While removing your festival wristband can feel like the end of the event and the return to normalcy, it is very necessary.
Despite the fact that some individuals choose to wear their wristbands at all times, a large number of people work in environments where doing so might be a bit inappropriate. In addition, there are hygienic considerations (do you wipe your bottom with that hand?!).
Obviously, the simplest way to remove a festival wristband is with scissors. What if, however, you choose to save it as a souvenir or exhibit it as part of a collection? It’s a choice.
How to remove a plastic or metal festival wristband without cutting it.
How To Remove A Plastic Toggle Festival Wristband
The interior of a plastic toggle often has microscopic spikes that enable the cloth to pass in one direction but not the other. To remove a wristband with a plastic toggle from a festival:
1. Take the two loose ends of the fabric of the wristband and hold them together.
2. Twist them tightly to minimize the fabric’s surface area as much as possible.
3. As if unscrewing it, wiggle the plastic toggle down the cloth towards the loose ends.
4. Once it has slid far enough down the cloth, you should be able to withdraw your hand out while maintaining the bracelet.
5. This procedure works for the majority of plastic toggle wristbands. If you are still unable to remove your bracelet, the next best option is to cut the plastic using pliers or a hard-cutting instrument.
How To Remove A Metal Toggle Festival Wristband
The manner in which a metal toggle wristband is attached to the cloth distinguishes it from other types. A plastic toggle closes the cloth by pushing it toward the wrist, but a metal toggle often requires a press to close.
These are somewhat harder to remove than those with plastic toggles. There is one technique involving a plastic bag (discussed in the following section), but it is uncomfortable and not always effective.
The best technique to remove a metal toggle festival wristband is to pry open the clip so that the fabric may pass through. This can be accomplished with pliers or a flat-head screwdriver.
BE CAREFUL: Extreme caution is required when utilizing tools so close to the wrist. Avoid using scissors and instruments with sharp edges. It is always suggested to have a friend or family member assist when using pliers.
Using A Plastic Bag
You may use a plastic bag to remove your festival wristband with a simple trick. However, if it is really tight on the wrist, it can be rather unpleasant and may not always be effective.
Using a plastic bag, the following procedures are required to remove a festival wristband:
Insert your hand containing the wristband into the plastic bag.
1. Take the bag’s handles and thread them through the gap between your wrist and your bracelet.
2. Grab both handles and pull with as much force as necessary towards your fingertips.
3. The bracelet should start to unfold over the hand, and voila! Your bracelet must now be removed.
4. If none of these techniques worked, the best approach is to discover a means to break the clip without damaging the fabric. If you wish to wear it again (after washing it, of course), you can find a new paper clip or clip to secure it.
And if you must resort to cutting the fabric with scissors, keep in mind that a ruined keepsake cannot ruin the incredible festival experience you have just had!