Monday, June 11, 2012

Sweaty Bands Review and Giveaway!

 
I blame...er, credit Katie J for my latest obsession.  It all started a couple of months ago, when she so generously sent me a care package that included a pink Sweaty Band...little did I know upon trying it on how much I'd love it.  I have been a hat and visor wearer almost from day one when I run, and never thought that a headband would do the trick for me.  Well, as you can see from the photo collage, I'm hooked!  In fact, so much so that when I went to their website to order more, I got nervy and ended up contacting them to see about doing a giveaway, and they very nicely sent me one to keep and one to give away!  Thank you, Sweaty Bands!

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.

43 comments:

  1. I have a bunch of these.
    ERRR HAD.
    each time I set one down the child SNAGS and runs off with it.

    love them as well.

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  2. I always wondered about these...I assumed they would just move to the back of my head, rendering them useless. Maybe I'll win and give them a chance! Or maybe I'll order one :-)

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  3. I just bought one a few months ago...love mine as well!

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  4. I never gave them a thought either - I thought they would move around too much - great giveaway!

    Hope you had a great weekend Shelley!

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  5. I'd love to try this! I always wear a plastic head band to keep my hair out of my face, but it moves around. I think this may be my answer!

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  6. I've never been able to wear a headband as they slide off my head. These sound great.

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  7. Ooh, I'd love to try this! I might even voluntarily work up a sweat if I won it!

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  8. I would love a sweaty ball, er, I mean band. I sweat all the live long day!

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  9. So cute! I'd love to try it! :)

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  10. I have a weird head too, and other bands just creep. Would love to try these!

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  11. I bought some cheap headbands from the drugstore that I've been using to keep my hair back, but it's time I get some hardcore bands. I don't have a sweat problem, but my hair is super thick so it's a hassle to keep it away from my face. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  12. You look so cute in those! I like the sweaty bands but honestly, mine doesn't absorb enough sweat. Maybe I need the wider one? They are much cuter than my LuluLemon headband but I need all the absorption I can get!! I like to wear them to work on bad hair days though! Hope your weekend was good!!

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  13. I would love to be able to run without wearing a baseball cap!

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  14. Cute, cute pattern. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

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  15. Oh. I need that. It would look awesome with my new brown belt for TKD class. I too have so much trouble finding a headband that doesn't slip or just look weird. I'll have to try one.

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  16. ANYONE in the world can enter??? THAT'S ME!!!!! I'd love to try a sweaty band. Actually, I'd prefer that it NOT be sweaty when I put it on my head...but there you go! (I'm a dork...what a silly joke) Have a great day Shelley

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  17. These are so cute...my headbands all tend to slide. Would love to try this one.

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  18. I'm always in search of new ways to tame my hair during runs!

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  19. I thought I had a weird head shape too! I can never get any of those "sports bands/headbands" to stay on my head. Would love to win so I can try this...but might just order too if I don't!

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  20. I'd love to try one also! I always just put my hair in a ponytail and end up with strands of hair stuck to my face. LOL

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  21. I NEED a band!! Ive tried several and they dont stay on my head!! ID LOVE to try these!! thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Hi, these sound really neat! Havent found anything like that here in Germany:-(

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  23. LOVE these, would love to try one under my bike helmet when riding, or when bush hogging!

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  24. Hi Ladies! Best of luck to you all in Shelley's contest! Sweaty Bands are the ultimate sports and fitness headband, uniquely designed for women and girls who want to show their style, even when they sweat a while!
    Even if you are not a winner here - sign up for our mailing list on our website www.sweatybands.com to be eligible to receive our promos like Free Shipping and Coupon Codes!
    Best of luck ladies and Stay Sweaty!

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  25. Yipee, I'm from anywhere in the world and get to enter a giveaway ;-)) I'm tentatively getting back into running postpartum and have had to have a 1.5 year break from it. Wow, not as easy as I thought. Everything wobbles, including my brain. Maybe a Sweaty Band would spur me on?

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  26. Love these!!! So cute! Definately going check out the website. Only problem I see is my daughters are going to snag them as fast as I can buy them!!! lol These will fit nicely into my new & improved lifestyle.

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  27. Woo Hoo...I am from 'anywhere' as well and cannot stand wearing a hat at anytime. Probably has to do with my crazy curly hair and how it makes me sweat even more. I have a very hard time finding headbands that will stay on. I did find one, however, it does not absorb sweat at all! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway Shelley.

    Melody from Canada

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  28. Just went over to the website...looks so cool! Enter me in the one. (Plus, I might order some too!)

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  29. Woohoo! Pick me, pick me! LOL, I love sweaty bands and this one is so terribly cute.

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  30. Been wanting to try one of these, but I too have had the problem of headbands migrating all over my head. Fingers crossed that I'll win one!

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  31. Place holder entry for Diana Grace, who emailed with her entry.

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  32. Woot!! I'll enter to! Why didn't I do do this before?

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  33. Would love to find a headband that doesn't slip!!

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  34. Those bands look great! A hat is just way to hot.

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  35. I've been wanting to try those for a while, fingers crossed!

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  36. Cute & functional -- sweet! I need one of these.

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  37. I haven't tried that brand. I do have some others though - Lululemon, Bondi Band, etc. I find if I don't wear them right at my hairline they slip back and off. I'd love to try a sweaty band (kind of an icky name for a head band)!

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  38. This looks awesome! I haven't been able to find a headband that doesn't slip either. Cool!

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  39. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh .... a giveaway for everybody when I'm on vacation.

    Boohoohooo

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