- $8 - $17 each
- Women's and Girl's sizing (both are one size fits all)
- Custom and Sport fabrics
HelmetHair. It's a never ending battle. For many women with long hair, it's always a struggle. You either have to braid it, wear it in a pony tail, wear a bandanna, a long head scarf, or some other contraption to keep it all under control under your helmet. That's one of the main reasons why I keep my hair short. Other than how much I love the way I look! It helps minimize the HelmetHair. But I still have the problem of taking off my helmet and then seeing the patterns of my EPS liner imprinted on my head. I don't think there is a cure 100% of the time, but the founder of DannaBand has tried to come up with a solution to help win the war against HelmetHair. I've worn balaclavas, bandannas and head wraps. By far, the DannaBand is the most comfortable, (and the cutest!) accessory I've tried. I also had a fellow female rider say that she enjoys the feel of letting her hair out after she gets off the bike and takes off her helmet. There's something truly sexy about seeing a woman get off of her sportbike, take off her helmet, and see all the beautiful, gorgeous hair flowing behind her. It's certainly a mystique of the 'Biker' look. (I'm no biker, btw, I'm more of a motorcyclist. But that's a different, much longer post for later). If you share this opinion, I think the DannaBand is something that would work since it doesn't fully cover up or constrict your hair, but will manage it under the helmet while keeping your locks flowing freely in the wind behind you.
I normally wear a regular bandanna under my motorcycle helmet and was asked to try out the DannaBand instead. I'm happy to report that I love it and prefer it over my 2 bandannas. The process of tying it and retying it is annoying for me, and I love the ease of on and off. It just slips on over your hair with very little effort. The band is also elastic (fully covered in the fabric of your choice), and should adjust to fit all head shapes and sizes. It's not super tight, but not super loose. It tends to come off when I take off the helmet. I don't want something that tight wrapped around my head anyways.
Aside from the plethora of patterns that you can order from the website, you can also submit your own fabric and have them make a band out of that instead! They even have a Sport line, made with moisture wicking materials. I went with the Blue Zen Flower pattern and really like the way it looks and feels.
I have short hair so it's far less of a problem under my helmet than it is for many of you with long hair, but I still have occasional helmet hair. I will say that this band helps me manage HelmetHair about 90% of the time. It's only when I leave with my hair a little wet that it'll come out looking super funky. But I don't think that's the fault of DannaBand, or any bandanna for that matter. Unfortunately, because my hair is so short in the back, the band is always showing. If you have long hair, it will be hidden at the base of your neck. But for me, any kind of bandanna will look funky from the back. So my only wish is that it had a smaller, thinner elastic band. But even with this detail, I still think it's a better option. I think the DannaBand would be great for any woman who is active and would like something to help manage her hair while she's bicycling, jogging, or whatever, will find the DannaBand useful as well.
If you're looking for something that isn't as long as a Buff, but not a bandanna, I suggest you check out the DannaBand as an option.
I'll be posting this on my Reviews page next week along with more photos.