While shopping the expo I ran across Chica Bands head bands. I have seen running head bands before, but have never really thought about purchasing them. I figured they'd be no different than what you might buy at Wal-Mart or whatever...which would mean they would either fall out, or I'd have to put 10 bobby pins in them to hold them in. But yet, I found myself drawn to the booth with all the sparkles and color.
I looked at a few of the head bands, but decided I wanted something pretty plain and chose a thin sparkly black Chica Band (shown below). Chica Bands retail for about $12-17 dollars, and the particular one I was buying was $14 if I remember correctly. I was having a hard time deciding if I wanted to spend that much and the sales lady told me "It will be your favorite head band, I promise". So with that I decided to go for it.
|Me wearing the black one I purchased before the North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon|
Let me just tell you that I literally wore it almost every single day after that. I wore it to run, I wore it in races, I wore it to my boot camp class, I even wore it around the house or to wash my face. I wore it all the time. Jim even joked one night when we were headed to dinner and I was wearing my Chica Band "Man, you really love that head band don't you"? "Yes I do" I replied.
It was then that I decided to contact Chica Bands and ask if I could do a product review for them. They gladly said yes, and shipped me two Chica Bands. A thin sparkly pink one, like the black one I had already purchased and a thicker pink camouflage one. I didn't get to pick out my colors, and I have to admit I probably would not have selected the camo one for myself, but that aside I love them and they have hundreds of different colors and styles to choose from.
|The two Chica Bands I received|
|Chica Bands aren't just for race day. Wear for a comfortable all day look.|
Chica Bands are awesome because they stay in place. I have long bangs and it's often difficult to pull them back. I usually put 2 or 3 bobby pins in when I'm working out or running. But with Chica Bands, all I have to do is put in a single band and I'm done. My hair, especially my bangs stay completely out of my face and the band literally does not move. I have worn them for a couple of half marathons now, as well as a super intense cardio class. I have even worn one while being interviewed by the local news! They are super cute and can be worn for athletic events or even just out for the evening.
|Before the Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K|
|My Chica Band, still in place after the race - and while being interviewed by Fox 4 News KC|
So now, for the best part. One of my lucky followers will win a set of two Chica Bands. So what do you have to do? Just two simple things (both are required).
- Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below saying you are entering the giveaway.
- Like Chica Bands on Facebook here and leave a comment on their page about Slowly Tri-ing!
- Post the giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
- Sign up to participate in my December 5K a Day Challenge (that will get you 2 bonus entries)
In the meantime, feel free to shop the Chica Band website. Tis the season. These would make GREAT Holiday Gifts! AND, Chica Bands is kicking off a "12 Days of Christmas" promotion on December 1st. They will be offering freebies and some percentage off discounts. So check them out!
Disclaimer: I was sent two Chica Bands for free for this review however, I was not paid to review this product or asked to provide a positive review. The opinions contained in this post are my own.