Road Tested: Sweaty Bands

Folks, I have a problem. For the life of me, I’m not able to keep a headband on my head.

I know, I know. This is what we classify as a “first world problem”. Alert the media! Sound the alarm! Ring the bell!

sweatybandsbeehiveThis is a dramatic reenactment of what usually occurs when I wear a headband while working out. Notice the large and in charge beehive-like bun on my head that catches the headband as it slowly works its way off my head. Most of the time I’m so caught up in whatever I’m doing (usually running or strength training) that I don’t realize the band has slid off until it’s too late. I’ve lost more than one headband in this manner.

If I don’t lose them, they still don’t last very long into a run. When I actually feel slippage occurring, rather than losing the pretty band, I just rip it from my head and put it away in my trusty SPIbelt. Such was the case at runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon in 2012 – if you look at the pictures you’ll see that both Brooke and Vic are wearing their awesomely sparkly headbands. My SPIbelt was wearing mine.

So, when I had the opportunity to check out Sweaty Bands, let’s just say that I was a bit nervous. Because, really, who wants to admit defeat and publicly say “my head just doesn’t want a headband on it!” However, the Sweaty Bands tagline is “OMG… they don’t slip!” And guess what…

OMG… they really don’t!

sweatybandgreenSweaty Bands has a plethora of designs, colors, sports teams and even Greek letters, ripe for the picking. They graciously provided a Sweaty Band for me to check out and review.

There were two in the package; the black and chartreuse matched the dress I planned to wear for a cousin’s baby shower so naturally I imprinted on it (the other one? Well, stay tuned for its fate). If the Sweaty Band could stay on my head for a four hour shower, it might have success during a crazy intense work out.

sweatybandstryoutRoad Test #1 – Cousin’s baby shower

Hair was down for this one (top picture). I considered this a warm up for the actual Road Test. Because, really, how sweaty do you really get playing Baby Shower Bingo and Guess the Number of Chocolate Kisses in the Bottle? Not very. However, I did get many compliments on the band and it stayed put the entire time. The material on the inside of the band is velvety and once I pushed it back a bit, it stayed right where it was placed.

Sweaty Bands recommends that you wear it closer to the hairline when working out so that was the plan for the work out.

Road Test #2 – Tuesdays with Ron

Tuesday morning I woke up at my regular 5:10am. Got dressed in the clothes I’d laid out the previous night and threw my hair into a ponytail before placing my Sweaty Band at the hairline. Snapped the selfie (bottom picture) and off I went.

Two mile warm up on the bike, two mile run and then an hour of deadlifts, cleans, push press, bench press, walking lunges, situps, repeaters on a tire, and tricep dips, just to name a few. I kept patting my head, checking on the Sweaty Band and sure enough, it was still there. Sitting pretty! Naturally, I was a hot mess and the Sweaty Band was… sweaty. But absolutely awesome!

Washing the Sweaty Band is easy peasy lemon squeezy – hand wash (I used a bit of Woolite) and drip dry. I’m definitely bringing this bad boy along with me to Florida where I’m assured I’ll sweat even more than I do here. I’m not sure that’s physically possible, but at least I’ll look cute!


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Sweaty Bands was awesome enough to provide one for me to test out and one for Scoot a Doot to give away! If you’d like a chance, check out our Rafflecopter giveaway by clicking on the picture or swinging by our Facebook page.ย  This contest runs from 8/15/13 – 8/22/13.

Disclaimer: I received one Sweaty Bands headband for review. All words and opinions are my own. Giveaway prize donated by Sweaty Bands.

63 thoughts on “Road Tested: Sweaty Bands

  1. I absolutely love Sweaty Bands! I own at least 40 of them. For a while it was my addiction trying to get one for every running outfit I own. I love the Flamingo Dancer band! I actually used to wear hats until I came across Sweaty Bands and haven’t worn a hat since.

  2. But for reals, Mer. I have this exact problem, which has led to me get very creative with my headband situation. In high school? I was all about the pre-wrap. It stayed put and I could steal it from the athletic trainer’s bag whenever I needed it. These are MUCH cuter though.I want.

    • Bwahahaha! I’m sure that looked interesting. Definitely not as cute as these though. There are so many options – I’ve got my eye on an owl one. Because hello, OWLS.

  3. I was telling Rob yesterday how I think my head might be deformed because I can’t keep a headband on at all. They fall off running or during CrossFit and if not on thee floor they end up around my wrist. I was going to scour the DL Expo looking for a new one….or maybe win one here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You know what, I’m beginning to think that this is a band issue and not a head issue! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Definitely check them out, Heather! We can get matching ones for Team Tinktable!

  4. I definitely have a drawer full of headbands that had such promise but then promptly fell off my head. I must have a weirdly shaped head… Checked out the website and I think “squared away” and “prime time” are my favorite prints.

  5. I still think my head is not the right shape for headbands (Am I a cone head?!) but the velvet in the Sweaty Band does do a stand-up job for me!

    I have to wear mine pretty close to the hairline ๐Ÿ™

  6. I either have a giant head (super brain) or Headbands work for NO ONE! I bought a Sweaty band about 6 months ago and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! I toss mine in the wash with my workout wear and it holds up like new! Huge fan of Sweaty Bands!

  7. I’ve kind of given up on headbands because they never stay on. I’d love to try Sweaty Bands though and see if they do the trick. The Be A Dahlia pattern under New Arrivals is really cute!

  8. Chicks!!!

    I tried these at the recommendation of my sister, who heard about the Cincy-based company from my mom’s cousin’s daughter who just married a 2nd-year player for the Bengals.

    Word gets around because these are awesommmmmme! I don’t want to hog all the prizes, except…I want allllllllllll the Sweaty Bands. They just… They work. So I want more. Like I said, I want them all. Alllllllllll.

    Love ya, chicks!


  9. My sister bought me a sweaty band for Xmas ages ago. I was so skeptical bc all headbands fall off!! Not my sweaty band. Its stayed put on even my 20 mile runs! !

  10. I would have never guessed there were so many others out there who think their heads are deformed because headbands won’t stay on! I thought it was just me!

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