How to Make Your Headbands Stay in Place All Day
Headbands can make any hairstyle look more polished – even if you just rolled out of bed for your 9 a.m. Zoom meeting! But if your day involves a little more movement, such as hitting the gym or meeting up with your besties for a walk through town, you might notice your headbands starting to slip off. Constantly adjusting them to make sure they’re in place can be frustrating; luckily, there are a few simple headband styling tips that can help you keep yours in place all day long.
Read on to learn how to style a headband so that it won’t budge – no matter what your day has in store.
Start with a Comfy, Quality Headband
Here’s one of the hairstyling tips that not everyone will tell you: It’s essential to start with a quality headband that fits comfortably. If you choose a low-quality, uncomfortable design, you’ll probably find yourself sneaking out of meetings or brunch dates to adjust it or ditch it altogether.
To avoid this, choose soft, well-made headbands that fit snugly. They shouldn’t slide around too much, pinch your head or pull your hair. If they do, it’s time to kick them to the curb and find a style that fits like a glove. However, even the most comfortable headband is bound to shift a little as you work and play, so use the tips below to make sure it stays put.
Stick It in Place with Hair Spray
Don’t worry – this doesn’t mean you have to travel back in time to the 80s and all of those cans of Aqua Net. A little hair spray can keep your headband from shifting around by adding some “grip” to your hair. Opt for a non-flexible formula, and use just a tiny spritz – too much can leave your locks looking crunchy.
Bobby Pins to the Rescue
What would we do without trusty bobby pins? From securing messy buns to holding back bangs, these tiny hair accessories can save virtually any hair day. Use a pair of bobby pins to pin your headband to your hair right below your ears to keep it from falling off. Keep in mind that bobby pins are best used on thin fabric headbands or headwraps.
Give Your Hair Some Texture
You know how that new pair of heels makes you slip and slide at inopportune times, but your running shoes never let you down? It’s all about the texture – one has grippy soles, and the other doesn’t. That’s not to say our headbands need treads, but if you can add some texture to your hair, it will help hold everything in place. Dry shampoo, sea salt spray and texturizing powder are all options you can try. It doesn’t have to be a lot, either. Just put a little bit where the headband is supposed to go for some anti-slip traction.
Keep Your Headband Close to Your Hairline
This hair tip is all about going the distance. Place your headband closer to the hairline rather than farther away. It may slide a little, but it’ll have much farther to go before it falls off than it would if you placed it an inch or two behind the hairline.
Now that you know how to wear a headband (and keep it on all day), it’s time to start accessorizing! Shop Bellefixe for all of the on-trend accessories you need to express your style.