Men's Headband Style Guide


(quick update: the HU and AUREA headband styles are no longer being manufactured. KOOSHOO's most popular style, the Organic Twist, is still very much available!)

Headband Styles for Men

Headbands for men are both fashionable and functional - when done right, that is. 

In designing our headbands, we made sure that we met those two objectives with every decision. The result is a line of best-selling headband styles, all made using ethical manufacturing and the finest natural materials available. 

Our sweat-wicking headbands are perfect for the following:

  • Workouts: yoga, Crossfit, running, the gym...
  • Sports: tennis, squash, soccer, touch football, ultimate frisbee, climbing, skiing...  
  • Sun protection: keep the sweat back and the sun off while hiking, gardening and relaxing at the beach
  • Fashion: Seasonally-chosen colors make our headbands the perfect accessory or accent when out on the town
  • Function: Keeping long hair back, covering grey roots, an organic head cover for chemotherapy...

Below is a breakdown of each of our three popular headband styles: the TWIST, the HU and the AUREA. 

The Best Selling Mens Headband: the ORGANIC TWIST 


Our best selling men's headband is the Twist - a wide, versatile headband with a single twist. The headband is available in both timeless solid colours and seasonally-aware (on trend) colours. 

Key Features of the Twist Headband for Men

  • Made from a blend of the finest organic cotton and just the right amount of spandex. 
  • The organic cotton is ridiculously soft, durable and sweat-wicking. If you've ever felt organic cotton side by side with conventional (sprayed) cotton, you'll know the difference. 
  • The twist, positioned at the nape of the neck, keeps the headband from slipping during even the most intense physical exercise
  • The headband's circumference is 18" though with 7% spandex, the headband easily stretches to comfortably fit a 23" size head, essentially making it One Size Fits All. 
  • The headbands are woven, dyed, cut, and sewn in a Fairtrade-certified social good facility run by Nuns. As you'll read, these headbands are infused with good karma at every stage of the production process. 

Headband Reviews for Men: The TWIST

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Headband Colors for Men: The TWIST

The Classic TWIST is available in 5 to 10 colours at any given time. We dye in small batches so that we can constantly adapt to seasonal colour trends.

Because of this, colours sell out fast. Four of our top selling Classic Twist Headbands for Men are below. Click on any of the photos to view other colours currently available. 
military green headband for men

burgundy headband for men
navy blue head band for men

The Organic Twist Headbands are dyed using GOTS certified organic dyes. These non-toxic, low impact dyes are some of the cleanest dyes in the world. Not only that but the GOTS and OEKO-TEX certifications mean that all waters returned into the community must be drinking-quality standard. This can mean that at certain times of year, the water leaving the dye house is cleaner than when it arrived. Read more about our commitment to clean textile dyes here.  

Who Wears a Twist Headband

Being our top selling mens headband, this headband is used by every demographic of our customer base: young, old, athletic, loungey, travel obsessed, stay at home...

It's a safe gift and a great starting point if buying your first headband. Its versatility (wear it thin, scrunched, open like a bandana) means it fits with every head shape. 

The Classic Mens Headband: the HU


While we no longer manufacture the HU, it was a close second in popularity to the Organic Twist headband. The brilliance of this headband is in its versatility. Featuring a soft, sweat-wicking organic cotton as its body and strong, Tencel (sustainably harvested Eucalyptus trees) for the ties, this headband is guaranteed one size fits all. 

Key Features of the HU Headband for Men

  • Cleverly designed body that can be worn thin or opened wide, full bandana headband style
  • The body is made from premium organic cotton blended with Spandex. The ties are made of super strong, silk-like Tencel.
  • "Ridiculously soft, durable and sweat-wicking" is how the HU is most often described.
  • The headband's ties make it One Size Fits All and ensure that you can always adjust it so that the fit is just right.  
  • The headbands are woven, dyed, cut, sewn and distributed from L.A. using ethical, local manufacturing. 

Headband Reviews for Men: The HU

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Headband Colors for Men: The HU

The HU Headband is available in 5 to 12 colors at any given time. We dye in small batches so that we can constantly adapt to seasonal color trends. Because of this colors sell out fast. Below we've highlighted four of our top rated HU Headbands for Men. Click on any of the photos to view other colors currently available. 


Who Wears a HU Headband

Because of the ties and the fact it can open to cover the crown of the head, the HU headband is great men that feel comfortable in a traditional bandana. It's also ideally suited to men looking for sun protection, making it the perfect hiking headband and beach head covering. Its "one size fits all" design makes it the perfect, can't miss gift. 

The Beckham Headband: the AUREA


Like the HU, KOOSHOO no is at this time, no longer manufacturing the AUREA headband. However, the iconic, David Beckham inspired, skinny headband was a popular choice among our Mens Headbands! Made from one-of-a-kind organic cotton elastic (blended with 25% natural rubber), this forgiving headband was great for keeping long hair back and getting that surfer-like look. 

Key Features of the AUREA Headband for Men

  • Skinny headband designed to wrap twice around the head
  • Knot can be moved to make the headband shorter or longer, making it One Size Fits All
  • Made from one-of-a-kind organic cotton and natural rubber elastic that is soft, comfortable and strong   
  • The headbands are woven on the East Coast, then dyed, cut and sewn in L.A., all using ethical, American manufacturing. 

Headband Reviews for Men: The AUREA

Below is a screen-grab from our reviews section on Amazon. To view all the 5 Star headband reviews click here


Popular Headband Colors for Men: The AUREA

The AUREA Headband is available in both solid colors and ombre (dip dyed) colors. Colors available on this constantly popular headband depend on current stock levels. Below we've highlighted the 2 top selling Mens AUREA Headbands.


Who Wears the AUREA Headband

Surfers, yogis and runners all love the AUREA Headband. Originally designed for men with long hair (the Beckham look), the headband has proven popular with men with hair of every length - including bald. This headband is best for someone with a specific look in mind or a comfort with headbands.  

Didn't find what you were looking for? We're always looking to expand our men's headbands offering so if you have any suggestions please let us know below or contact us at You might just end up with a headband named after you. 

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