This 90s Hair Accessory Radiates Maddy Energy (& Costs $5)



You can bet your last dollar that if two 90s and Y2K lovin’ queens favor a hair accessory, it’s about to become a trend. Case in point: Bella Hadid and Euphoria’s Maddy Perez (played by Alexa Demie), and their love for the zig-zag headband. Yes, the plastic hairband you donned in your childhood is making a comeback, and TBH, we’re not mad. It’s cheap, easy to wear, and works with all hair textures. So it’s not surprising that the coveted accessory has blown up on TikTok with 252,000 views and counting. Here’s why you’ll love this hair trend; other than it gives you some major bad bish energy…

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Allow us to explain why these headbands deserve a second shot at life – they’re flirty yet functional, super nostalgic but also hella badass. Plus, thanks to the slicked-back effect, it instantly snatches your face while still allowing your tresses to run wild. It has all of the advantages of a half-up, half-down style without the strenuous work. You literally just push your hair back and you have a certified hairstyle. Obsessed.

Still, need convincing? These headbands will a) keep flyaways in check b) upgrade greasy hair days, and c) hold your hair in place during or after sweaty gym sessions. And even better, there’s no need for any hot tools. With that said, you can always curl or straighten your hair depending on the look you’re going for.

@juliannastrid yes or no? maybe not for the curly girls #foryou #fyp #foryoupage #hairstyle #curlyhair #curly #headband #amazon #amazonfinds #amazonprime #AFairShotWithBlock ♬ What’s Luv? (feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti) – Fat Joe

What we love most is that they’re cheap enough to be purchased in EVERY color… Now that’s FUNctional. Zig-zag headbands are typically available in two styles. The first kind is the classic plastic headband which you place in between your ears and slide back, like the Chuangdi Zigzag Shark Tooth Hair Comb, $12. This style of the headband is less prone to getting tangled in curly and kinky hair types while still creating that combed-at-the-roots effect.

@heavenmarleyy literally from DOLLAR TREE I’m obsessed #euphoria #grwm #fypシ ♬ sonido original – taliaespinoza

The second is a circular headband that you stretch around your entire head like this Art Class Girl’s 4 Pack, $6. You literally get four headbands for $6?! How insane? We love the clear plastic headband as it creates a really sleek final look and goes with any outfit or makeup look.

@anisasojka should we bring it back? #90shair ♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy

We’re also obsessed with this Wild Fable Daisy Icons Opaque Stretch Comb, $5. The tiny daisy detailing is so cute and perfect for summer. Catch us wearing this exact accessory all festival season.

Would you wear this trend? Or are you looking for another? Check out this fiery hue popping in the hair industry RN.

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