I wasn’t always a fan of headbands. Having a baby will do that to you. For those of you that haven’t experienced the joys of pregnancy yet, let me share with you something that no one ever told me before I got pregnant. You don’t lose any hair when you are pregnant. It just doesn’t fall out. Sure, it’s wonderful while you are pregnant. There are no clogged drains and the vacuum brush doesn’t need to be dehaired after every use. What I didn’t realize though, is that all that hair that didn’t come out for nine long months, was going to come out eventually. And it did. For about three months I lost so much hair that I thought I was going to go bald. It was disgusting.There was hair everywhere and it would come out in fistfuls. It eventually stopped and luckily I was not bald. A few weeks later though, I noticed that those hairs were starting to grow back. When I would pull my hair into a ponytail, you could see a halo of little hairs sticking up all around my head. It was awesome. I had to find a way to control this mess, and I embraced the headband. I usually go for the standard black or brown elastic bands, but this pin caught my eye.
I never realized how easy it is to make your own headband. I should say, I never realized how easy it is to make your own fun and stylish headband.
Here is what you need:
3 strings/ribbons/ropes/cords/anything you can braid
1 hair elastic
Use whatever your little heart desires when it comes to the materials you are braiding together. The original pin suggested leather, rope, and a ball chain. I liked the differing textures, but I found some other things around my house that I could use instead. I used an elastic, a strip of t-shirt fabric, and a suede cord that I took from an old necklace.
Cut your strings to about 2 feet in length.
Knot all three materials together onto a hair elastic and braid.
Once you have a braid long enough to wrap around your head, knot the other end to the hair elastic. Make sure your knots are really tight, then snip the excess material.
I was pretty excited about how this turned out. I think I’ll be scouring for more materials to make a few more!
P.S.-I made this…