It doesn’t matter how cute my workout clothes are. If I’m truly working out and sweating like crazy, especially with bangs, I’m going to be looking comically rough by the end of it all, and that’s not even counting the fact that my face turns purple when I exercise. And I’m going to be annoyed because my three clumps of bangs will be hanging in my eyes, stuck to my forehead, and just…eww.
Headbands don’t usually help. They’re either too tight to be comfortable while running and jumping around or they’re the elastic kind that fly off the back of my head. I’ve found them hanging onto my ponytail for dear life at the end of a run before.Ã‚Â Can you relate?
I honestly don’t care if I look like total crap after I’ve worked out, because I’m basically advertising that I kick a lot of butt when I’m at the gym (haha, that’s what I tell myself). However, if there’s a cute option that’s functional at the same time (hello, preventing a little bit of forehead acne and that icky, sweaty feeling), I’m interested.
Sweaty BandsÃ‚Â are looking really good to me these days. I’d wear them outside the gym because on top of being functional, they’re also cute. Plus, who isn’t sweating in Georgia just by walking outside? No workout necessary.
Sweaty Bands are designed to work like elastic headbands, but they grip better and don’t go flying off while you’re running or taking a Zumba class. In addition, they’re designed to absorb sweat, which other headbands won’t necessarily do. There are tons of patterns and they come in thick and thin widths, designed to be worn close to your forehead or further back, depending on the shape of your head and where they feel most comfortable to you.
Instead of being elastic all the way around like other designs, these have elastic at the back and a thick or thin band around the sides and top. I’ve obsessed over the reviews and they’re almost all good. The velvet backing does an exceptional job of holding the band in place without causing breakage.
Have you tried them?
Photo credit: Sweaty Bands