What: Goody StayPut headbands
Why: Finding the motivation to hit the gym first thing in the morning is hard enough without the thought of contending with flyaways (which always get tangled up in my headphones mid-workout). I've devised all kinds of schemes to keep my thick hair in its ponytail, but after many, many test runs, I've deemed hairspray, bobby pins and multiple, extra-tight elastics too fussy for a trip to the gym.
Thank goodness, then, for Goody's StayPut line. The name says it all: tiny rubber grippers strategically placed around these discreet, no-nonsense headbands really do make my hair stay put, no matter how hard I work out. They're a cinch to slip on and they don't tug or tear at the already-delicate hairs around my hairline, so breakage is a non-issue. They're so handy and stylish, in fact, that they've made the leap from my gym bag to my everyday hair-fixing bag of tricks. Sure, they're not designer, but the instant flyway cleanup leaves me looking and feeling chic, whether I'm headed to the gym or to the office.
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