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The one thing I cannot stand is hair in my face. I don’t wear my hair down very often for this reason. And on days when I do wear my hair down, it’s only for about half of the day because I can’t take any more little hairs touching my face. Arg! I find I am not very productive when my hair is bothering me, and I often get a little cranky. Weird, I know. Anyway, that often means that my hair is up in a ponytail, and while I’m still in the process of growing it out (I chopped it off completely and donated it 2 years ago) it doesn’t all fit up. Which is SO annoying!
I’d been looking for a long time for a headband that didn’t give me a headache. Most pinch behind my ears, especially if I’m wearing my glasses. And no one wants to slowly get a headache while trying to enjoy the outdoors wisp-free. I came across Halo Headwear on Instagram and HAD to try their headbands. They looked so comfortable, so functional yet beautiful, and perfect for adventuring in the outdoors. I wear one of the two Halos that I have almost every day now and was devastated when I left them at home on our latest camping trip. I love them! So much!
They keep all of the little fuzzies along my forehead at bay. They work better than bobby pins to tuck up all of the shorter hairs at the back of my head. I can wear them for hours without needing to readjust or give my head a break. I wear them camping, hiking, paddling, fishing, out and about, to hide hair that hasn’t been washed in 3 days, and more! I love that there are multiple ways that I can wear them – to serve different purposes or create different looks. I’m not a very fashionable person, but a quick look at Halo Headwear‘s website will show you that wide variety of ways that you can wear your Halo and look great.
No one needs to look fabulous in the backcountry but man does it feel good when you do! I love that I can wake up from a night in the tent, hair all over the place and smelling like smoke and bug spray, pull it back into a fresh ponytail, throw my Halo Headwear on and look and feel great. It makes me a little bit more excited to be in all of our camping pictures and to share those photos all over social media and my blog. And then, when we roll back into town from a few days off the grid, I might feel gross but I definitely don’t look it.
The Star of the Show: Halo Headwear featuring…
- Full-Width Halo: has a raw edge and opens up twice as wide as the Doubled-Over Halo.The edges on the halo have a slight roll-up, as it’s one layer of fabric. This Halo offers a slightly more relaxed fit and is more versatile.
- Doubled-Over Halo: is folded over with a seam and opens half as wide as the Full-Width Halo. This Halo is Doubled Over, meaning it has been folded over and sewn with a seam, finishing it on the edges, and keeping it from opening up wide.
- Cuff/Knot/Gathering Point: an extra strip of coordinated fabric sewn over Halo to gather fabric. All Halos come with a cuff/knot/gathering point that can be worn at the front or the back (or off to the side!). I wear mine at the back when I want to wear sunglasses on my head as well, or when I’m finding more hair in my face, and at the front for a fun look or to hold up my short hairs that don’t fit into my ponytail at the back.
What I love about my Halo Headwear:
- It is so comfortable! This was HUGE for me to finally find a headband that I can comfortably wear on long hikes, for the duration of a camping trip, and so on. It is just loose enough to not pinch anywhere and I often forget I’m wearing it.
- It is easy to wear! Unlike most headwear designs for adventurous women, there’s no finagling involved in getting your Halo Headwear into place. There’s no bunching or scrunching or constant readjusting. Simply pull it on and get outside!
- It makes me happy! I feel weird using this as a pro but I honestly find pleasure in wearing my Halo Headwear. It brings a smile to my face – I feel good, look good, and get to keep doing the things I love without the frustration of stray hairs.
- It is beautiful! I mentioned above that I’m not a very fashion-forward person, but I feel fashionable wearing these beautiful headbands. I get a lot of compliments and have fun pairing them with outfits for the outdoors and for out on the town.
- It is versatile! Wear the knot at the front or the back or off to the side. Tuck the edges of a Full-Width Halo under and it looks just like a Doubled-Over Halo. Wear it over your hair, under your hair, with your hair up, over your ears, and so on. Halo Headwear does it all!
- It is made in Canada! I love to support Canadian brands and especially small socially responsible Canadian brands. Halo Headwear is handmade in Lethbridge, Alberta. They provide flexible employment to local women and support women and children in poverty with their proceeds.
- It supports women and children in need! The folks at Halo Headwear believe that they can make a difference at the most critical and early point in life through the Child Survival Program with Compassion Canada. They donate a portion of their Halo sales to this program which provides nutrition, education, healthcare, and community to women and children in desperate need. Read more about their charity work here.
What I would change if I could:
- It isn’t “sized”. To offer the ultimate amount of comfort to any mom looking to tame her mane while adventuring, it would be great if they offered a small or large version to complement their one-size-fits-all. I’m quite happy with the size of mine but know some folks who wouldn’t be.
Gear up for adventure and grab your Halo Headwear directly from their website. While you’re there, shop some other accessories and clothing too! If you do have a fashion sense and love coordinating your looks, grab an all-in-one skirt/dress/shawl in a matching print. Buy a halo for you and a matching one for your daughter. Or get ready for chilly weather with a lightweight hat or pom-pom toque!