My friends and I were out and ran into the ladies behind the Cincinnati-based Owl Be Sweatin’ the adjustable nonslip headbands that we saw in a local fitness studio. After talking a bit, my friend suggested they get my business card and send me samples so I can try them out and write about them. So here we go!
I received two headbands: 1″ polka dots ($12) and 1.5″ chevron ($14). I was happy they were neutral colors because I wanted to try wearing them to work in addition to working out in the them. I was surprised they actually stayed put, that is after I figured out what size my noggin is and adjusted the bra-like strap to the appropriate size.
I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t swing a dirty gym sock without hitting a lady selling nonslip workout bands, what makes these different?”
The Owl Be Sweatin’ bands are the only ones that I’ve seen that have that bra-strap adjustable feature. Others use elastic, which I think is why you hear people say as soon as I put them on, I feel it creeping off the back of my head. I was able to adjust them when they were on my head, I just slid the clip as needed.
I’ve gone to indoor cycling, did weight lifting, a Tracy Anderson DVD, outdoor yoga, outdoor park walking and worn them to work with my hair down. The only time it slide off and this happens with any band, is in yoga or floorwork when my head touches the mat. Many times I come up from floorwork rocking a side ponytail! In addition to workouts and day wear, I think I might keep one in my car for windows-down days to help keep my hair (slightly) untangled.
As you can see from my photos, their company name label is one the one side near my ear, but you don’t see it with hair down.
Disclosure: I was given headbands for review and the statements in this post are my own.