Best Headbands for Yoga, Football, Running, Or Just Being You

Best Headbands for Yoga, Football, Running, Or Just Being You

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You wouldn’t go fishing in a cocktail dress. You wouldn’t paint your house in a tuxedo. And you wouldn’t go to the prom wearing your sweats. Different activities demand different styles of clothing.

And to be at your best when doing yoga, at football practice, playing baseball, or just around town, you need the perfect accessories. Not all headbands are created equal and it just makes sense to pick a headband that matches your activity.

Here’s the lowdown on picking the right headband.

A Hot Sweaty Mess

All workouts can be physically demanding, but not all workouts put the same thermal load on your body. You’re going to sweat more during a marathon in August than doing yoga at the studio. Unless of course you’re doing hot yoga, then you’ll need some heavy duty headbands to keep you going. Check out Suddora's range of running sweatbands.

When you’re about to jump into an activity that makes you sweat, you want a headband that can take the heat.

Expert Tip:

Look for wide headbands that provide a lot of surface area for absorbing sweat. Look for materials that are good at not only absorbing a lot of sweat but wicking away moisture to help cool you off. This will help you keep you cool and keep the sweat out of your eyes. A mix of nylon, cotton, and spandex is usually perfect for this.


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Wind and Hair Don’t Mix Well

If you’ve got hair longer than a couple of inches, there’s a good chance you’ve faced the annoyance of having to constantly brush some wayward strand of hair out of your eyes. This is not only frustrating but distracting and potentially dangerous.

When you’re cycling or running, hair in your face could make you miss a pothole ahead causing an accident.

And it’s not just wind that can be a problem, workouts such as Yoga which put you in different positions can have your hair all out of place and causing trouble.


Expert Tip:

For keeping hair tied back, you may need a thinner headband. Look for headbands that grip without being too tight. You want a headband that stays in place without having to constantly adjust it.



Keeping Warm When It’s Cold

Your workout doesn’t stop just because winter showed up, does it? Sure you could run indoors, or switch up your routine for a few months. But why not stay with what works?

The winter months don’t have to drive you indoors if you have the proper gear. Running, jogging, or just going for a walk in the winter can be miserable for your head and ears.


Expert Tip:

Look for a thicker headband that can provide greater insulation. A wider headband that you can pull down over the tops of your ears will help keep them warm as well as holding in heat escaping from the top of your head. And just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you won’t work up a sweat, so look for absorbent materials to help soak that sweat up before it can freeze on your face.


Comfort Matters Too

No matter your activity, a headband should be something you enjoy wearing, not just a nuisance you have to put up with. Look for headbands that are not only made from absorbent, moisture-wicking materials, but also are soft and comfortable to wear.


Expert Tip:

You especially want a headband that doesn’t cause irritation if worn for long periods of time. Don’t forget to take into account the elasticity of the headband. You need one that is strong enough to stay in place for your entire workout, but doesn’t grip your head like a vice.


No matter your activity, a headband is a great way to help keep your body’s core temperature at healthy levels while helping free you from potentially dangerous distractions.

And the great news is you don’t have to sacrifice style to get a headband that works great for you. Headbands come in a wide variety of colors, so choose a headband that not only gets the job done, but makes you look great at the same time.

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