A month or so ago I was on twitter and randomly started tweeting back and forth with a company called Bani Bands. As we got to chatting, they offered to send me two stylish headbands to try out and review so of course I said yes! This crazy hair of mine needs something to keep it from attacking other gym-goers so I figured I’d give it a shot.
My entire life I’ve had problems wearing headbands because they either gave me headaches, made me look funny, or most importantly would just pop off of my head in the middle of working out. Well, this all changed the day I found Bani Bands (yes, it was love at first wear) because they do none of the above things I mentioned. Seriously, these are what I had been looking for my whole life!
About the company: The idea for Bani Bands was originally started by Renee Krieg-Hanson, formerly in Army Intelligence. Like me, she always had a hard time finding headbands that fit! After serving six years in the army, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and during that time she began experimenting with headbands and how to make them stay, but also be adjustable. Obviously she succeeded!
Bani Bands are made in the USA and also in China by a network of home sewers in the Band of Sisters Program. The program is a group of individuals from various backgrounds who sew the headbands the company sells, but around their personal schedule. How cool is that?! REAL women from all over make these headbands! You can also see who sewed your headband, which I think is amazing. I love technology.
I especially love this company for its support of Veterans and because the founder is a Veteran herself. My brother is currently serving in the military so this means a great deal to me personally.
About the products:
*Fully adjustable to fit any size head via adjustable bra strap in the back of the headband. I swear this makes all the difference in the headband not slipping!
*Soft Grip velvet fabric backing. Keeps your hair from breaking!
*Comes in a variety of widths and styles (including sequins!)
*Retail: $12-$18 but there are many on sale for $8
*Custom headbands can be made by request
Not only are their styles adorable and super fun (I want to get them all, I have so many bookmarked!), but they have also transformed me into a thick headband wearer. I used to hate these in the past but Bani Band’s are SO comfortable and I never even realize I’m wearing them. And they actually look really cute on me (I think anyway, nobody tell me otherwise) and I love the style they sent me.
Where to wear these:
EVERYWHERE! I’ve worn them on errands, running, lifting, spinning and during fitness classes. Once they are on, you don’t have to adjust them. Seriously, I mean it! This is coming from someone who has tried hundreds of headbands. These work and they are so cute you can seriously wear them anywhere.
Love love love. These are a must-buy. I have never reviewed headbands formally before because I never found one I liked as much as these. These are the real deal, and they have helped me get some great runs in (which we all know has been hard for me…)
Now for the giveaway! TWO WINNERS will each get one Bani Band headband. The giveaway will be open until 11:59EST on 1/24. I will announce the winner on 1/25. You can enter to win via Rafflecopter by clicking this link:
Disclosure: Bani Bands sent me two headbands to test and review. As always, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.