There was a time when headbands were stiff and uncomfortable, and yes those headbands still exist, but you can find super chic, stretchy and comfortable headbands now too! Look online (for example, on Etsy) for unique, statement making headbands that are comfortable.
This accessory isn’t something you have to necessarily buy; you can make yourself at home with an old pair of tights and a pair of scissors. There’s so much you can do with a stretchy piece of tights—you can use it to safely and gently pull your hair back into a puff or a bun. You can also use it to lay your edges down at night.
These aren’t your hair elastics of yore—I’m talking about the modern day hair ties that stretch and twist and come in great colors. Cop them in the hair accessories aisle of your favorite drugstore or retail chain for comfortable afro puffs and ponytails.
Afrobella was the natural hair blogger at AOL’s Black Voices and a writer for Vogue Italia’s Vogue Black website. She has also presented keynotes at several major media expos and seminars.