Ever since I started doing Core Fusion Sport, I’ve felt myself turning to a more white-girl workout style. First, there was the moment I pulled all my hair into a top knot to get it off my neck as I poured sweat. Then there were the capris. (Capri leggings, but still. White girls and their ankles…) And Core Fusion in and of itself is pretty WG. And then I realized I needed some sort of headband. And not the skinny elastic headband that high school soccer players wear. I wanted one of those wide yoga headbands that I see on runners, yogis, and crunchy white girls all the time.
This is where affirmative action has taken me.
Anyway, because I am not a runner/yogi, crunchy white girl, I put out a Tweet to the girls I knew who fit that description…
And the general consensus was…Bondi Bands!
I didn’t even debate it; I just headed to the Web site and ordered two of them. A few days later, it was time to put one to the sweat test. First I wore it for Core Fusion Sport. And then to spin the other night.
Now as you can see, I look pretty dry. And I am pretty dry. These headbands keep sweat off your face in a major way. They also are good if you have side-swept bangs because you can just tuck them under the band and they won’t get a bend in them like they do if you pin them back or wear a skinny headband. And the bands stays in place really, really well (although my hair is so thick, I’m probably not the best authority on that).
So it kept my face dry…but unfortch it didn’t keep my hair totally dry. And maybe it’s not supposed to? Maybe it’s just impossible wick sweat away from your scalp without having semi-damp hair; I really don’t know. Granted, my hair was simply damp, not soaked like I had just taken a shower, and the back of my head wasn’t wet at all, so that was an improvement. Afterward I just did a quick blow dry after to get the sweat out and then went on with my life.
After having it for two weeks though, I’m just kind of addicted to wearing it. This is probably because I was watching Mad Men last weekend and there was a scene where Joan had a wide scarf tied in her hair and it totally looked like this. Also, because it’s so wide, it can cover a multitude of hair sins. I can’t wash my hair very often (that’s the black-girl part of me) and the Bondi Band really helps.
So…I actually ordered two more! I just think they are really perfect for summer. When you’re just chilling by the pool, you may not want to do a full blow-out but you also don’t want to look like a hot mess. This is a good way to look chic and kinda retro but you don’t have to worry about keeping a scarf in place. And they work for black girls and white girls, crunchy or not, and everyone in between!