold the bandana like this (as shown in the picture)
  • And wrap it around your neck like a neckpiece
  • Adjust it at the front
  • This gives you more coverage, so it’s a good style and can replace your neck scarves in winter.

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5. Mask Bandana

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  • Fold the bandana into a half (as shown in the picture)
  • Twist it a little and tie it around the neck
  • The loose ends should be tied near the nape of the neck
  • Adjust the remaining bandana at the front
    It is more flowing and looks like a mask

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3. How To Wear Bandana As An Accessory

All you have to do is to fold your bandana into a thin band like this. Start by wrapping the band around your wrist, with the pointy end at the bottom. Leave enough for tying it up and tuck the remaining (if any).

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How To Tie A Bandana

  • Headband Style

  • Lay the bandana on a smooth surface.
  • Fold into a half.
  • Start wrapping the bandana towards the sharp end of the bandana.
  • Let the pointed side go inside the bandana without sticking out.
  • Triangle – Little And Large
  • Lay the bandana on a smooth surface.
  • Fold into a half.
  • Start wrapping the bandana towards the sharp end of the bandana.
  • Make about two or three rounds, until you see a small or big triangle formed.

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Tying a bandana is no rocket science, yet it bumps up your look almost instantly. It is as simple as that. You probably need to practice it a couple of times before you ace the look. Hope this helped. Try it and let us know how it turned out. Don’t forget to drop in a text on how it turned out!

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