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    26 Headbands That'll Make It Seem Like You Actually Tried

    If you haven't washed your hair in two weeks, I've got a headband for that.

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    1. A show-stopping padded and embellished headband so you can finally look like the royalty you are.

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    Promising review: "Girlfriend looks absolutely gorgeous in this. Absolutely looks like royalty and for the price β€” I’m amazed at how expensive it looks on her." β€”Kirpal Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    2. A set of sturdy little headbands designed with resin teeth so they comb your hair out of your face while giving you a little volume.

    The set of headbands in the floral print
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are exactly as they look and described. I have very thick, curly hair and most of the combed headbands I have tried break very easily. The combs snap off or the material starts to unravel. These hold together very well and stay in place. They are also great for flyaways." β€”Keri Overall

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.81+ (available in 11 colors).

    3. A synthetic hair braided headband perfect for getting that braided bohemian look without having to actually know how to braid your hair.

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    Promising review: "I've never been good at braiding hair and it's even harder now that I have short hair. This is a great solution. It's so cute! I have blond highlights and dark roots and the caramel blonde braid matches my hair perfectly." β€”Trinity Lucas

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 36 colors).

    4. A super cute nonmedical mask and headband set to help you keep your hair out of your face and your face covered up.

    A person wearing the matching mask and headband.
    Little Penguin Crochet on Etsy

    Type Of Fit: Elastic Ear Loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton

    Shipping Time: ready to ship in 1–2 weeks

    Get it from Little Penguin Crochet on Etsy for $5+ (available in seven prints and can be purchased as a set or individually).

    5. A pack of super elevated padded velvet headbands so you can get that luxurious look without the luxurious price.

    A customer review photo of pink, gold, green, navy, brown, and black velvet headbands.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It arrived as described and the quality is nice and soft. It's a good purchase for the budget. I have used the black one today, the whole day, and got so many compliments." β€”sarah

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five sets).

    6. A seriously beautiful embroidered linen headband β€” this Etsy shop has SO many whimsical, pretty, amazing embroidered pieces. It was so hard to just pick just one.

    The deer embroidered headband
    The Muse Flowers on Etsy

    The Muse Flowers is a Bangkok, Thailand-based Etsy shop filled with unique, beautiful, and practical embroidered accessories.

    Get it from The Muse Flowers on Etsy for $32.99+ (available to be personalized).

    7. A set of nonslip ribbon headbands that are simple but still give you that pop of color you sometimes want from a headband.

    A customer review of the purple, brown, green, blue, black, and red headbands
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Fast shipping, great quality for the price. I wear fake bangs and I’m always unsure if the seam is showing so I bought these to help secure my hairdos and keep me all preppy looking. I would recommend them, they don’t give me headaches. And pretty (and formal) colors, great to wear at work." β€”Gabianza

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven sets).

    8. A delicately beaded set of braided headbands for that little bit of glamour your unbrushed hair might just be asking for.

    The set of headbands laid out on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great value. The hairband base is metal and it is fabric covered. Then, there are glass beads braided and wrapped with thread to secure them to the hairbands. The ends are fabric taped. These will last a long time and the colors are gorgeous! Champagne, ivory, a beautiful blue, pink, burgundy, and black. I measured them and they are about 14 inches around and the ends went from around the middle of my ear all the way around the middle of my other ear. They are big enough and not tight. I get headaches very easy and so far, no headaches! I am very happy with this purchase!" β€”Steph

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A pack of embellished knotted headbands everyone will be complimenting you on.

    The headbands in black, pink, and rose gold with a small photo of a model wearing one of the headbands
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so beautiful! The quality of the headbands is amazing, the beads are high quality too, I definitely recommend! They are really well made, the beads are well put in, they are not hot glued in. They are super comfortable too. No complaints." β€”Diana

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three options).

    10. A 10 pack of twisted hairbands so comfortable you'll probably forget you're wearing them! They also double as a great way to get your hair out of your face when you're washing it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this as I grow out my long layers to smooth random baby hairs β€” totally recommend. Whether I wear my hair up or down, these headbands are a grown woman's headband β€” nice and colorful while being age-appropriate. Please note, only the back band has elastic and the fabric is NOT stretchy. Will order more." β€”Roshaun O.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four sets).

    11. A 100% silk pink and orange leopard print knot headband that's honestly just purrrfect.

    The 100% silk pink and orange leopard print knot headband
    By Keziah S on Etsy

    By Keziah S is a Bristol, United Kingdom-based Etsy shop specializing in handmade, sustainable face masks and accessories.

    Get it from By Keziah S on Etsy for $17.43.

    12. A pack of super simple plastic headbands all designed with those tiny little teeth to securely keep your hair out of your face β€” if that's the look you're hoping for.

    The set of headbands placed on the binding of a book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great value for the amount of headbands that you get. There's a wide variety to pick from. They hold well in your hair. They're easy to dress up or dress down. Great option for anyone looking for headbands." β€”Christina Farmer

    Get the 12 piece set from Amazon for $13.90.

    13. A beautiful set of boho-inspired embroidered headbands designed with gorgeous floral ribbons.

    The set of four headbands stacked on one another
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fast service, great price, very unique and beautiful headbands. Love the boho look, gorgeous designs. They fit perfectly, do not pinch or slide. Hope there will be more designs and solids." β€”R.A.

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A sparkling rhinestone embellished headband that honestly looks way more expensive than it actually is.

    The pink bedazzled headband
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Omg I received so many compliments! This piece is beautiful and colorful. I will buy again. It came as pictured, all gems attached, and very well made!" β€”Trini

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 20 designs).

    15. A nine-piece set of knotted headbands that come with so many great colors you'll have one for whatever you're wearing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What a value! With the stay-at-home order, my hair is getting quite crazy looking. Not only did these come delivered two days earlier than stated, they are incredible. Lightweight on my head yet holds back my hair without a problem. The colors are beautiful, including every color you would ever want to match your outfit for the day. The hunter green is deep and rich, the red is true and bright, the other colors are true too. And the finishing of the edges with grosgrain ribbon makes these my very best Amazon purchase ever! Don't think twice about ordering these." β€”mj

    Get the nine piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A super pretty pleated mesh BP. headband which is basically just a ball gown in a headband form and I'm 100% here for it.

    The pleated mesh headband in purple
    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $6.60 (available in two colors).

    17. An elegant pack of pearl headbands everyone will want to know where you got them from.

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    Promising review: "The headbands come in different sizes which I love. They are great quality, not flimsy or cheap. This was definitely a great buy, I got so many compliments." β€”Sury Rubio

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A set of padded and braided velvet headbands β€” they're all so pretty. Like the literal definition of pretty. Go look them up in the dictionary, they'll be there, under pretty.

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    Promising review: "These headbands are awesome! The fabric feels nice and soft and the colors are really pretty. They're almost double the size of another set of velvet headbands I purchased here on Amazon, so needless to say I'll be returning those and purchasing these in other colors. I'm a super happy headband-wearing camper!" β€”Char

    Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sets).

    19. A splurge-worthy and delicately beaded Ganni padded headband crafted with the most beautifully intricate floral design.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $205.

    20. A pack of stretchy bow headbands, because you're a gift and you should dress accordingly β€” wrapped in a bow.

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    Promising review: "These are awesome. The quality is great, they don’t slip, and I like that the bow has wire inside so that you can arrange it as you like. Great deal!" β€”Jessica Jaworski

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in three sets)

    21. A slim and handmade colorful headband designed using Liberty of London Wiltshire fabric.

    The Liberty of London Wiltshire Alice hair head bands
    Hair Qouture on Etsy

    Hair Qouture is a London-based Etsy shop filled with gorgeous hair accessories.

    Get it from Hair Qouture on Etsy for $7.95 (available in nine prints and in two sizes).

    22. A pack of sleek but wide faux-leather headbands for that chic look your hair has been asking for.

    The three headbands laid out on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have grown my hair a lot longer in the pandemic. I wanted to change up my look somehow. I saw that headbands were making a comeback so I decided to order some to give it a try. Having thick hair, it can be challenging for just any hair accessory to work for me. These headbands are sturdy and of good quality. They worked out perfectly." β€”Cheryl Batey

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sets).

    23. A beautifully whimsical floral print Rifle Paper Co. headband because in today's day and age the only thing you need to be dressing up is from the chest up.

    Rifle Paper Co.

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $18 (available in six prints and in a matching scrunchie).

    24. A very handy and comfortable nurse headband designed with two perfectly positioned buttons that will hold your mask in place β€” plus for each headband sold, one headband is donated to those on the frontlines!

    Life Made EZ US on Etsy

    Get a pack of four from Life Made EZ US on Etsy for $11.99.

    25. A stunning embellished crystal and pearl headband that's just about as fancy as you β€” almost.

    The headband leaning on a picture frame
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really well crafted. The fabric is super soft. The embellishments don’t look or feel like they are going to fall off any time soon. There are no rough edges that get caught in my hair as I'm sliding it on or off. I like how there is dimension to the headband β€” not just gems on the top. When you put it on you can see different details from every angle. I’d say this is definitely one to amp up a look." β€”MSmith

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in six designs).

    26. And, last but not least, the one and only Prada nylon headband, which helped catapult the elevated, padded headband trend into the stratosphere.

    Prada

    Get it from Prada for $395 (available in eight color options).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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