I told you guys I had a few things in store for you and in honor of my birthday in two days, we’re kicking things off! I wanted to share some of my favorite products with my readers to share the love over my birthday (if I’m getting presents, so are you!) and first up is my favorite solution to my never-ending battle with my hair.
You guys have heard a little about the nonsense I put up with from my hair. It’s crazy thick (as in there’s a ton of it) but also super fine. So it loves to slip out of ponytails. Put in a little messy bun like everyone else? No can do, there’s too much and it’s so heavy that it weighs down and HURTS until it falls out a mile into the run. So I stick with the ponytails but when it starts to slip, little pieces fly out and smack me in my sweaty face and stick there, annoying me for the remainder of my run. I’ve actually experimented with a million styles of headbands, from those little prewrap ones I’m used to from soccer through several marketed at runners and athletes. None of them stick to my slippery fine hair. I don’t know why, my choices are either slipping off or attached to my head so hard it hurts.
I found Sweaty Bands last summer when I was particularly plagued by flyaways. I was pretty skeptical actually, I had tried two competitor companies who had the same velvet backing and the bands slipped right off my head. Actually, it happened during intervals on a treadmill once and an embarrassed looking dude handed me my sweaty headband while I was chugging away with hair all in my face. I’m sure it was an attractive picture. But I was enticed to at least try Sweaty Bands because I really liked a lot of their designs and I got one to match my race outfit for my next race. These are mine:
I love my skull and crossbones one the most 🙂
Much to my surprise, it never slipped off. I have never had a problem with these slipping off in any situation, and they even stay put when my hair is extra slippery after being styled.
Want proof that it’s not going anywhere? I set out for a run the other day with my usual ponytail+headband combo.
By the end, the ponytail had as usual fallen completely out of place and was flyaway central. The headband, was exactly where I left it.
The awesome people at Sweaty Bands know how much I love their headbands and have offered one of their awesome headbands up for my readers.
Giveaway will be open until midnight March 6!
Check out the Sweaty Bands page and tell me your favorite pattern.
Do you try to be matchy with your race day outfit? I usually match but only because I usually wear my college colors for races 🙂