I have considered getting a Buff before, since they keep circulating in the longhair circuit. But then, Buchfreundin recommended me one and I decided to go for it!
They have lots of products, but the famous one is the long, multifunctional tube. This is also the one I kept seeing in the longhair circuit for protecting hair against sun and wind.
For sizing, they have an XL option. I know back from my horseback riding days that my helmet size is exactly 58 cm. But since I would probably wear the Buff at an angle, or it would need to stretch over a bun in one way or the other, I have gone with XL for all the choices.
There are options for warmth, but since I live up in the frozen north, I'll stick to regular hats with additional under-layers for that.
Instead, I was interested in sunprotection and cooling.
I have ordered five off the Swedish website:
Because I liked the camouflage pattern and colour
Because you can't go wrong with a mostly solid black one
Because I liked the pattern
R spiral yellow fluor
Because it was reflective and it seemed fun and flashy
Because this seemed like a good colour choice for my skintone
For a second I entertained the thought of ordering one of their chef's hats to see how that would work with my buns, but I decided against it.
So, a little fun with styling options for them:
Tied one in a simple little pouch with a bow around my bun. Looked a little weird, but fun.
"The pirate" that Buff suggests for styling just doesn't work when you have a big bun on the back of your head. But it was good for a laugh.
A little hard to tell from the pictures, but: Black and white Buff is covering the head and bun, blue Buff is put on sideways across my head and tied in a knot underneath the bun.
This was very stable and comfortable actually!
Building on the previous idea I tucked the yellow/green Buff up above the bun and then wrapped the black Buff around at the base of the bun. This was also very comfortable!