Product Type: The Body Shop hair care products
Newest Review: ... enough though to go around my head and to pull up over the top of my hair to keep my fringe and the front sections of my hair back. I use ... more
Simple but very effective
The Bodyshop White Headband
Member Name: SusanLesley
The Bodyshop White Headband
Advantages: It works well, it washes well
Disadvantages: Maybe a little expensive for some
I usually have my hair quite short but have decided to let it grow for a while as I have always loved to have longer hair. Mind you it eventually starts to annoy me and I end up having it cut and then regretting it! Typical woman eh - can't make her mind up!
Having longer hair gave me a problem when I was cleansing or exfoliating the skin on my face as my hair kept getting stuck to whatever product I was using. I tried tying it back in a pony tail but it wasn't quite long enough and wisps kept escaping from the band and causing problems. Add this to the fact that I have a fringe and you will see that I needed to find something to help with the problem.
I am a great fan of The Body Shop products and often have a wander round our local branch here in Llandudno, especially if there are any special offers going. One day I was doing just that when I noticed the Body Shop White Head Band priced at £3.50 and I thought - that's just what I need!
The price to me was £3.15 as I have a Love Your Body Card which allows me 10% off everything I buy from The Body Shop so that made the purchase a bit less extravagant.
The band itself is made from 100% cotton and is washable which is a good thing as it can get quite grubby when applying makeup. The material is a double thickness and is elasticated. It is very soft to the touch so it doesn't irritate the skin in any way.
To use the head band all you have to do is to put it over your head so that it is around your neck like a necklace and then bring it up over your face so that it pulls all your hair away from your face. It now sits across the top of your forehead, just off the skin, down the sides of your face and around the back of your neck under your hair. Your face is now completely free of hair so that you can do whatever it is you need to do without making a mess of your hair!
I use mine mainly when I am exfoliating the skin on my face. It is easy to wear as the elastication in the material is just right to keep the hair off my face without being so tight that it restricts the blood supply! It feels really soft on my skin so it is very comfortable to wear.
I used to end up with bits of facial scrub all around the edges of my hair and my fringe always had to be washed after exfoliating but, with this band, I can concentrate on what I am doing rather than having to worry about whether I am messing up my hair. That way my hair stays clean and tidy and I get the best result for my skin.
I rarely wear makeup these days but this band is also very useful for that too as it means that I can get my foundation to look natural around my hairline without ending up with half of it actually on my hair!
At £3.50 I suppose this sounds a bit expensive for what it is but when you think that, since it is washable and it looks brand new after washing, it will last for years it doesn't seem that bad after all. I am very pleased that I purchased mine and would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: A really useful thing to have