How to Wear a Head Buff – Protect your manly bald head from the sun

Protect your manly bald head from the sun

By Dave Mull

OK, putting on a head buff should not be equated with rocket science, and I'm not sure how I figured out the simplest way to put one on so it fits the contours of a roundish head.
But having worn it at a few kayak tournament "measure-ins" where fellow competitors asked me how I did it, apparently I have discovered a deep dark head buff secret that not everyone can figure out on their own. I'm not kidding. Fellow competitors, manly men through and through, have asked me how I put my buff on.

It's really simple.

Start with the buff turned inside out and lay it flat on top of your noggin. Now grab the tubal opening just above your forehead and pull it so it presses against your forehead and turn the buff right-side out as you work it over the top and down the back of your head. Tug on the front and on the tail that should be draping down the back of your neck until any bumps are gone.
Voila. You now have a buff stretched smoothly on your head and are protected against getting too much sun on your scalp. The sides are easy to pull down over your ears. I like wearing a ball cap over the top to help shield my eyes from the sun, too.

Dave Mull says start inside out and the head buff ends up perfectly right. Dave Mull Photo
Dave Mull says start inside out and the head buff ends up perfectly right. Dave Mull Photo