I used to wear hats or visors when I ran. I probably should do that to protect my “aging skin”, but I count on sunblock to do the job for me. A hat smushes your hair down way too much and, as much as I hate to admit it, there are days where I run on my lunch hour and I don’t have time to wash my hair. I rinse off in the shower so I don’t stink, blast the hair dryer at the sweaty roots and try to work myself into a semblance of presentable to go sit at my desk once more! So… headbands are what I have been using as my default for the past few years.
Nicole at Diva Bandz reached out to me recently and asked if I would like to try one of their non-slip, adjustable performance headbands. I was definitely game, the best thing about switching from hats to headbands is they’re smaller so you can keep a larger variety on hand and switch things up more often!
Diva Bandz are similar to another popular headband brand on the market. There are a lot of different options for patterns/prints with an elasticized strap that goes at the nape. But in their quest to build the best workout headbands, they have added a slider to make the size adjustable. You can either extend the band to bigger than what you need and slide it to the appropriate snugness once in place or you can just adjust it and leave it at that for every time you pull it on/off. The pretty ribbon part of the headband doesn’t stretch, all your stretch comes from the black part that rests at the bottom.
Note, on the packaging it says to hand wash and hang dry. I do have a tendency to just throw my headbands into my workout clothes laundry, so this is a small adjustment to my modus operandi. I wouldn’t say that’s a deal breaker for me, though. Fortunately, handwashing a headband is way easier than handwashing a sweater!
The site says the bands fit most head sizes, ages 2 and up. I just wanted to share a pic of my 3.5-year-old wearing the headband. She won’t actually wear a headband around all day and leave it in, but she did leave this on for about an hour while playing around the house. (Maybe I should have stuck stuff on her head when she was a baby so she got used to hair accoutrements!) It’s a little big when adjusted down to the smallest size, but she also doesn’t have much hair to add extra bulk in the way!
The other best thing about Diva Bandz (aside from the adjustability) is how they’re made. They’re made here in the United States by professional seamstresses who are work-at-home/stay-at-home moms. I like that it’s providing an opportunity for women who choose to stay at home with their children a way to make extra income. (If you’ve got those skills and want to work for Diva Bandz, take a look at the info on joining their team.)
The Diva Bandz headbands sell for about $15 each and there are a lot of fun prints. I want to order the skull print!
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Usually I have my hair half up with a hat over top.
love headbands….or “hairbangs” as my son calls them 😉
LOL! I love that!
I think this is a really cool concept. I have weird wispy things on the side of my head so bands are a must but my head is oddly shaped so an adjustable band is even better. Have to check this out!
You totally do! I can’t keep those sport headbands you can buy at drugstores on my head, they just pop off. This works!
A hat works the best for me because I can tuck all my flyaways up underneath. I use headbands occasionally but I think they look weird on my head. It would be fun to try a new one though.
I have super fine short hair so I always wear a hat, but recently have been experimenting with those thin no-slip bands that looked so cute on the US soccer team. Sadly, they don’t look as cute on me, and they feel like a vise grip on my brain (if they don’t just pop right off the back of my pointy head), so I’m excited about the adjustability of the Diva Bands.
I just put my hair up in a bun and use clips or bobby pins to keep the flyaways from tickling my neck.
I use a competitor’s headbands. I have a few but the one I use the most has ‘sparkles’ on one side, which I actually flip to the inside and it velcros into my hair perfectly.
Nice headband hack! LOL!!