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Today I’m sharing a quick DIY for a workout headband that I’ve been wanting to make for at least a year! You know those projects you pin to your Pinterest board and then never get around to actually doing? This was one of those projects for me.
I have a lot of little baby whispy hairs that frame my face and don’t make it into my ponytail when I hit the gym. After being blinded by said baby hairs during kickboxing class for the fifteenth time, I decided enough was enough and I set out to make myself a cute workout headband that would keep my hair out of my eyes, so I can focus on my left hook. Here’s what you’ll need:
Fabric or an old T-shirt, tape, scissors, and sewing machine or needle and thread. I used the Goody TangleFix Brush to prep my hair and the QuikStyle Brush to help dry my hair sans hair dryer after my post-workout shower.
1. Cut your fabric into five long strips (about twice as long as the measurement of your head). For a wide headband, strips can be about two inches wide. For a more narrow headband, 1/3 of an inch should do the trick.
2. Stack strips and sew together at one end. Pull each strip so the fabric curls at the edges. Tape the top of your strips down to the table (to help keep the fabric in place when you’re braiding).
3. Separate strips so that there are three on the left and two on the right.
5. Now you’re going to start braiding! Start by working only with the left side. Take the strip on the far left, and cross it over the middle strip.
6. Just as you would with a normal braid, take the strip on the right and cross it over the middle strip.
7. Now take the strip that was originally the very first strip on the far left that you crossed over, and bring it over to the right group of strips. Now you’ll start braiding with these three on the right.
8. Again, working from the outside, take the strip on the far right and cross it over the middle.
9. Now grab the strip you had brought over from the left side, and cross it over to the middle of the right braid. Now your strips are once again separated with two on one side, three on the other (just on opposite sides as when you started).
10. Now you’re going to bring that strip that’s in the middle and crossed in between the two right strips, over to the left side to repeat the process.
11. Keep braiding and bringing the middle strip over to the next side. Remember to always start with the outside strip when you’re working on a new braid.
12. When you get to the end (or as long as you need the headband to be—remember, the woven braid will be stretchy, so if you want to use this as a workout headband you’ll need to make it so it fits tightly around your head), sew the ends in place.
13. Sew both ends together and cut an extra piece of fabric (that you’re going to use to cover the ends) and fold the side edges in.
14. Stitch one side on the inside of the headband.
15. Tuck the ends of the other side of the fabric up.
16. Sew this end down too.
And you’re ready to hit the gym!
I love how my headband turned out and it was so easy to make. I’m also loving my new Goody Brushes for pre and post workout hair care. The TangleFix brush untangles all types of hair textures with its super soft and flexible bristles; perfect for my long, thing hair that often ends up in a tangled mess. People ask me all the time how I keep my hair so healthy in between trims, and my favorite tip is that I simply avoid using heat on my hair as much as possible—that includes no blow-drying! Which is hard to do, especially when I hit the gym during lunch time at work and don’t want to come back to my desk sopping wet after my post-workout shower. The QuikStyle brush is perfect for this, since it’s like a brush and towel in one. The microfiber bristles remove 30% of water, so your hair dries faster than if you were to try to let it air dry.
These brushes and all Goody products are currently buy one get one free at Walgreens (you’ll need the Walgreens Balance Reward card to use the promo, but it’s quick to sign up at the store) through 11/1/14 (while supplies last). If you make yourself a workout headband, tweet me a pic!
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.