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Friday, April 26, 2013

Back in September I chopped my hair off into a bob. Great - until I try to work out and there is no good way to keep my hair back. This is the ONE time I miss the old hair and a quick messy bun. LOL So, here I am currently - this was a few weeks ago before a night out.

My hair is JUST long enough now that I can get it into a teensy tiny ponytail in the back, but there are a ton of pieces that aren't long enough and fall out. So very recently I received my first Birchbox and inside was a Twistband headband. These things are AWESOME! They actually stay in my hair, but aren't tight (with me and my stupid headaches/migraines, headbands adding to the headache issue is always a problem I'm on alert for) and they don't put a crease in your hair. LOVE it! I'm not sure where to find them in stores but I just ordered 6 more online so that I have enough on hand for working out, plus I think they will be cute and comfy for the summer. I'm not sure how well the ponytail ties would work for me (I haven't tried those), but they have those too. And they come in such pretty colors! Just had to pass on the info for those of you who wear headbands to keep your hair back while working out, or just like cute headbands in general! Here's the link to the company's website:

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    OMG Never ever heard of this! I wear headbands at every workout.... my hair is a lot like yours. Gonna check them out now!
    1759 days ago
    Those are a lot prettier than some of the ones I have seen - thanks for the link! I always wondered about the Birchbox and if it was worth it. Thanks - I think I might give it a try!
    1762 days ago
    Birchbox sounds awesome. There is a similar thing for babies, too, that a lot of my friends do. Maybe I should ask for Birchbox for some holiday. Mother's Day?
    1763 days ago
    Thanks for the breakdown on Birchbox. I checked it out but until I read your! Sounds like fun, I remember you love your makeup! But hey, how many girls don't!!
    1763 days ago
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    Tracy - Birchbox is a subscription beauty service - I think you can do 3/6/12 month choices? I could be wrong on that. Anyway, it is around $10/month and you receive a box each month with a bunch of beauty samples in it, and then of course they want you to purchase the full-size products through their website (and you get free shipping on anything that was in your box that month - never thought I actually would and then I went and got a 6 pack of these headbands after my first box! LOL). My first box was fun - some were tiny piddly like a perfume sample like you would get at a perfume counter, but I got one full headband (not like they could send 1/2 a headband!), and a full sized really pretty printed nail file - the thicker ones with the foam core middle. So - just fun!
    >Yes, this headband does pull up a little in the back because it goes all around and there is that little knot there - which isn't an issue as my hair is in the short little pony anyway to work out, and I think my hair is even long enough to hide it if it was down. But I know your hair was very short so I'm not sure if you are past that point yet or not. :)
    1763 days ago
    What is Birchbox?

    I wish I could wear headbands. I'm trying to grow out my hair and I understand the whole band idea due to the cut. I do a barrette, straight back, a cute one I think. Regular little barrettes are hard to find though...anyhow...the headbands are very cut, but do they "pull up" your hair at the back of your head/neck area?

    Plus I get the little pony thing, with the pieces hanging out. This is the outgrow process for me as I just want a ponytail after having short short hair for years!
    1763 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2013 10:56:01 AM
    I love my workout headbands - so helpful, even with my long hair, to keep all the wispys out of my face! I'll have to check out the Twistbands. Mine are all Goody brand with the rubber grips - also, not too tight but effective.
    1763 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    Melissa got me 6 mo. of Birchbox for Christmas (when we exchanged "Christmas" presents right before Easter LOL). I received one so far - some things were great, like the headband, a cute nail file and an eye makeup remover, but some of the other samples were kind of "eh". So it was hit or miss. Still, super fun to receive and open up and check out what is inside! I'll keep you posted on future ones.
    1763 days ago
    Those headbands are really cute! Glad you found something that works. How do you like Birchbox??
    1763 days ago
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