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hairband at 42?

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haggiscatcher Mon 20-Jan-14 18:53:26

I'm 42. I have longish hair. Sometimes I wear a black fabric hairband to keep it off my face. In public.
AIBU? I am worried I look like a complete fanny.
Am I too old for hair bands?

Flisspaps Mon 20-Jan-14 18:54:02

Anyone over 11yo is too old for a hair band. That includes Alice bands.

KareKare Mon 20-Jan-14 18:55:34

Yup, 'fraid so!

CrockedPot Mon 20-Jan-14 18:56:45

Sorry, but Yanbu. I also have long hair and wear one in the house sometimes, but always, always whip it off if someone comes to the door!

CrockedPot Mon 20-Jan-14 18:57:09

I mean YABU, doh!

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Mon 20-Jan-14 18:57:43

Wear whatever you are comfortable in. I'm 42, I have longish hair, I refuse point blank to wear a pony tail, a hat or a skirt above my ankle. I don't wear make-up, jewellery or perfume (or very rarely anyway). I don't drink alcohol etc, etc. Some people probably think I'm odd - I don't give a toss!

ijustwantnicehair Mon 20-Jan-14 18:58:47

Wear whatever you like most people won't notice let alone care!!

LittleBearPad Mon 20-Jan-14 18:59:11

You probably are I'm afraid. Very sloaney and very eighties.

GlitzAndGiggles Mon 20-Jan-14 18:59:51

A woman I work with in her mid 30s scrapes her hair into a side ponytail with lashings of gel it looks ridiculous so no yanbu imo

Iamavapernow Mon 20-Jan-14 18:59:51

What rubbish.

I think hairbands can look gorgeous as part of a good hairstyle at any age. Unfortunately for you it's more of a 'look' rather than 'keeping hair off the face' style I use them for.

jacks365 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:00:45

Yanbu. If someone wants to judge over something so petty then it's their problem. I'm older and I've even been known to plait my hair.

haggiscatcher Mon 20-Jan-14 19:01:06

Yes I thought so. Though IMHO Alice bands are even worse. I'd NEVER wear one of them. grin

Kaekae Mon 20-Jan-14 19:02:00

i wouldn't, I think it looks dated I'm afraid.

Splodges Mon 20-Jan-14 19:07:28

Er, no, you're not too old for a hairband. You are far too old to care what opinions other people have about your hair though. Wear what you like!

I wear big hippy ones like this

People tell me it suits me.

YouStayClassySanDiego Mon 20-Jan-14 19:12:42

I wouldn't worry about what anyone else thinks if you're comfortable.

I have very short hair which I push off my face with a fabric hairband when I'm taking my face off at night, I actually like the way it looks [and I'm 45].

Weelady77 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:16:05

You wear it if you comfortable bugger everyone else

I personally wouldn't wear one but that's just my choice I certainly wouldn't stare if I seen you wearing one smile

Vikki88 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:17:10

Isn't anyone who's into double figures too old for a hairband?! confused

msrisotto Mon 20-Jan-14 19:18:04

Woah woah WOAH!! WTF is wrong with hairbands???

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-Jan-14 19:18:08

I have fine elastic ones, about 5mm diameter that are hair coloured so no one can see them. Effect hair held of face, but no one can see it - win, win.

msrisotto Mon 20-Jan-14 19:18:50

Like, one's that you use to put long hair up into pony tails?

mistermakersgloopyglue Mon 20-Jan-14 19:27:03

Meh, I'm 31 and I wear stuff like this in my hair quite a lot.

I'm sure some people think it looks ridiculous but I struggle to care. I would prefer something like with a wedding outfit than a naff fascinator thing, but that's just personal preference.

Mumofjz Mon 20-Jan-14 19:27:31

love them and so does Danni Minogue

haggiscatcher Mon 20-Jan-14 19:28:07

Ooh I like the Rasta ones! Cheers!

Creamycoolerwithcream Mon 20-Jan-14 19:30:23

I've got one with black sequins on one side, it's very Downton Abbeyesque. I'm 44 and love it.

PacificDogwood Mon 20-Jan-14 19:33:39


What a question. Cannot wait to peruse the links grin

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