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The Zig-Zag Headband Is Back: Here's How to Add the Accessory to Your Look

The '90s called...

Every year, the fashion industry discovers new ways to bring back trends from past decades in a bigger and bolder way. If you look back at photos of 90s hair trends, it's absolutely certain that you'll spot the V-shaped teeth of a zigzag headband- you may have even rocked one yourself. Well, get ready to feel nostalgic because this throwback hair accessory just became cool again. Read below to decide whether or not you're ready to incorporate this fun accessory into your daily style!

What is a zigzag headband?

Also known as the "teeth" or "stretch" comb or the accordion headband, the zigzag is a flexible plastic, circle headband that stretches to fit to your head shape and size. Half-comb, half-headband, it pulls the hair away from your face and secures it firmly in place, arguably more so than any other styling accessory.

How to wear the zigzag headband

Not only does the zigzag headband pull the hair back and hold it down flyaway free, but it creates unique tracks along the hair line. The more tightly you press the zigzag headband against the scalp when putting it on, the more pronounced these tracks will be.

The zigzag headband can be worn with almost any hair type or style. You can use it to keep long hair out of your face, or to smooth away any frizz for a chic updo. Our current favorite hairstyle is a little more daring: the wet look. The zigzag headband is perfect for emphasizing the sleekness and shininess of it.

Zig-zag Wet Look

Step 1. On dry hair, smooth a pea-sized amount of Tecni.Art Extreme Splash gel along the forehead line.

Step 2. Use a comb to smooth the gel through the top of the hair and create a wearable wet look effect. Leave the lengths and ends unsaturated.

Step 3. Put on your zig-zag headband, creating those iconic tracks as you pull it through the hair.

Step 4. Tie up the rest of the hair in a loose bun to contrast with the slick, chic character of the front section. Et voila, a modern way to work the 90s zigzag headband, wet-look style!

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