I’m going to be honest here. The only time I fix my hair is when I go out. And even then, it’s never more than putting mousse in. Chasing kids around all day as a SAHM makes it pointless to even attempt to make it look nice. I’ll just get food smashed in my hair. Or it’s used as a personal tissue for my toddler. Or handles to climb up in my lap. So it’s normally just put up in a ponytail or bun.
But, my hair isn’t very long and it tends to fall down pretty quick without a headband. I have several, but they just slip right off after a few minutes. I needed one that I could keep tight without having to keep adjusting it. So, here is what I came up with!
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I really love how the turban headbands look, so that is what I went with. I’ve seen other tutorials for making a DIY turban headband, but they were sewn and, therefore, not adjustable.
DIY Turban Headband
Grab a t-shirt. This men’s large gave me enough room to tie the ends. Depending on the size of your head, you may need a bigger shirt. If you don’t have any old t-shirts lying around, you can pick some up at Dollar Tree for only $1!
Fold your shirt in half and cut about 3 inches off the bottom.
Unfold that bottom piece and cut open one of the sides so you have a long strip. And that’s it!
To tie your DIY turban headband:
Start with the middle at the nape of your neck, where a normal headband sits.
Pull it in front above your ears.
Cross the ends at your forehead/hairline.
Cross again so it’s like a twist.
Wrap around your head to the back again and tie it in a double knot.
If your ends are long enough, you can tuck them back under the headband so they can’t be seen.
I think I might wear them out of the house, too!
The t-shirt I used was just for this tutorial. I didn’t really need to use a new shirt because I have so many t-shirts with the middles already cut out for fitted diapers I made! That’s what I used for the rest of these!
Garreth being his goofy self with the scraps!