If you’ve ever looked closely at my race photographs, you’ll notice I am almost always wearing a headband. Not just any headband, though… one of those brightly colored plastic ones that comes in a package of about 10, usually meant for little kids. Totally cool, I know.
So as you can imagine, I’ve been on the hunt for a more athletic styled headband, but haven’t had much luck. I’ve been graced with a rather large head (it’s okay, I’ve come to terms with it), so most of the headbands that are elastic either squeeze my head to death, or slip off. So instead of dealing with a pesky headband during a race, I figured the plastic ones would be the easiest way to go (forgetting of course that they dig into the back of your ears after hours).
After scouring the interwebs for suggestions, I figured I’d give Noodle Huggers by Little Slice of Awesome a try. They’re only $6 for the thin style, and I was okay with the idea of losing $6 if it didn’t work out. Even though I like to match my running outfits (nerd alert) as much as possible, I knew the black sparkle would be the most versatile option. I mean, who doesn’t love a little sparkle in their lives?
After getting the headband, I realized I needed to put it through some different tests. First up was an easy weights and yoga workout. I was impressed that the band didn’t budge, even when I was nearly upside down. I sweat during the workout, but not like I do when I’m running, so later in the week I took it out for a spin. Conveniently it was also drizzling, so that added to the moisture test. I’m happy to report that my headband didn’t budge! I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little skeptical at first, but this headband is in heavy rotation (ok, it’s the only one in rotation).
Do you wear a headband when you work out? What’s your favorite brand?
Note: The opinions expressed in this post are all my own. I purchased my own Noodle Hugger at full price, and wanted to share it’s awesomeness with you. I’m constantly looking for product reviews from like-minded people, and wanted to contribute.