When I first started running I had long hair and headbands weren't a big factor, I didn't wear one most of the time, just a ponytail and I was good to go. Last year, however, I cut all my hair off. Well, practically. It was about chin length, and it hasn't been much longer than shoulder length since.
Before I made the leap to shorter hair I asked around about what other women with shorter hair do with it when they run. With various answers including clips, headbands, visors, hats, bandanas, and nothing, headbands seemed to the most reasonable solution for me.
So I bought some, and then I bought some more. I've tried the Asics Hera which performed okay, but soaked up sweat and occasionally slid back. I tried some super cheap ones on clearance from Old Navy's active wear department, they were tight, but still slipped off. I lost one on a run and the other is somewhere in my house, I don't know where, I'm not worried about finding it. I've also tried the "Fly Away Tamer" from Lululemon (now discontinued), which I really like in the start since it was the version with a mesh panel which helped it breathe and not absorb sweat. After running in it and washing it a few times it stretched out though and now if I wear it I'm constantly checking to make sure it's still on my head.
|live.love.run. Sweat Band from the Mother Runner store|
In comes the Sweaty Band. When you first see Sweaty Bands, the main appeal is, well, what you see. They come is so many fun colors and patterns, even words to share with the world your dedication to a sport, charity, or your sorority. I chose to buy mine through the Mother Runner store and got it super quick.
|The offending bump|
Sweat Bands definitely have more positives than negatives and are my favorite headband for running by far. I feel like I don't need more since I can wear the one I have over and over without issue, but with so many cute designs to choose from, I might not be able to resist.
You can find Sweaty Bands in several different widths and a crazy amount of colors on Amazon.
Ladies (or long-haired men), have you tried Sweaty Bands? What's your favorite hair solution on the run?
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