Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Perfect Hair Band

Ties, Bands, Bows, Clips
Pony Tails, Buns, Braids

No matter how you prefer to pull your hair back you have most likely gone through a process of elimination to find the best fit for your hair type, the shape of your head and what feels and looks best on you.

And just like you, I have gone through the same process but I'm always on the look out for something pretty, functional and cool that I can pull my hair back with.
My requirements are quite simple I think, but sadly many products have fell short.

In my book a great hairband must meet the following requirements in order for it to earn a spot
in my bathroom drawer. 

Keep my hair out of my face.
No Headaches Please.
Quick and Easy
Not to Tight
Stay Put

Not so much to ask for, right?
I certainly don't think so.

I've been on the lookout for a while now searching for a hairband I can wear on my runs that will keep all those tiny little baby hairs around my face, out of my face. You know the tiny hairs that never seem to grow up and always seem to be wild and unmanageable.
{If you don't know what I'm talking about, May I say... You're so lucky!}
So I started noticing girls wearing bands around their heads years back and decided to give them a try. I purchased the ever so popular Scrunchie brand and while in the store I was thinking this is it! This is going to work, it has the no slip tacky strip on the back and it's nice and slim too.
I tried it and the thing flew off my head after a few steps out the door. 
Not to mention how darn tight it was. To be honest, if it had stayed on my head for my whole run I would've had a migraine for sure. So needless to say those went into the trash!
Wasted Money!

I need something that's not tight at all around my head otherwise I get a raging headache. 
I can't do a lot of head bands because they dig into my head behind my ears and are so tight they bring on the pain. So I'm always looking for something nice and loose fitting.

It also needs to be quick and easy. Just as easy as putting my hair into a pony tail. 
And I mean NO MIRROR REQUIRED kind of easy.
Seriously, come on you never know where you are going to have to put your hair up, am I right?

Staying Power is major with me, as I'm sure it is with you girls as well. 
{And I must include the boys in this too because I see more and more guys wearing hairbands now too!}
You don't want to be out and about and have to keep fiddling with your hair.
We are looking for set it and forget hair management here. :)

it needs to be pretty
Yes, Pretty is Key.
I mean I can do black till the cows come home but if I want a splash of color I'd really like the option.

So with this long laundry list of requirements let me tell you about a new product I tried out this morning that I've fallen for. 
And Ladies let me tell you, I think I'm smitten!

ok ok let me get on with it.

I tested out a lovely product called

I have to admit because these bands are so soft and you can't feel them on your head I was really skeptical on whether they would work or not.

The question that kept going through my mind was...
How can something so soft and so flexible actually stay put and hold while I'm bouncing all over the place on my runs?

Well after this mornings run I can report that this little hot pink beauty didn't move. 
She kept my hair out of my face
I never got a headache, thank you!
She was so easy to put on.
Wasn't tight at all.
She stayed put!
Yes, was oh so pretty. 
I just loved the pop of color in my hair. :)

This product really met all my requirements and for that I have to give

5 Stars

They work great.
Are you wondering where you can get some of these?
Well it just so happens that I am doing my very first blog giveaway and it's

I'll be giving away some lovely Twistbands to one lucky winner
and all you need to do is ...
follow the Rafflecopter Widget below and you'll be entered in the drawing. 

Is it a style, a function or a color that you look for?
What have your experiences been and why do you need Twistbands?
Come on...tell me girls!!!

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In the mean time...
learn more about the Twistband company and check out all their beautiful colors and other fun products they offer by clicking here!

Winner will be announced Friday, August 31!!
Best of luck to you all!


  1. My favorite hair tie was discontinued a while back and I have been on the hunt for a replacement ever since. I don't like the ones that are glued together or have metal in them ... Anyhow, I recently picked up a package of small hair ties similar to these and LOVE them. I can't believe the band stayed on your hair so well during a 4 mile run! Think I will give the bands a try now too. THANKS FOR SHARING!! (:

    1. There is something about a good sweat and these bands. My 16 year old tried one out the other day when we ran together and when she first put it on it did slip off after a bit but once she broke a sweat it was good to go. :)