It’s no secret – I’m a runner. And I do other forms of exercise outside of running. When I race, I tend to wear a hat. When I’m running during the middle of the day (at work) and I don’t have time to re-do my hair, I tend to pull it back and need something to keep my hair out of my face.
Last April, I bought a Boston Strong BIC Band – a portion of sales from the bic band benefited The One Fund in Boston, following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I’d heard of BIC Bands, and I loved the fact that the company donates to a charity each month. (You can see a list of charities they’ve donated to in the past.) The Boston Strong BIC Band enabled them to donate over $18,000 to the One Fund. Amazing.
What’s even better about this charitable act is this donation wasn’t a first for this company. They donate to a charity each month. This month, they’re supporting Mana Nutrition.
So, I ordered the skinny band and I loved it. I’ve worn it so many times the past 10 months. I still pull my hair into a ponytail, but this keeps the hair out of my face, and I don’t get extra sweaty. So when I have to go back into the office, I still look (mostly) put together. (Not totally, because some workouts are tougher than others.)
I was so excited when BIC Bands agreed to let me review them….and giveaway three BIC Bands! I’ve decided to give away the three individually, so you have more chances to win.
So check it out. On Thursday, I wore the minnie band for a treadmill run. The before and after photos:
See how in-place my hair still is after a run? I didn’t have to readjust the band. It just stayed in place. This was actually a 3-mile run.
And on Saturday, I wore a thin band for a 4-mile race. I put it on two hours before the race, and didn’t have to readjust it until well after (and I only readjusted it so I could show my friends the exact material it was made of.)
There’s no pulling or tearing of your hair. The underside has a velvet-like material to help keep things secure. It stretches just enough and it’s not too tight. And the band doesn’t overheat you.
To clean the bands, you can hand wash them or even wear them into the shower. I actually hang mine in the shower on occasion. It works.
I actually want to order the skinny frost bands. I’m a bit obsessed with the colors.
Now the fun part. Three lucky people will win one of the following BIC Bands!
Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will last one week, and a winner will be announced on March 25. Good luck!!
Do you wear headbands when you work out or run? Have you ever tried BIC Bands before?
**Full disclosure: I received a set of BIC Bands to try out and review on this blog. No other compensation has been received and all reviews are my own.