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- I’m a huge fan of my Turbie Twist, the simple hair towel that helps my hair dry quickly.
- Recently, I got to try the Turbie Band ($9.99), a thick headband made with the same absorbent cotton as the brand’s towels.
- I now use the Turbie Band all the time to keep hair out of my face when I’m getting ready, but you can also use it to cover your ears on a cold, morning run or to control your hair during a sweaty workout.
There are plenty of products you don’t necessarily need, but they’ll definitely add to your day-to-day life.
A mini frying pan fit for a single egg, an extra-long charging cable for your phone, and a surprisingly powerful sponge shaped like a smiley face are just some of the examples of these seemingly-random-but-actually-useful products.
These days, my favorite useful product is the Turbie Band. It’s essentially just a thick headband made of an absorbent towel material. I’ve always been a fan of the Turbie Twist, a practical hair-wrap towel that speeds up the air drying process and keeps my hair up while getting ready. The Turbie Band is another deceptively simple hair accessory from the brand, but it’s one that I find myself using more and more.
The band is five inches wide for extra coverage, and the strips of elastic running through the band let you expand it across your head or scrunch it up. The band itself is made of 100% cotton and it’s soft, comfortable, and super absorbent. If it gets wet, don’t worry; it’ll dry quickly. If it gets dirty, dont worry about that either; it’s machine washable so it’s a breeze to clean.
All the ways you can use the Turbie Band
Turbie Twist suggests a few uses for the Turbie Band. You can use it to keep your ears warm on a cold day, to tame your hair during a sweaty yoga class, or just to keep your hair out of your face while washing up or applying makeup.
My favorite use is the latter. Because the Turbie Band has such a wide surface area, it keeps my hair out of my face better than any other headband I’ve used before. Since it’s made with an absorbent cotton, it doesn’t matter if your hair is wet or dry- I never worry about splashing it with water while washing my face.
Since I have very fine hair, tying it up in tight buns and ponytails can sometimes be painful. Plus, a hair tie can’t tame those frizzy baby hairs when you need it to most. The Turbie Band will push all of that out of your face, and even keep the hair right at your hairline covered so it can stay dry. My hair isn’t particularly long, but if you do have longer hair, there’s more than enough space for you to tuck it in the back of the band to keep it in place. I’ll often just put the headband on, using it to cover my ears, before applying a face mask or washing my face. It keeps everything dry and prevents kinks, so you don’t need to worry about messing up your fresh blowout.
You could probably go on using regular headbands during your workouts and skincare routine. But, for just $10, this is one seemingly-random-but-actually-useful upgrade you won’t regret.