Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bondi Band Review + Giveaway!

While pregnant, my hair was full and strong.  Shortly after my babies were born, I suffered hair loss like no body's business (This is quite common so I've read HERE).  My problem is that after the hair fell out, new hair growth started... resulting in a bunch of itty-bitty hairs along my hair line.  The best solution was to cut bangs and hide them.  I did, but I hated bangs.  So now I'm back to long hair, but I've still got the little wispy hairs along my forehead.  No matter how much gel I use to slick them back, they manage to fly away during a run... sweaty out-of-control hair is simply not cool in post-race pictures!

I've wrestled with headbands over the years.  The half-headbands stay put, but press too hard and end up hurting behind the ears.  Most wrap-around headbands eventually slip off the backside of my head.  For running, I've used regular bandanas occasionally.  To get them to stay, I have to tie tight... resulting in headaches.  The bandana material is not exactly ideal either... I get really hot in them and often break out along the hairline if I wear them for a long run.  Are you feeling my problems with headbands yet?!?!

Enter Bondi Band.  I heard other runners bragging them up, so I decided to give them a trial run.  I ordered two of the lycra (light sweat wicking) headbands in fun patterns.  It was really hard to pick as there are so many fun patterns, sayings and plain styles.  Bondi Band states that the lycra headbands "dry pretty fast but are not technical wicking material."  They are more for fun and fashion.  However, I've found them to be PERFECT for my runs.  I position the headband about 1" above my brow line and underneath my pony in the back.  It barely moves through the entire run.  In fact, what I like best about the Bondi Band is that I forget it's there all together!!  It's so comfortable and lightweight, and I never have to wipe dripping sweat.

I hand wash the headband to keep it fresh, clean and ready to go, but they are also machine-washable.  The headband is 4" wide, but can be rolled or bunched up easily.  However, the print is only one-sided.  The  headband is sewn together to keep it narrow along the backside.

Besides the Lycra headbands, Bondi Band also has heavy sweat wicking ones that are made from a dry-tech coolmax material.  These come in a variety of colors, plain or a printed graphic/fun saying.  I  just ordered one of these, in black with breast cancer pink ribbon, to wear for my Race for the Cure in May.

I'm also adding to my birthday/holiday wishlist a Bondi Band ponytail hat for next winter (Mom, if you're reading this, I'd like the 26.2 black one once I complete it!).  They also carry neck gators, pigtail hats, mens hats, swim caps, doggie buddies and child-sized headbands.

Want a Bondi Band?  Enter my Giveaway!
HOW TO ENTER:  One entry into giveaway for each of the following... Don't forget to leave me a comment(s) to let me know which you do!

Run with Jess... be a follower of this blog.  Just click the Google Follow button in right sidebar.
• Visit the Bondi Band website and take a look.  Tell me which style headband you like... you pick the style you win - so this is kinda MANDATORY.
• Like Bondi Band on Facebook.
•  Like Run with Jess on Facebook.  Just click "Like" in right sidebar.
• Blog, facebook or tweet about this Bondi Band giveaway.  Spread the good news on how awesome these headbands are!

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Friday, April 1 (No fooling!)
Giveaway product was supplied by Bondi Band.  I was not reimbursed in any way for this review.  It is 100% the opinion of Jess.

149 comments:

  1. Entry 1) I follow this blog

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  2. Entry 2) I like the Fun Hearts Lycra one - too cute!

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  3. Entry 3) I liked Bondi Band on facebk

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  4. Entry 4) I like Run With Jess on facebk
    Thanks!

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  5. Posted on my blog

    pinkhatrunner

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  6. I like the Keep Running in pink lettering.

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  7. I've been eyeing up the Princess Tiara band for a bit now. I LOVE my Bondi band that I bought last year and refuse to work out with out it!

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  8. I liked you a long time ago on FB. :)

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  9. I facebooked about your giveaway.

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  10. I would love the Pink Supermom Bondiband!!!

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  11. I llike Run With Jess on FB too!

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  12. I like the "beaded bracelet" pink band.

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  13. Posted to my blog:
    http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

    and to the new Running Giveaway listing site:
    http://runnerswag.blogspot.com

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  14. I LOVE that lycra "wild love" one!!! So cute!

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  15. I have 3 bondi bands, I want to get a design on I am thinking one with purple in it.

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  16. • Like Bondi Band on Facebook.

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  17. Like Run with Jess on Facebook.

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  18. going to tweet and add to my side bar

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  19. I like the Lycra Disney Princess!

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  20. Hills have been huge in my half marathon training this spring, so I think the "It's just a hill...get over it" Bondi band is appropriate.

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  21. I like the Cherry Chick Bondi Band!

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  22. I've posted about your giveaway on my blog!

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  24. I'd just like a plain black heavy sweat wicking band!

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  25. I added the giveaway to my blog!

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  26. I 'like' bondiband on facebook!

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  27. I REALLY want a 26.2 bondiband headband :)

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  28. I love the baby pink peace sign headband!!

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  29. Already liked BondiBand on FB :)

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  30. tweeted giveaway
    @climbrunliftmom

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  31. Shared on sidebar of my blog :)

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  32. shared on my blog: http://ontheroadtotheskinnyme.blogspot.com/

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  33. I am a follower of your blog.

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  34. I linked your giveaway on my blog.

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  35. I would have to get one of the sayings bands... either CANCER SUCKS or I RUN LIKE A GIRL or something about running (I RUN, RUN, RUNNER GIRL, etc.) there are way too many!!!

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  36. I posted this on my blog - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/03/total-giveaway-tuesday-7.html

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  37. I follow you on google connect.

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  38. I checked out the bondi band website and I would LOVE the purple zebra one! This is a combo of my 2 fave things... Purple and zebra!!!!

    http://www.bondiband.com/products/Purple-Zebra.html

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  39. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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  40. I linked this giveaway on my blog! Http://kimsgonerunning.blogspot.com

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  41. I like the just LIVIN the DREAM! (blue ink).
    Thanks
    Toni@ runninglovingliving

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  42. I like you on facebook.
    Thanks
    Toni@ runninglovingliving

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  43. I like Bondi Band on facebook.
    Thanks
    Toni@ runninglovingliving

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  44. I'm a follower! (And loving every minute of it!)

    Sarah
    TheWeatheredWord.blogspot.com

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  45. I love the Keep Running in the pink lettering!

    Sarah
    TheWeatheredWord.blogspot.com

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  46. I liked the Bondi Band on Facebook!

    Sarah
    TheWeatheredWord.blogspot.com

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  47. And I'm a fan of Run with Jess on Facebook! (Woot!)

    Sarah

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  48. Lastly, I just tweeted about your giveaway! :)

    @SarahKopfRE

    Thanks Jess!

    Sarah

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  49. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  50. i like the "dominate" in red and blk
    Thanks for this splendid giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  51. I love the pattern Bondi Bands. Green is my favorite color and there are two that I want really bad. I also like the glow in the dark ones.

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  52. I like Run With Jess on Facebook.

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  53. I like Bondi Bands on Facebook.

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  54. I posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  55. I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

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  56. I just started following you....and I LOVE your blog!!!

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  57. I am obsessed with my bondi band hat but I love love love the Chron's Sucks band...for my Dad!

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  58. I like the Lycra Curtain Call one.

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  59. I like the black one with pink lettering that says 'Keep Running'. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I would get the girly skull in purple ink on probably green fabric.

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  61. I like bondi band on Facebook punkin4675

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  62. How did I not eneter this?! FOLLOW YOU!!

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  63. I like them all, but animal prints (esp zebra) is speaking to me!

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  64. 2) I love the heavy sweat wicking headband that says I Run Like a Girl. Or Eat. Sleep. Run. Both are great!

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  65. 3) I like Bondi Bands on Facebook.

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  66. 4) I also like you on Facebook.

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  67. I love the one that says...Keep Running! ;)

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  68. I love the Suck It Up Cupcake glow in the dark headband

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  69. I'm a simple girl, so I think I'd just like the Solid Chocolate Wicking headband!

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  70. Blogged about it! http://shoprunrest.blogspot.com/2011/04/enter.html

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  71. I would probably be boring and order the solid black one.

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