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Complete Your Summer Style With a Bandana Headband

The cutest way to accessorize your strands this summer.

One of this summer’s hottest accessories is a piece that you probably already own. The bandana headband is the easy-to-wear and easy-to-tie go-to look that you’ll be wearing to every backyard barbecue and summer soirée. Follow this quick guide to learn the best ways to tie your bandana headband so that your look stays put through hot weather, heavy humidity and all throughout these long summer nights.

How to Tie a Bandana Headband

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Step 1: Fold Your Bandana

Learning the correct way to fold your bandana before tying it will make all the difference in the overall look and in how well the headband stays put. Lay the bandana flat out in front of you and fold it in half to create a triangle. Then, starting at the pointed end, slowly start folding the bandana towards the larger flat end. You’ll be left with one long even strip of fabric that’s the ideal headband shape.

Step 2: Figure Out Your Base Style

The great thing about a bandana headband is that it works as the finishing touch to virtually any style. Throw your hair into a high ponytail, gather it up into a mid-level bun, wear it down or wear it natural—whatever base style you choose will be the perfect start to an adorable summer style.

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Wear your natural curls underneath.

Step 3: Tie Your Headband

Grab your headband and hold it carefully to ensure that the fold stays in place. Wrap it around your head and tie it in a knot, either at the base of your neck or up on top near your forehead.

Editor’s Note:

Whether you have time for a fresh wash or just a few minutes for a couple of spritzes of dry shampoo, clean hair is key for an attention-drawing style like this one. If you do have time to wash and condition your hair we suggest using a moisturizing duo like Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Shampoo and Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Conditioner.

If you’re crunched for time and need a quick refresh we suggest Dove Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo for a boost of freshness that smells a lot like a beach vacation.

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