What do I use to tame my messy hair? In cold weather, I love my lululemon earwarmer/head band.
(I don't mean to look mad in this picture).
When it's too warm for an earwarmer, I go with a hat. But sometimes a hat is too warm. While the myth has apparently been debunked that the most heat leaves through your head, my head still feels warm with a hat on it. I deeply regretted my decision to wear a hat for my September half marathon in the 70s.
Luckily the hat and sunglasses cover most of my face so you can't see that it is beet-red.
I have previously tried elastic headbands from Scunci that look like huge ponytail elastics, meant to go around your entire head. They do not stay put for me. I turned to the internet to find a no-slip headband. In my search, some of the brands I found were lululemon, Bondi bands, and Sweaty Bands.
I read mixed reviews of lululemon's headbands, and Bondi bands are a little too wide for my taste. My interest was piqued by Sweaty Bands. I contacted Sweaty Bands directly to ask if they might be interested in providing me with a Sweaty Band for review/giveaway on my blog. They kindly agreed and sent me one for each!
Note: I was not compensated for this review in any way besides being provided the two Sweaty Bands for review and giveaway. This review represents my honest opinion after using the sweaty band while running.
I decided to wear the thinner one (1 inch wide) for my review as I feel I have a tiny head (I had to buy a kid's ski helmet). The outside is a pretty fabric, the inside is a velvet lining to grip your hair without any "slipping or causing breakage." There is elastic in the very back of the band for an adjustable fit.
I have now worn my Sweaty Band on THREE Runs. I apologize in advance for the greasy-haired, sweaty pictures of myself.
An 8.87 mi long run (referenced here)
a 4.91 mile pace run:
and a 9.17 mile long run:
The sweaty band stayed put for all three runs! I will also say I'm not used to wearing a headband, and a couple times I felt like it might have been shifting but when I reached up and touched my head, the Sweaty Band was right where I put it. It even stayed put while wearing over-the-ear earbuds for my mp3 player on my most recent long run. The sweaty band did a great job of keeping stray hairs from flying in my face, and it was comfortable to wear.
Other fun facts:
-Made in the USA!
-Hand wash, drip dry.
-They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
-Available in solids or designs, even reflective fabric! and in a variety of sizes (thick, thin, and for kids)
Now for the fun part! Sweaty Bands has provided me with a sweaty band to give away! My very first giveaway!!
This Sweaty Band is 1.5" thick and is a pretty springy/summery shade of blue with light pink polka dots.
Prize: One Thick Sweaty Band.
Who is Eligible: Residents of US and Canada.
How to Enter:
One Entry for each item below-- (Leave a Separate Comment for Each!)
1. Follow my blog? Leave a comment letting me know. If you don't already follow, you can do so by clicking on "subscribe to posts" on the right hand side of the page underneath "Blog Archive."
2. Check out www.sweatybands.com. Leave a comment sharing an item that catches your eye, and what activity you would use your Sweaty Band for.
3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and comment here with the link.
4. Post about this giveaway on twitter and comment here with your twitter name.
Giveaway closes: Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10 pm EST.
Winner will be selected through Random.org and will be announced on this blog by the morning of Saturday, March 5th, and contacted by email. So please be sure to leave your email address in your entry, or make sure it is easily accessible if I click through to your blog.
A big thanks to Sweaty Bands! Check out Sweaty Bands on: their website, twitter, and facebook.
PS, Check out their Valentine's Day Special through Feb 28.