Monday, April 18, 2011

question of the week:

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what do you use to keep your hair back?!


i've tried just about everything. i have lots of those little stray stick straight up hairs, and now that i have bangs i have hair hanging in my face.
like most people, i like my hair out of my face when i workout. i pull it up in a ponytail and i'm good. over the past couple of years i've tried various types of headbands to keep those fly-aways and now bangs out of the way. nothing works. they all end up sliding back, and then sliding off.
i feel like my head isn't that big, i would guess it is about average size, so i'm not too sure what the problem is.
i've tried everything, and nothing works. thin ones, thick ones, rubber band ones, no "slip" silicon ones. nothing stays on.
now that i have bangs i would really like to find a headband that works. prior to getting bangs i just waited until i sweated enough to push the hairs back with my sweat. but having bangs in my eyes for the first 12 (or so) minutes of working out just isn't fun. lately i've been using bobbie pins, but i would much prefer to headband.

so i ask do you have any suggestions?
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what do you use as a headband?

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7 comments:

the emily said...

I don't use headbands, they give me a headache. When I have bangs I just use little alligator clips to keep them back, works like a charm.

Nikki said...

I have the same problem as you (we must be related), and I don't like the head bands, but I keep buying them! I think that bobby pins work the best, but I don't like them the best. Hats work too :), but they get a little hot.

sarahlove said...

The headband that has the teeth and makes a full circle around your head works best. Do you know what I am talking about? Kinda hard to explain on here....

Anonymous said...

Me three! I guess we inherited our nuggets from our mothers. The elastic headbands never stay on. I get the super thin plastic ones. They come in a pack of 5 or so...I usually get them at Kohls and they have teeth, so they pull your hair back and they stay pretty well... then I just tie the back up with a ponytail. Also, I use bandanas fairly regularly too. They are nice for catching sweat on my forehead. I fold a square bandana in half (to make a triangle) then put the long end of triangle on my forhead and tie the ends at the back of my head. I also put my hair in a ponytail and tuck the point the goes over my hair into the pony tail to secure it. I do this when I am riding on a motorcycle or jet ski, to keep the bangs out of my face and it works well! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

have you tried the lululemon ones? they are pricey but i have heard they work awesome.

Rachel P said...

I'm in the same boat as you. You'd think I'd stop buying them, but noooooooo, I don't. I just think I have a weird shaped head and that's why they don't stay on. I don't know. I wish I had some suggestions for ya!

Sarah Zook said...

I don't use headbands. my hair is too short! They're more for decoration in my case. :) I did use them when my bangs were longer. Had to buy those cloth stretchy bands they sell in the LifeCafe because they didn't hurt my temples.