Sunglasses as Alice band

(18 Posts)
homebythesea Tue 21-Jul-15 10:50:27

I love the way my hair looks when I push my sunglasses back onto my head. Would I be mad therefore to consider using a good old Alice Band to create the same effect or would I just look like an aging Sloane Ranger which I probably am

Coastingit Tue 21-Jul-15 12:15:12

Post a pic?

magicstar1 Tue 21-Jul-15 12:20:38

I do the same...it looks good with the glasses, but an Alice band makes me look ridiculous. I tried it one day, and my mother couldn't stop laughing.

Theselittlelightsaremine Tue 21-Jul-15 12:21:45

I use my glasses all time as with an Alice band it tends to flattens my hair.

Fleecyleesy Tue 21-Jul-15 12:25:10

Just wear the sunglasses. Alice bands are for 5/6yos who are growing their fringes out.

homebythesea Tue 21-Jul-15 13:13:45

Fleecy grin

Lottapianos Tue 21-Jul-15 13:18:26

I know what you mean about liking the effect of sunglasses on head. I use thin elastic hairbands from Superdrug - you can get them in cream, brown, or black to match different hair colours. You barely notice them when they're on but they hold your hair back off your face and have a rubber coating on the other side so they don't slip around.

homebythesea Tue 21-Jul-15 18:56:25

lottapianos that sounds ideal! Thank you I will give it a whirl

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 21-Jul-15 20:43:33

How about a braid across your head...?

homebythesea Tue 21-Jul-15 22:32:06

Wally- can't work out if that's a serious suggestion, but in any event my choppy Bob ain't going to make any braids anywhere!

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 21-Jul-15 22:57:04

No it was a serious suggestion but for longer hair. grin

I think you can buy them too, with a band that slips under the back of your hair.

Depending on the length at the back of course. wink

Chippedrippedandstinking Wed 22-Jul-15 01:00:49

Just stick to the sunglasses. Otherwise you can look unwittingly Sloane.

Autumn2014 Wed 22-Jul-15 11:02:25

I find this too, but I worked out its because the sun glasses only pull the sideas back and don't sit tight on the top of my head so the hair is looser. If I wear an alice band it's too tight and as I don't have a fringe and very straight hair, makes me look a bit slap head.

PrimalLass Wed 22-Jul-15 14:43:15

I do this too. I am very choosy about my sunglasses because they have to be wraparound to sit close to my head as a hairband, and have rubber bits on the arms to stop them slipping.

I've tried very thin metal hairbands, but what I like about the sunglasses is the extra height (I have flat hair).

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 22-Jul-15 16:00:59

I like the way they make my hair look too. I'm actually looking forward to needing reading glasses one day so I can perch them on top of my head.

ishouldcocoa Wed 22-Jul-15 16:05:19

I spend most of the day with glasses on top of my head... Either reading glasses or sunglasses... And sometimes both pairs.

It all works until I pull them down as I drive onto the road, to discover I'm wearing the reading ones.

I do it because I loose them less, and it makes my very round (and fat) face look a bit longer IYSWIM.

homebythesea Wed 22-Jul-15 17:40:19

wally ah I see. I think I could pull off aging Sloane but milkmaid? Not so much. I don't have the breasts for that wink

Autumn I wonder if clips would work for you to keep hair back at the sides?

I sometimes wear prescription specs (but most often lenses) so not always an option for me to have another pair stuck on the head! Glad it's not just me that likes the look though!

CheersMedea Wed 22-Jul-15 18:04:00

What about those plastic type zig zag things that sort of disappear into your hair?

Like this (NOT putting it on like it is in the picture so it scrapes back but having a bit of Bouffantness at the front)

www.amazon.co.uk/Elegant-Quality-Plastic-Design-VAGA/dp/B00RIT53JO/ref=pd_sim_193_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=11D3YCT36DBESQJ8V94Z

or this type of thing

www.amazon.co.uk/Elegant-Quality-Plastic-Design-VAGA/dp/B00RIT53JO/ref=pd_sim_193_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=11D3YCT36DBESQJ8V94Z

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