7 Tie-Dye Headbands That Are Chic, Not Crunchy

Nothing quells a summertime bout of boredom quite like tie-dyeing. The mental image of rubber bands, squirt bottles, and a pack of Hanes cotton tees strewn across the grass just takes us back to our best sleepaway camp memories, but we have to give credit where credit is due to the summer 2020 shortcut: buying pre-dyed apparel that proves more wearable than the hand-dipped shirt you'll eventually relegate to the back of your pajama drawer.

While Instagram's trendiest tie-dye loungewear sets and bikinis are currently outselling inflatable pools, we've found a more affordable (and available) option in tie-dyed headbands. From a soft cotton ombré band you can throw on before a living room workout to a more dressed-up knotted version that practically begs to be styled with an airy white sundress and margarita in hand, the options are varied, and you'll want one in every color. Scroll ahead to find your best purchase of summer so far.

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Free People Ready Set Go Soft Headband


For living room yoga, a trip to the grocery store, or a quick Zoom meeting in the 15 minutes between, you'll wear this Free People tie-dye headband on repeat all summer because it's cute and has the fringe benefit of covering any greasy or overgrown roots.
Free People Ready Set Go Soft Headband$20.00 Buy

Claire's Pleated Pastel Ombre Knotted Headband


You never thought you'd need a candy-colored, ombré-dyed, pleated headband, but trust us, you'll be surprised by how much you love it.
Claire's Pleated Pastel Ombre Knotted Headband$7.99 $5.99 Buy

Shaka Kai Tie Dye Ribbed Headband


Tie-dye for the tie-dye averse, these knotted ribbed bands come in neutral earth-toned shades, from camel brown and charcoal to faded moss green.
Shaka Kai Tie Dye Ribbed Headband$5.00 Buy

Romwe Tie Dye Pattern Headband


Of course, for a $5 price point, you need a neon-bright option, too. Plus, this stretchy cotton one comes with a smart button attachment to secure the strings of your face mask.
Romwe Tie Dye Pattern Headband$4.45 Buy

Lelet NY Dip Dye Sphere Headband


If you're in the mood to treat yourself, you can't do much better than this thin band with a romantic beaded texture and ombré-dyed fabric overlay.
Lelet NY Dip Dye Sphere Headband$178.00 $144.30 Buy
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Lele Sadoughi Atlantic Tie-Dye Headband


If your light-wash denim and favorite padded headband had a baby, it would be this on-trend Lele Sadoughi find.
Lele Sadoughi ATLANTIC TIE-DYE HEADBAND$65.00 Buy

JustBeCo Tie Dye Twisted Headbands


Support small-business artists by shopping your tie-dye on Etsy. You can't go wrong with the site's current top-seller: hand-dipped soft cotton headbands you'll want to grab now, before they sell out in every shade.
JustBeCo Tie Dye twisted headbands Headbands for women Headbands Womens headbands Twisted headband Tie Dye Boho headbands$9.00 Buy
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