If you take a look at most of my running pictures, I wear the same USRowing white hat. That hat has been with me through lots of miles in many states and even some different countries. However, when I run on the treadmill or do anything else indoors, I typically don’t wear my hat. Let’s be honest. It would just be a little weird I think. Since I still always have fly away hairs and sweat like a beast, I still like I have something.
Luckily, Amanda from Manda Bees Headbands contacted me to give her headbands a try. Since I am such a hat person, I thought this would be a great to try something for those indoor workouts and/or even everyday wear. Amanda sent me two of her solid colored headbands to test out and test out is certainly what I did.
I know Amanda didn’t plan on it, but she sent me the colors of my Alma Mater, maroon and black. So just from opening the package, things were already going well. With past headbands I’ve tried, they are too tight, slip off, etc and Manda Bees promises that all of their headbands don’t do any of that.
The first thing I noticed when I put on Manda Headbands for the first time was that it seemed to be the right mix of tight enough but not too tight. They seemed to fit just right. The width of the headband was also nice. It definitely held back all of the fly away hairs. The back of the headband was not as wide, so there was no bulk behind my pony tail or anything.
I gave my headbands a good test over time on the treadmill, elliptical and even on some runs outside. I still am a hat person, but these headbands were a great substitute if I forget my hat for outside runs. The. material is very soft and easy to clean. I threw them right in the wash with my running cloths and hung them out to dry.
One day when I was out running errands and I grabbed one of my headbands to hold my hair back. I had just gotten my hair cut so it was in a weird stage, but the headband worked great holding it all back. Even after runs, if I pulled off my hat, I found myself putting on one of these headbands to keep the sweaty hair back. I actually misplaced my black one for awhile and got pretty upset about it. Luckily I found it though and have kept it in a safe place ever since.
One of the best features of the headbands is that they are seamless. After some good wear & tear and a few times through the washer, the edges never frayed or rolled up. In fact, both headbands still look brand new. It’s also moisture wicking, so I never had any sweat dripping down my face.
Manda Bees headbands does more than just solid colored headbands. There are so many different patterns that she has on her website as well. Even some of the solid colors are great. Lots of different styles to chose from. She even has a cats one. So yes, if you’re wondering when that one will be mine, it will be soon (well as soon as it’s available)! It’ll go great with my space cat pants.
If you’re a headband person or maybe you aren’t at first like I was, well here is your chance to win your very own Manda Bees headband!! There are lots of ways to enter, so make sure you take advantage of them all. This is definitely a headband you want to add to your stash and you won’t regret it. Plus it’s a FREE giveaway. Even better, right? Good luck!
Disclaimer: Manda Bees provided the product for me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.