Who writes an entire article about headbands? This girl, and for good reason. Sparkly Soul is by far my favorite headband to wear. They are specifically made for working out, but I find them stylish enough to wear even when I’m not. I’m sure you’re looking at them thinking, "they’re cute, but so are a lot of headbands out there". What makes these so special? Unlike a lot of things in life, they actually perform as advertised.
HOW I HEARD OF THEM
I used to watch The Biggest Loser almost religiously. I loved seeing people change their lives in a positive, healthy way. Well after Season 11 when Olivia Ward won, I discovered I could still follow some of the contestants on their weight loss journey after the show through their instagram accounts. When I followed Olivia’s instagram, I saw several posts of her wearing these very “cute” looking headbands. I had always had trouble with the “no slip” headbands I bought so once I saw her posts and looked into the brand a little further, I decided to buy one and try it out for myself.
What Makes Sparkly Soul So Special
From the moment I received my first headband, I realized they were the real deal in “no slip”. Many headbands say they are no slip, but then repeatedly throughout the day and/or workout you find yourself pulling and readjusting it back into place. I have experienced many of these headbands, from the ones you can buy in a local store that are black elastic with a rubber underneath, to JUNK bands that for me slip off immediately. I’m sure some of you have had positive experiences with other headbands, but this was the first truly no-slip headband I had experienced. The other issue about no-slip headbands is that they are usually very tight. Halfway through the day I would need to take them off all together because they would give me such terrible headaches.
Not only are Sparkly Soul Headbands no slip, but they are also no headache! I can put my headband on in the morning and it will not move at all throughout the day. Even more amazing is that it will not move at all during an intense workout. Your next question may be, does it leave a crease in your hair after you take it off? For me, it does. This is a very small con for me since the pros far outweigh it. It all depends on your hair, mine creases very easily. Everyone’s hair is different so do not just rely on how it effects mine to decide whether or not to get one.
At this point I'm sure all the guys reading this are rolling their eyes over all the thought we ladies put into keeping our hair up. Tell you what - grow your hair shoulder length and try to do Fran with a crappy headband. Then we'll talk.
A WIDE SELECTION
Sparkly Soul started out with all sparkly headbands. There are THIN bands and WIDE bands to choose from. The top sparkles and glitters but there is no transfer into your hair. The side that makes contact with your hair feels like felt and keeps the headband from not slipping off. The THIn bands are 3/8th of an inch wide and the WIDE bands are 5/8th of an inch wide. Over time, they have expanded their collection from just sparkly headbands to also, satin bands of THIN and WIDE width. They also have collections of Charity bands, Love inspired bands, and the most recent a princess collection. The satin bands are the same vibrant colors without the sparkle.
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
At the time of this writing, THIN bands are $15 and WIDE bands are $17 but you need to check their website for actual pricing. They run sales regularly for 10-20% off certain bands or collections. You can find out about these sales if you sign up for their updates by email or follow them on any social media account (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). They also sell certain colored headbands in packs on their website.
MY SPARKLY SOUL COLLECTION
Since I discovered Sparkly Soul, I have quite the little collection going. Over the years I have purchased:
SPARKLY THIN Gold, Red, Green Apple, Striped Black/Gold, Black, and Dark Blue
SATIN THIN Black
SATIN WIDE Gold and Navy Blue
SPREADING THE WORD
As I do with most products I love, I tend to tell everyone about them. Many women from my box, co-workers and family members have made the plunge and become Sparkly Soul fanatics after listening to me rave about them. So here’s me spreading the word a bit more. They are my FAVORITE headband and they are worth the money.
HOW TO FIND THEM