The TrailHeads Ponytail Headband: Tame Your Mane

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When trying to wear a ponytail and a headband, you often settle with your ponytail uncomfortably high or low, or you commit to adjusting your headband over and over. As your headband shifts, it will move your ponytail resulting in an ever-changing hairdo that becomes distracting as you run or hike. TrailHeads decided to do something about it. It created the TrailHeads Ponytail Headband, a contoured headband that acts as an ear warmer, holds your hair back, and has an opening for a comfortable low ponytail.

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Test & review: Comfortable stretch, all day wear

This TrailHeads Ponytail Headband comes with a four-way stretch to fit over any head. When I added my ponytail, I used a hair tie and slid it through the slit for ultimate comfort. I could also gather my hair and let the headband act as the hair tie. I found that the latter method allowed for a bit more movement of the headband while running, but not enough to be a problem.

I have thick, wavy hair that extends nearly to my navel and is generally hard to control even in a ponytail. Because of the length, I typically opt for a high ponytail to keep it off my neck, but the low ponytail position this product demands worked just as well.

When the TrailHeads Ponytail Headband first arrived, I was skeptical of the warmth because it is such a thin band. However, the brushed fleece interior and contour to cover the ears kept them toasty on windy, 30°F runs. Additionally, I took this headband cross-country skiing and found it performed well in the spring snow, too. This band moved between sunny spring days and windy winter days with ease, proving its versatility. However, if it was colder than 30°F, I needed a warmer product.

I got the band very dirty, threw it in the washer, let it air dry, and it felt as good as new. An added bonus was that it kept my wireless headphones snugly in my ears during my runs. I’m always nervous about losing them, and this gave me peace of mind.

The TrailHeads Ponytail Headband

The TrailHeads Ponytail Headband buy

Taming your mane with the TrailHeads Ponytail Headband comes at the MSRP of $16. Your purchase comes with free returns or replacements if you aren’t happy with the product, and you can support a small, family business based in Connecticut. TrailHeads tests products on the famed Appalachian Trail, meaning every product is put through rigorous testing before it makes it to your front door.

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Tuesday Kahl

Tuesday Kahl

Tuesday Kirby Kahl is a contributor at ExplorersWeb. Her fierce love for the outdoors fuels everything she does. Her professional pursuits include writing, creating art, and photography. These professional passions allow her the time to live life outside as a rock climber, skier, runner, backpacker, paddle boarder, swimmer, and explorer. When Kirby is indoors, she enjoys tea, whisky, old films, cooking, and baking. Her product testing and feedback have shaped the design of everything from climbing shoes to candles.