There are lots of headband options out there for runners, but one of my absolute favorites is Sparkly Soul. I’ve collected many different types over the past year or two, but when Sparkly Soul agreed to send me one for review I was excited because they look so pretty. And I can honestly say that it is now the one that I wear most often!
Let’s start with the fit. I’ve had other headbands that just didn’t fit quite right, and I even had one that fell off in the middle of a race and I had to jog back a little bit to pick it up. However, my Sparkly Soul headband doesn’t seem to move at all. It’s thin and light so you can hardly feel it, so I was a little worried that maybe it had fallen off – but no, it was exactly where I had left it! I honestly can’t really feel that it’s there, but it does an excellent job of holding all of my hair back while I run.
And they look awesome! They’re perfect for a Disney run, but especially a Princess run because I know most princesses love a little bling and sparkle! They have their sparkly headbands in pretty much any color you can imagine, with various shades of colors as well (there are at least 3 different shades of pink you can get). And if you don’t want just one color, there are striped headbands as well that had multiple colors on them. If you’re not so into the sparkles, there are still options for you. They have a line of satin headbands that also come in a variety of colors, as well as different patterns or logos.
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite runner’s headbands out there: Bondi Band! It’s a thicker sort of headband that does a great job at keeping both sweat and hair out of your eyes and face. They sent me an item for review and I have to say, I’m thrilled with it.
They have a ton of styles of their website – all different colors, some with sparkles or bling, some with sayings, and some with designs or patterns. Some of the ones that you can find which are Disney related include tiaras, a Cinderella-esque bow (that’s the one that I got), or a rhinestone Mickey Mouse. Plus, if you go to their booth at one of the Run Disney expos, they often have more Disney specific items available there. In terms of the looks of this headband, I think they’re great. It’s a wonderful way to add some fun to a costume or even just a race outfit.
I wore mine to the Hershey 10k that I just ran on Sunday. It’s super comfortable and does a great job at what it’s supposed to do – keeping hair and sweat away. I have really thick hair which can sometimes be a problem, but it didn’t bother me at all during this race. However, one of the things I love about Bondi Band is the fact that it is thicker than many other headbands out there. For me, this is a huge bonus because I can pull it down to cover my ears if it’s cold out. During my race I was shivering before I started and in the beginning cold wind was whipping my ears, which are super sensitive. I was able to pull by Bondi Band down over them. Once the day warmed up and I warmed up, I could push it back a little bit and just use it as a normal headband. Awesome bonus!