Wednesday, July 6, 2011

$50 Active Headbands Giveaway!

Women (and men) have that bothersome thing called hair that gets in their face, gets dirty and can be an overall hassle. If my face wasn’t so ugly I would just shave my head. But, since I cannot do that, I spend my days with my locks in a pony tail or stuffed into a hat.

I was happy to agree to do a review for Active Headbands because they promised me the bands would not slip. Plus, the product is super cute. I have a fairly skinny head (must be all those head push ups I do), and I have a lot of trouble with bands staying in place when I work out. Hence, I never wear them. I selected two bands to try out, the black and white polka dot and the floral.

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I am hoping the headband detracts from my pointy nose and wiry neck.

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I pranced and jumped around the house in them trying to get them to slip, but they wouldn’t, so I decided to put one to the ultimate test and take it on a nice ten mile run.

I suspected that the band would do what all of my bands do and start to slide off my head about a mile into the run. Nope. This band stayed in place the entire run; I never had to mess with it. There is a small piece of elastic in the back that regulates the size of the headband and keeps it snug.  I think they looks kind of sassy and chic, n’est-ce pas?

If you want to look like a real jock, you could wear them like a true headband (kind of like Ryan does on the No More Bacon blog).

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There are so many fun prints and styles to choose from including glitter and animal prints. They range in price from $8.99 to $10.99.

Active Headbands wants to give away a $50 gift card to one lucky winner. To enter (leave  comment for each):

  • Follow the Active Band blog HERE (mandatory) +1 entry
  • “Like” Active Headbands on FB HERE(mandatory) +1 entry
  • Follow my blog if you don’t already +1 entry
  • FB, blog, twat about this giveaway + 1 netry
  • Tell me how you usually keep your annoying hair off of your face +1 entry

Giveaway ends Monday, July 11. Active Bands is also offering a major discount of 30% off of your entire order if you use the code “suar30.”

SUAR

Fine print: Active Bands gave me the headbands free of charge in exchange for my honest review. They also provided the $50 gift card. I paid nothing for any of the items.

405 comments:

  1. I cut it short! :)

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  2. I already follow you.

    I liked Active Headbands on FB.

    I currently wear a Buff headband when I run.

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  3. Now following Active Bands on Facebook!

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  4. I've been following you in Google Reader, but am now an official "Google Follower." :)

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  5. Ugh, I have the teeniest, tiniest head - my five year old son and I wear the same hat size. I can never, ever find a band that stays on my head, they always shoot off the back.
    So...I normally slick back my hair into a pony and then hairspray the crap out of it. Actually, the only time I use hairspray is when I workout. Weird, huh?

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  6. Now following the Active Headbands Blog

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  7. I'm already a follower, and I have used hats, bondi bands, and lots of clippies to keep my hair out of my face.

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  8. I shave my head, but my wife has the same issues as you do. She cannot keep a headband on her head and thought this would be good for her!

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  9. I already follow you, and I'm now following the Active Headbands blog and have liked the Facebook page.

    I typically use barrettes to keep the front shorter pieces out of my eyes, while piling the rest of it up on top of my head in a ponytail. Eventually the sweat will keep it all back, out of my eyes!

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  10. I liked Active Bands on FB.

    I already follow you :)

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  11. Followed active bands on FB!

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  12. Followed the Active Bands Blog!

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  13. I'm a loyal SUAR follower too!

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  14. Sweet! I had no idea these bands worked. I am now an active bands blog follower.

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  15. I "like" active bands on fb!

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  16. I am already a SUAR follower!!!

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  17. I gave up on headbands as they always slip back on my head, so now I use clips and try to run fast enough that my hair blows OUT of my face, not in it! (Not successfully, I might add!)

    I's absolutely LOVE a headband that stays put for a run!!

    Lori.

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  18. I pull my messy, curly, frizzy hair back into a ponytail bun and then try to contain it with a visor.

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  19. I currently use bondi bands but they're so BIG. I have a teeny head too so they cover up half my head.

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  20. I run and run so my hair is so sweaty, it just sticks to the side of my head :P

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  21. How do I manage my hair on a run?? My long mop is at constant war with South Florida heat and humidity. I step outside and I'm walking in soup, dripping in sweat. So usually I throw it up in a ponytail and wait for the sweat to slick it back for me...would love to win the gift card, so at least I could look cute while sweating ;)

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  22. I am currently growing my hair long so I can wear it in a pony for my first marathon in November. Needless to say, I need help keeping my hair back! The little bands from Wal-Mart aren't cutting it these days. Active Headbands look so stinking cute...I can't wait to order one!

    I liked Active Headbands on FB.

    I read your blog every day...love you! (Not in a creepy way!)

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  23. following active bands blog

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  24. I also have a skinny head and headbands almost never work, so I'd love to put these to the test. How have I been dealing with it? I stuff my hair in a hat usually. But I think those glittery bands are pretty fun looking! I liked the Active Headbands on FB, already follow you... so count me in for 3 entries!! ;)

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  25. to keep my hair out of my face i either ponytail it, other bands that frustrate me, or put a hat on it...nothing creative

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  26. I usually wear a goody headband and always end up fixing it about 700 times during my run.

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  27. Now following Active Bands, 'liked' them on FB! I already follow you, love your blog, it makes me laugh. During runs, I wear a hat with my hair in a ponytail pulled through the void above the adjustable strap. During spin class I wear a non-slip headband from another company that is located in Canada and begins with 'L' and ends in 'lemon'! I have a big head, most skinny headband are too tight so I am always in the market for a new headband.

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  28. Right now I use BIC bands, which I love.

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  29. I have a GIANT head (it must be because I can't do push-ups) and headbands always pop off my noggin. I gave up and wear a hat....but I'd love to try a headband again!

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  30. I braid a strip in the front and then pull all of it back in a pony tail. Nothing else will keep my hair out of my face.

    following you.
    following active bands blog.
    Liked them on fb
    and left you a comment!!

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  31. I already follow you and now I follow the active bands and "liked" them on facebook.
    To keep my hair out of my face I have been using Sweaty Bands and Chicca Bands, and some my friend has made! Would love to try the active bands.

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  32. I love headbands...and those are cute!

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  33. Looks cool, but I have quite the bulbous noggin, and I am pretty sure it would cut off circulation to my head. Probably not a good thing. :)

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  34. Followed, liked, and already follow! I, too, am cursed with a pea head, but if I position it juuuuust right, I can sometimes get away with one of those elastic grippy headbands. I often resort to my Victory Visor (yay, Athleta!) or lots of clips.
    Would LOVE to try something cute AND functional!

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  35. Following the Active Headbands blog and liked their FB page!

    Glad to hear these worked well for you. I'd love to try these myself. I've used a baseball cap to keep my hair off my face, but lately I've been wearing sunglasses and no hat...the hair issue is back.

    Love the third picture, btw. Made me smile. :) xo

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  36. I use a pony tail holder and have never had good luck with headbands so I just deal with my unruly hair. Would love to find some that actually work.

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  37. Following Active Bands Blog.

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  38. I wear a baseball cap every time I run to keep my hair out of my face, and to protect my color from the sun.

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  39. I liked Active Band on FB.

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  40. I already follow your blog.

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  41. Already a follower and now follow the active bands blog and liked on fb. These look very similar to sweaty bands which also stay in perfect place. Unfortunately I pour sweat when I run so I have found bondibands to help a TON for this...but for workouts in the a/c at the gym and stuff like that headbands like these (or a hat) are perfect (and very cute!).

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  42. Right now, my hair is long enough for a ponytail and that does a pretty good job. I plan on cutting it short soon, and a headband would come in use...

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  43. I wear a bondi band (that I just bought a couple of weeks ago). Before that, there was just a lot of cursing and hair flinging involved.

    I don't know how to "like" and "follow" so I guess just one entry for me. Yes, I know I'm a techno-dinosaur. {SIGH}

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  44. I wear bic bands.... Love them!

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  45. My 1st half marathon gave us visors as a finishers gift. It's great, but it's getting pretty gross and sometimes people can't tell if I'm a dude or a girl.......

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  46. I follow the Active Band blog

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  47. I "like" Active Headbands on FB

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  48. I usually use a hat to keep my annoying wispy hair out of my face while I run, however one this hot summer days the hat is a little too warm.

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  49. I wear my shortish hair in a pony tail with a goody headband (which slips by the way). Totally looking for a real headband that will NOT slip.

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  50. Follow Active Headbands blog.

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  51. they looks super cute on you! pick me, pick me...

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  52. the headbands look super cute on you! I buy headbands all the time, but have yet to find one that stays put.

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  53. I already follow you. :)

    I usually use an annoying headband that slips to keep my hair out of my face.

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  54. I usually stuff my hair in a hat too. The bands I have tried slid right off my noggin too...grrrr!

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  55. I follow active bands' blog!

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  56. I currently paste my hair back with a glue stick heh, jk. ;) Mostly I just run around looking like a psycho swatting at my face when my sweaty hair sticks to it!

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  57. I usually use this crappy hair band I bought @ Target and fix it a million times during my workouts.

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  58. I follow Active Headband's blog.

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  59. I "like" Active Headbands on FB

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  60. I usually wear a hat when I run, which does a decent job of keeping my hair out of my face. However, I am adding a lot of cross training (cycling, yoga etc.) and my ponytail doesn't cut it and I need something else!

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  61. I follow Active Bands blog.

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  62. I follow Active Bands on FB.

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  63. I wear some sort of band in my hair every day. I don't only wear them for running, but also with my everyday stuff too.

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  64. Short hair but long bangs means I have to do something... Normally that means a Buff headband, which makes me look like a chemo patient. I like to think that people driving by me when I am slowly jogging up hill think.. Awe look at that woman go.. she is still working out while going through chemo. Maybe it will inspire them to SUAR too!

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  65. I usually pin my bangs back with bobby pins. Haven't found a thinner headband yet that will stay put.

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  66. I now follow Active Bands blog.

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  67. I use whatever I can find. My hair has all these little wispy things all over the place and a simple pony never suffices! These would be great!

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  68. I followed the Active Band blog.

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  69. Following Active Bands blog :)

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  70. I am already a follower of yours.

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  71. SweatyBands, baretts, hats, and visors for my hair. I can't stand it when it touches me when I am sweaty.

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  72. If I could, I would shave my head. Well, nothing's stopping me, but still.

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  73. I follow you in Google Reader - you always make me laugh!

    Following Active Headbands Blog

    Liked Active Bands on FB

    I wear a hat or a bandanna to keep the locks in check!

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  74. I keep my hair out of my face (or try to anyways) with a hat or a lame looking headband that falls out...I would love to try out some of these because they are cute and look like they won't slip!

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  75. Usually I just use bobby pins. :)

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  76. Now following AB blog, now like them on FB. Since my head seems to be abnormally huge, I usually can't wear any of the headbands out there. They're usually too tight and slip right off after about 10 steps. So I just wear a hat, or a Buff, or a bandana in a pinch. I'd really like to try something that isn't so bulky and stays put for once.

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  77. Following both blogs, liked them on FB! I keep my hair back with barrettes and bobby pins. Would much prefer something cuter!!! I've never been able to keep headbands on my head either :)

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  78. Weird.
    I just tried one yesterday that my friend gave me a while back.
    It was perfect.
    Does this count as my entry?

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  79. Weird.
    I just realized I haven't been a follower.
    I am now.

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  80. Typically use a ponytail to keep the hair out of my face.
    But recently got a haircut that doesn't do the trick.
    Bummer

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  81. I'm now a follower of ACTIVE BANDS!

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  82. My hair is crazy - it's big, thick, and unruly....I currently use a lasso for it...

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  83. Of course I follow your blog~ Highlight of my day!

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  84. I usually let my hair get sweaty enough that I can slick it back ;)

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  85. I just pull it up in a ponytail and suffer through the falling pieces. I can't find a headband that won't fall off...maybe these will be the ones?

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  86. I follow you and now follow them! And all of the above.

    This giveaway is right up my alley cause my hair drives me crazy when i run. I cant stand to have it flop in my face. I wear a cap but its so stinkin' hot now i burn up. My head is small and most bands dont fit me... please pick me! I will tell all my friends and family about you and you will have my endless devotion... thanks!

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  87. Right now its the strechy head bands you buy at walmart. But I have a small head as well and they just don't work! Love your blog!

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  88. I follow you, like them on FB and follow thier blog! Thanks!

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  89. Nothing would look sweeter on my bald dome than a 1" floral pattern headband. I'm sure of. Still, others are more worthy. I hope the winner has the best hair ever.

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  90. A pony and visor. I have tried multiple headbands and like you, can not get the things to stay on my head. If these really work, I would love one!

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  91. I usually just shove it in a hat. If I don't have a hat I use a million bobby pins. Not cute at all:)

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  92. I'm following the Active Bands blog and Facebook page. Am already subscribed to your blog. My hair is short, because it is wild and curly. I pull it back with a headband or pin it down with a thousand bobby pins. I hate when my hair gets in my face!

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  93. I now follow the Active Band blog =)

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  94. I followed their blog!

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  95. And I liked them on facebook!

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  96. i "like" active bands on facebook =)

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  97. I also follow your blog!

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  98. my hair is long and i usually pull it into a ponytail or messy bun and stuff it under a cap or use a visor to push it back, making my head and hair sweatier than necessary and always looking awful after a run. i'd love to find a headband that can keep my hair out of my face and still look good. =)

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  99. My hair is just short enough to defy a ponytail, but just long enough to be a pain. I also have a weird shaped head, so headbands tend to slowly inch towards the back of my head and then snap off once the elastic gains momentum as it re-shapes. Hats are too hot sometimes, or cause me to break out on my forehead.

    I deal with my hair while running by making tiny twists with sections of my hair and then bobby pinning them down. It looks like an 8 year old's attempt at "prom hair" but it stays out of my face. I have always dreamed of a hair contraption that would be like a breathable skull condom to keep my cursed hair out of the way.

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  100. I follow Active Headbands blog!

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  101. I'm now following the Active Bands blog!

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  102. I'm a follower of your funny self!

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  103. I own more headbands (and/or BondiBands) than I can count! Love love love them for running and working out. I have even been spotted wearing them to work, the beach, and out and about town!

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  104. following active bands blog now

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  105. Followed the Active Bands blog

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  106. i keep it in a ponytail....allllll the time. And i wear a visor when i run. But i'd love to try something new like a cute active band!!

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  107. I liked active headbands on FB.

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  108. I blogged about your greatness!

    http://thebitchyrunners.blogspot.com/2011/07/whine-and-wine-wednesday.html

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  109. I'm following the active bands blog (I bookmarked it).

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  110. My hair is long so I put it up in a ponytail and sometimes I ALSO need bobby pins. Sometimes I just leave it loose and it's awesome! :D Headbands never work for me either - they ALWAYS fall off. Looking forward to seeing if these actually work!

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  111. I am currently using Chica Bands or a hat. I can't stand my hair down when working out!

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  112. I already follow you, liked Active Headbands on FB, and am now following their blog. I wear either Bondi Bands or Sweaty Bands (looks similar to Active Headbands). Both work great and don't slip of fall off. I'm always excited to find something new that works!

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  113. I wear a baseball style running cap all the stupid time.

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  114. I follow the Active Hair bands blog

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  115. I follow their blog, your blog, and like them on FB. To get my hair out of my face I put it in a high pony and hairspray!! Not good when the sweat runs into my eyes :( I need a headband!!

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  116. Of course I follow you. All the cool kids tdo!

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  117. Do I get an extra point for also having:
    1. A pointy nose
    2. A wiry neck
    3. A skinny head
    4. Issues about how my face looks

    Do I?

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  118. To keep my hair outta my face, I keep it short, wear a hat AND a headband when I run. The GoHeadbands, which I also learned of from SUAR!

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  119. I do nothing with my unruly mess except for a ponytail…hence my Einstein hair and a true NEED for an Active Headband :)

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  120. I follow their blog (for my wife!!!)

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  121. I liked them on FB (for my wife!!! She just started running a couple weeks ago!)

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  122. And, I shave my head completely bald to keep it from falling out into my eyes...My wife? Well, she's getting it cut even shorter right now as we speak (she has to bcse it creates sound into her hearing aide as well as being a pain when running)

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  123. I followed.
    I liked.
    I will blog about it.
    I don't keep my annoying hair out of my face, so that's why I need it. I ran the Richmond Marathon with it down like Steven Tyler's because I could do anything else with it.
    I've been following you for years.
    (5 entries) Birthday coming up!

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