Bondi Bands generously provided me with a Bondi Band to review their product. I selected this cute turtle print on a black band as a joke on my own relative slowness. As I think more about it, I realize it's also an important reminder to myself that slow and steady wins the race!
Bondi Band promises they are "no slip, no drip" and that their products are "where fashion meets function". Their website has this description of the headbands:
Bondi bands are a comfy, colorful and creative way to hold your hair back whether you're riding in a convertible, rushing out the door to get your kids, or getting some exercise. Bondi Bands are an easy fix for your hair. Check out our wicking fabric bands; they will absorb and evaporate buckets of sweat.In my experience, the headbands follow through on all these promises (although I can't comment on the "buckets of sweat" because I'm not really a sweaty girl, I definitely have a lot of hair that needs to be controlled).
My immediate impression of the Bondi Band headband was that it was a lot thinner and lighter than I anticipated, and I was worried that it was flimsy. As soon as I put it on, I knew I was wrong! The material is thin and light so it feels like you're not wearing anything at all, and it is very comfortable. At the same time, it is sturdy enough to hold my very thick and curly hair back and it doesn't slide around. It is surprisingly snug for an almost t-shirt like material.
All in all, the headband is just... comfy. It's hard to describe it any other way!
I had the idea that we should all have something matching when my friends and I ran the Toronto Women's 5k together, so we ordered Bondi bands with a tiara print.
We also discovered another handy benefit of the headbands - they are just wide enough to fit down over your ears and they are super soft and warm on cool mornings! They kept our ears nice and comfy while we waited for our race to start. One girl also commented that they would be handy for holding your earphones in.
|Warm cozy ears + earbuds stay in = win!|
The only downside at this point for me is that I typically wear a visor to keep the sun out of my eyes, and I don't have any sunglasses right now. My growing Bondi Band collection (I also ordered a pair for my sister and I!) has me convinced it is time for me to find some new sunglasses so I can wear them all the time.
Think you want to try out Bondi Band headband for yourself? Now is your chance to win one of your choice!
How to enter (mandatory entry):
- Visit Bondi Band and check out their products. Leave a comment below about which headband you would pick and what kind of activities you would wear it for (one entry).
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The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Monday, September 5. I will pick a winner using a random number generator and contact the winner via e-mail (as long as you provide me with one!) as well as announcing it here.
And in case you want to order a bunch of your own (surely I'm not the only one who orders six of these at a time?!) you can use the coupon code "FIVE" to purchase five headbands for $25 or the coupon code "ONE" for buy three, get one free!