A Sweaty Band is more than a headband - it has a velvet backing that absorbs sweat, and best of all, it doesn't slip off your head! I've tried a couple of other brands, and they all just rolled off the back of my head...I figured I just had a weird head shape and would never get to wear those cute headbands while exercising, but the Sweaty Band stays on! I've worn mine on runs from 2 to 5 miles, and came home with the band still on my head every time, which was a first for me and headbands. It does a pretty good job of absorbing sweat, but of course, with running in hot and humid conditions like I do, eventually I have some breakthrough sweat running into my eyes...just a fact of life when it comes to living here. Still, I've really liked the freedom of running without a hat or visor - it feels nice to not always have another layer on my head - and since I run so early in the morning most of the time, I haven't had any issues with missing a brim over my eyes.
Also? These things are cute. They come in a ton of colors and patterns, and you know I am all about having fun with my outfits when I run, so they fit right in with that! Seriously, the first time I started choosing some to order, I ended up with about 8 in my shopping cart - of course, I had to rein myself in, but that's how appealing their designs are!
The kind folks at Sweaty Bands sent me a thin band and a thick band - I chose to keep the thick band for myself since it was one I was considering buying - with all of the colors in the design, I knew it would go great with a lot of my running outfits. It's the one in black with the rainbow weave, in the pictures above - Thriller Thick is the pattern. I have both a thin band (the pink Queen of Hearts that Katie J gave me) and a thick band, and I like them equally. Up for the giveaway is this cute brown and tan Racing Stripes Zebra thin band - it's 1-inch wide and adorable. Since I'm the one who will be mailing out the prize, ANYONE IN THE WORLD can enter! Woohoo!!! Leave me a comment if you want in - I'll let random.org pick a winner and announce it in the Friday Mishmash. Good luck!
Zebra stripes for the winner!
FTC: Sweaty Bands gave me two headbands - one to keep and one to give away. Review and opinions are all my own, naturally.