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How to Tie a Bandana

Want to Know How to Tie a Bandana? These Techniques Will Help

A bandana can be a stylish as well as a useful accessory for both men and women. Here's how to tie a bandana if you can't really figure it out.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Bandanas are nothing but triangular or square pieces of cloth which are used as kerchiefs to tie around the head or neck. They are one of the most versatile hair accessories in a person's wardrobe and come in different colors and designs. A bandana is being used by both men and women ever since the fifteenth century and has a variety of purposes. They can be worn around the head to save it from heat or cover your hair when you're having a bad hair day. Find out how to tie a bandana in different ways.
Different Techniques to Try
A bandana can be tied around your head as well as your neck in many ways. A lot of different people in various cultures tie bandanas for different reasons. Bandanas are also worn as a fashion statement.
Around Your Head
You can tie the bandana around your head to protect your hair from the heat and dust or wear a particular color bandana that matches your clothing as a style statement.
Knot no. 1
  • First of all, get a square cotton bandana of the size 60 cm at each side.
  • Fold one of the corners of your bandana in such a way that the folded point is roughly at the center of the square.
  • Hold the two adjacent ends of the bandana where the fold is made in the lower part of both your palms. Now, carefully place the folded edge to your forehead.
  • Move your head backwards and hold the two side corners tightly next to your ears. Pull the side corners to the back of your head and tie a simple knot with them.
  • Now with one hand hold this single knot so that it doesn't loosen up.
  • Simultaneously, use the other hand to bring the loose edge of the bandana over the back of your head to the point of the knot.
  • Eventually tie another single knot over the bottom corner with the earlier knot edges.
Knot no. 2
  • Another way would be to follow the first two steps as mentioned above.
  • Then, instead of tying the two edges first, you can bring the third loose edge over your head and hold it with one hand.
  • After this, bring the two side corners to the back of your head and tie a single knot over the third side.
Knot no. 3
  • Fold the bandana in half diagonally, making a triangle.
  • Tie the two ends behind your neck or pulled up to the top of your head tightly so that the knot doesn't loosen up.
  • When it is in a triangle, the third loose end can either be left untied under the first two edges or tucked in between the knot.
  • This way of tying a bandana can be used to tie it around your neck like a scarf to give you a cowboy look or simply a hip hop fan.
  • Tying the triangular bandana upside down, where the third point of the triangle is to the lower side, can be used to cover your nose, and the knot can be made at the lower back of your head.
You can even tie a bandana around your wrist if you're playing a sport and don't have a wristband to dry off your sweat. A bandana can be useful in other cases where you're cleaning a room or the house and you don't want to inhale the dust.
Bandanas are a favorite with not only common people but celebrities too as they look cool and stylish. So, if you haven't noted the steps, take them right away and flaunt your cool, classy bandana look in front of your friends.
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