* Good workouts can result in super sweaty faces and greasy hair
* These workout headbands keep you clean and dry
* Options for both men and women
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as working up a good sweat during a tough workout, but sweat stinging your eyes or the annoying of having to constantly wipe your face can put a damper on your mood in a second. Of course, you’ll also have to deal with the flat, greasy mess that sweat makes out of your hair and the time it takes to wash and style afterwards.
Thankfully, headbands are coming back into style, and they’ve gotten a huge upgrade since the cotton sweatbands of the ‘80s. Workout headbands are the new do-everything product, serving purposes like absorbing sweat, cooling you down, protecting your forehead from sun damage, keeping your hair dry and clean and reducing sweat damage in hats and helmets. Here are five options to take your workout to the next level without the excess sweat.
1. Temple Tape Headbands for Men and Women
Temple Tape’s 4-inch wide bands are super lightweight and made of stretchy material that they say absorbs eight times faster than cotton sweatbands. Reviewers love that you can fold the band to match whatever size you need and that it stays in place without being uncomfortably tight. Over a 1,000 reviews averaging at 4.5 stars makes this one of the highest-rated headbands on Amazon.
2. Halo II Headband Sweatband Pullover
Halo utilizes Dryline fabric and their patented SweatBlock Seal to keep your head dry and eyes clear. The Dryline fabric, which Halo says is embedded with silver ions to inhibit bacteria growth, is designed to quickly absorb, wick and evaporate moisture. The interior watertight SweatBlock Seal channels sweat away from the face and keeps the band securely in place.
3. V-SPORTS Dry-Fit Head Ties
If you’re looking to channel your inner Karate Kid, these are a great alternative to Nike’s Dri-FIT 2.0 Tennis Headband. Reviewers say the material is thick enough to be durable but still slim enough to fit comfortably under a bike helmet or hat. Plus, this band can fit most any head size since it’s self-tie and stretchy.
4. VANCROWN Headwear Wide Headbands
These 12-in-1 headbands are so multifunctional, that you might just wear them every day. Aside from soaking up sweat on your forehead, they can be worn as a scarf, mask, wristband, bandana or helmet liner, to name a few options. Customers say the soft polyester is breathable without sacrificing absorption, and since VANCROWN offers over 200 design options, you’ll be able to pair your headband with just about any workout ensemble in your wardrobe.
5. LUCKYGO Sweatbands
Elastic silicon bars and double-fixed stitching ensure that this headband will stay in place while still absorbing sweat with breathable mesh fabric. Customers say that they’re comfortable to wear, even after hours on their heads, and mega slip-resistant, and that they maintain their elasticity long-term.