Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to Make the BEST (and easiest) Hairbands on the Planet

I am always in need of a hairband...gotta keep the hair out of the way of crafting and cooking, right!? I also sleep with my hair in a ponytail. So, yes, I have a big need for a good hairband! I honestly never even thought to post this idea until I was talking to a friend and she thought I was brilliant...
so I will share my SECRET with you (wink, wink)!
How to Make the Best and Easiest Hairband on the Planet by 504 Main

I have tried a ton of different hairbands...but nothing - I mean nothing compares to this hairband I have been using for 20 years+!

Any my daughter  - who despises having her hair in a pony tail - hinks these hairbands are the BEST ever!

This hairband is easy on the hair, never gets stuck/caught/pulls, and does not give you ponytail head (you know that ring left on the hair when you take out the hairband).

Here is all you need...it is so simple!

  • 1 Pair of tights (I use tights that have a run in one leg or a hole, etc.)
  • Scissors

NOTE: OK - I used to wear tights all the time...and I still do wear them...just not as much. Pantyhose will work, but they will stretch out quicker and lose their usefulness. By using tights, I still have some bands that are over 10 years old.

How to Make the Best and Easiest Hairband on the Planet by 504 Main

Make it!
  • Wash your tights.
  • Lay the legs of the tights on a flat surface.
  • I usually cut the tight at the heel, and discard this portion.
  • Then I make cuts about 2 1/2" wide all the way up the leg. Of course you can make the bands thicker or thinner, and as you get to the thigh the band gets bigger (logical,, right?)
  • Cuts made on the calf area will wrap around the pony about 3-4 times..or your head once...because...
they make AMAZING headbands too!
How to Make the Best and Easiest Hairband on the Planet by 504 Main

So, do you think I am crazy...
I dare you to try it...
I swear by these hairbands!

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre


  1. Okay. We are so going to try this.

  2. Definitely need to try this too. Brilliant!

  3. What a neat idea, Holly! Thanks for sharing it.


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