Over the course of the last few years, yoga has gained in popularity. You can now become a yogi in public spaces while watching the sunrise at Disney World, and even in the company of goats! It seems like yoga, be it of the relaxing yin variety or the calorie-burning hot yoga tradition, is everywhere. Whether you are already a frequent studio-goer or you’re just thinking about getting started (c’mon, you know you’re at least thinking about it…), everyone agrees that one of the most fun parts of a yoga practice is the apparel. Leggings, shorts, tank tops, even yoga shoes! Once you dive into the wild world of yoga gear, it can be hard to emerge without a closet full of stretchy, comfy, forgiving and altogether fabulous pieces.
One accessory that has received little attention but makes a huge difference in your yoga practice? The headband. A yoga headband can elevate your practice from a sweaty, uncomfortable mess of bangs and baby hairs to a calm, put-together, cohesive and coordinated retreat. There are tons of styles to choose from: bohemian headbands, preppy pastels, glitter headbands, and even inspirational bands with sayings stamped on them. Keep reading to check out our recommendations.
Our Favorite Yoga Headbands
If you’re on the lookout for a comfortable and affordable option, these Indian Cotton Headbands won’t break the bank OR your hair. Made of 100% cotton, they will keep you cool and comfy—plus they come in several different, stylish colors and patterns. Choose from headbands in purple, black, navy or red, and prepare to take your style to a whole new level! These start with a rich base color and have a white bohemian pattern layered on top. Ready to wear one of these with ease? Just throw your hair into a messy bun on the top or back of your head, and slip one of these yoga headbands over your head, pulling up and around to sit snugly behind your ears. You can leave your bangs out for a casual look, or sweep them under the headband for a sportier vibe. For yoga in a heated room, we suggest making a tighter bun and pinning your bangs and back under the headband. That way they won’t bother you during an active practice.
Did you know you can wear a yoga headband even when your hair is down? First, put it around your neck, just like you would a necklace. Then pull it up and over your bangs, tuck the headband behind your ears, and pull any extra hair out of the headband. It should sit comfortably at the nape of your neck and feel secure on your head. For added security, you can slip a bobby pin or two onto the headband to keep it in place. I like to sneak one onto my headband behind each of my ears or at the base of my neck, attaching it to a few loose hairs to help hold the headband in place. However, if you choose one of these stretchy and secure headbands, you shouldn’t have any issues keeping them flat and tight against your hair.
So, you’ve finally mastered the art of tying your yoga headband just right. Now what? With so many other amazing yoga clothes accessories, you can keep your collection going and ensure that you will receive compliments both in and out of the yoga studio.
When you’re traveling from the studio, to work, to everywhere in between, you’ve got to have an athleisure wardrobe that will keep you cool and comfortable. This Chilled Out Yogi Tank Top, with its “Imagine, Believe, Achieve” graphic, will make you feel right at home on the mat or at coffee with your squad. Top your yoga pants, shorts, jeans, or maxi skirt with this tank top, and you’ll be ready for whatever the day throws at you. Of course, this neutral tank isn’t quite complete without a bright, silky yoga headband to top it all off! For year-round yoga practice, we rely on these Casual Flowy Elephant Pants. Perfect for throwing on to get you from the studio to home, these fit comfortably over leggings or shorts. They have a stretchy, elastic waist, plenty of room in the legs, and are made of 100% cotton, which makes them machine washable! They come in a variety of bright colors and cheerful, elephant-filled patterns to suit your every mood. Bright red? Earthy orange and brown? Calming blue? We’ve got ‘em all.
Last but not least, once you have your yoga headband, yoga mat, and studio-ready yoga wardrobe, you can’t forget one more essential: the yoga mat carrying bag. Seriously, if you are an on-the-go individual who is constantly rolling and re-rolling her yoga mat, you will save loads of time with a bag that you can sling over your shoulder. This Yoga Mat Carrying Bag Pattern is just the thing for those who want a totally unique piece. Knit or crochet your own versatile, colorful, and one-of-a-kind bag, complete with a drawstring closure to keep your mat secure. We can’t get enough of this pattern, yoga clothes, or yoga headbands. Be sure to shop all the suggestions to help you complete your yoga wardrobe. Then all you have to do is grab your mat, get centered, and enjoy the fun, fitness, and relaxation of the yogi lifestyle.