Amazon Headbands Review — They’re My New Favorite Accessory

Growing up, I was confined to khaki-colored prep uniforms with practical footwear and accessories were the only part of my outfit that I could control. As a result, I spent most of the mid-2000s in every Claire’s-like boutique in the Midwest searching for the perfect dangling earrings or that pair of cat-eye glasses (cringe) that would set my polo to look apart from the rest.

In the mix were elastic Yoga headbands and I had them in pretty much every color.

While I’ve since replaced the stretchy design in adulthood with the chic oversized padded iterations from Prada and Lele Sadoughi, I still rely on the practical style, over a decade later, to hold my hair back when washing my face. However a month or so into quarantine, I began rethinking the Yoga headbands current role in my wardrobe.

I started wearing the sporty style to accommodate my new cozy aesthetic and slew of stay-at-home ensembles. I would buy packs of four from pharmacies and beauty supply stores, only to find they faded or lost their elasticity after a few wears and washes. And because now, I gravitated towards neutral tones, like gray and beige, rather than the rainbow hues I flocked to as a kid, I was having a hard time finding quality designs in subdued shades outside of the traditional black color-way. I needed options and I was going to have to look outside of my typical shopping destination to get it.

Amazon Headbands Review They're My New Favorite Accessory

Instagram has played a huge part in my ability to discover new brands or products and it’s allowed me to change the way I shop. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one integrating the Yoga headband into their new quarantine wardrobe — influencers, like Claire Rose were filling my timeline with looks anchored by the effortless style. Soon, I found myself investigating her choice of headbands, wondering if Amazon’s 10-pack of assorted colors that she spoke highly of, was close to what I was looking for — if the $13 price tag was reflective of the quality.

Being the savvy-shopper that I like to think I am, I closely examined the rankings before checking out. With four out of five stars and over 800 reviews from verified shoppers, it didn’t take much convincing for me to try them out for themselves. The e-commerce conglomerate would be remiss if it didn’t give shoppers options. With three different colorful and neutral sets to choose from, I opted for the all-black (because, versatility) and the muted variety pack that included beige, three shades of gray, as well as baby blue and powder pink — all in line with the colors that live in my closet.

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