This also means that I often don't have time to wash my hair. I know... this is gross, even to me, but at least I shower. My long, thick hair requires lots of time to dry and such, so rather than show up to work with wet hair, I decided that I'd start washing it after work to prevent blow-drying (another time-kill as well as bad for hair) or over-washing since I always like to have clean hair when I sleep.
So I've been wearing headbands and pinning my hair to ensure that it stays off my sweaty forehead. Minimizing hair-to-sweat contact means I can do my gross thang (sic) without being completely crusty. Yes, I use the word "crusty" to describe things besides food....
I started off with a Goody-brand one (drugstore), but that would sometimes pop off during my workouts, even slower-paced ones. I also have a very basic generic one made out of cheap tech tee material that was a freebie at a race expo, which stays on decently for the most part but eventually pops off.
Always seeking improvement, I wanted to try one of those specialty ones that I'm always seeing buzzed about on blogs and Twitter. All the "it stays on my odd-shaped head" comments started getting to me. They must work well, right?
Well, not exactly. Here's me wearing a BICBand prior to a workout. I'd actually push it more forward toward my nose, but it doesn't stay in that position for long:
|Widow's peak repreSENT!|
And afterward, it's half-way on my head and pops off at the slightest movement, like removing my shirt. I spared you all a photo of the "after," because by then I've had to adjust so many times that my hair looks like a fire-y cactus dampened with sweat.
After a few episodes of this, I've concluded that it's really no better than my rudimentary freebie one, and for 10x the price (plus shipping, which took longer than I had hoped since I live not too far from where they are produced). Not to mention, it's not really all that comfortable and a bit tight-feeling on my head, which I thought would be a good thing. I guess it's cute, though, and as many women will tell you, with beauty comes pain.
So my quest to keep my hair in line continues... I guess I win the odd-shaped head war. Not a great title to win.