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We all love to wrap a towel around our freshly washed hair before we dash to the kitchen to start breakfast or whatever, but halfway there the towel is already coming loose. Use one of your extra towels to make this simple and fast turban that will stay in place.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes (after pattern is drawn)
To wear your turban, bend over at the waist and let your hair hang down. Place the large end of the turban (with the elastic loop) on the back of your head, letting the narrow end hang down over your hair. Twist the narrow end a few times, stand up, and slip the tip of the twisted end through the elastic loop in the back. Your turban will stay in place nicely while you dash around, until you have time to go back and finish drying and styling your hair. This also makes a nice turban to hold your hair up while taking a bubble bath, not that any of us have time for that anymore.
I got a turban similar to this several years ago, when I could only find them in white toweling, but had always wanted more colorful ones as extras, so I made up my own simple pattern. After all, who doesn't have old worn mismatched towels in the bottom of the closet, too pretty to use as cleaning rags, but we don't use them because they're too thin or too small for a good bath towel. Recycle them, and always have a dry turban hanging on a hook near the shower, using the elastic loop to hang it with. You can start your day off right. (Go ahead, pretend you're a glamorous 1940's film star while you pour the cereal, gotta have some fun, eh?)
By Mary from Mountain Pine, AR
What a wonderful idea for gifts. Really, really great. Thanks for sharing.
I made a hair wrap kind of like the "seen on TV" item. It required 1 hand towel (in the colors of my bathroom) which I bought on clearance. I made a pattern from the store-bought one, sewed the right sides together and added an elastic loop near the top. Turn the right side out, loop should be outside. Wrap wet hair and tuck the end into the loop. Use a medium to lightweight towel. I just hang the towel wrap on a hook in my bathroom and it's always dry by the next day. Wouldn't this make a great gift!