bandana headband

How to wear a bandana headband? How to tie a pirate fold bandana like a  headband? What are the common styles of a bandana fold? These are some of the common questions that usually come to our minds.

Though tieing a bandana has become a style nowadays but do you know that bandana keeps your hair and moisture out of your face and gives your hair a reasonable volume? Yes, it does! 

For many of us, tieing a bandana may seem to be difficult, but it is effortless. It’s just a matter of a few minutes, and your bandana is ready!

From kids to adults, bandana has become a unique and fashionable style. Even my neighbors tie bandana each Sunday and go for outings. Did yours too?

So, not making you wait any further, let’s start,

Things to Keep in Mind Before Purchasing a Bandana:


There are some criteria you need to follow to make a perfect bandana headband. From purchasing to styling a bandana, there are some tips you need to keep in mind:

  • To make an even and uniform fold bandana, you need to purchase a square bandana.
  • Bandana comes in various shapes and sizes, but a square bandana works best.
  • Please make sure that you don’t purchase a smaller size bandana. It is because you will not get more fabric to fold.
  • The size of the bandana should be neither too big nor too small. The standard length of the bandana should be at least 56 cm by 56 cm or 26 inches by 26 inches.
  • It is evident that a bandana traps the heat and sweat of your head. So, make sure you choose materials like natural fibers and cotton as these materials breathe.

How to Tie a Bandana Headband?

how to tie a bandana headband

Before styling a bandana like a headband, you need to style your hair correctly. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner to remove all the knots in your hair. Also, apply proper makeup step by step.

Now, place the bandana in the center of the plain table. After placing it fold it like a triangle. But make sure when you fold all the edges or corners of the bandana. They should line up to each other.

Momentarily, Overlap the long end of the triangle to create a long strip. Then roll the strip over the strip towards the end of the triangle to turn the fabric into a single strip. 

How to Wear a Bandana Headband?

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Hurrah! Your bandana headband is ready to wear. Place the two knots of the bandana at the nape of your hairline and tie it. But keep in mind that its center lies against your forehead.

There is also another style to tie a bandana headband ‘Placing the knots of bandana around your forehead.’ Many popular women love to wear like this! 


So, to do this style first, you need to follow the above steps to make a bandana headband. Then tie the tale of the bandana into a knot around the forehead. This style usually looks cool and dashing. Why not take a selfie in this style and send your friends!

Style Your Bandana Like a Pirate Fold!

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Styling a bandana like a pirate fold is loved by almost everyone. So, to do this style, first, you need to follow the above steps for a perfect bandana fold till triangle.

Then, after making a triangle from your bandana, you need to place its center against your forehead. Now tie the two tails of the bandana around the back of your headline.

Keep in mind not to tie too tightly because it can hurt your ears. You can do this style with any outfit of your choice. This style is not only meant for girls, but boys can also do this.

This style is great if you have a thin hairline in the front, and you want to disappear it with a unique and fashionable technique. Many girls use pirate fold bandana just to add some volume to their hair.

It’s Your Turn!

There is not only one way to tie a bandana but several. Styles and ways to tie the bandana headband depend on your choice and the outfit you wish for.

I love pirate fold bandana style a lot because it works great for disappearing my thin hairline yet gives me a stylish look.

Bandanas are trending nowadays and are used for style purposes for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Try the above styles and change your look!

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