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Raindrops on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens, Sparkles on Headbands??

My hair has always been a point of contention for me-- I wasn't blessed with the thick, voluminous hair that the other women in my family had.  After a few failed attempts with perms (anyone remember the fun spiral perms of the 90s?!?) I decided to embrace the straight, fine hair that I had.  This meant when I wanted to wear a ponytail, I used 10 or more bobby-pins and so much hairspray and cross my fingers that the ponytail would last more than two hours.  This wasn't a problem before I started running-- I didn't wear my hair up a lot.  But after I started running?  My hair in a ponytail became the norm.

Then something magical happened!  I discovered Sparkly Soul Inc. Headbands!

The First Sparkly Soul Headband I Ordered! 
The first one I purchased was a Satin Wide version-- they debuted it at Rock N Roll San Diego.  I didn't run that race, but I loved the colors and I love San Diego, so I ordered it. It was even prettier in person.  I was impressed from the start-- not only did the company claim that they would stay in place, they did!  After my first run wearing one, I was sold. Whether it's 1 mile or 15, my headbands stay in place.  

Since my first headband, I've ordered countless of others.  Wide, thin, satin, sparkle versions, multi-colors and prints.  Chances are I have a Sparkly Soul Headband to match every running/race outfit I have.  And I often wear them when I'm not running-- need to dress up a ponytail for work? Throw on a little sparkle. I love them all!


Sparkly Soul Headbands Go With Everything!
My friends tease me. "Is that a new headband?"  I am going to the Disneyland Half Marathon expo next weekend and am already making a list of the colors I need to get! (If you're at the expo, be sure to check out their booth! I promise you won't be disappointed.) A few of my friends have tried to get me to try other headbands-- they've finally given up trying because they know. 


Rocking My "Minnie" Headband at Disneyland

Want to see what the magic is all about?  Check out the awesome at their website, http://www.sparklysoul.com/.  

Thanks for reading.  Until next time, happy running!
Jenn13.1



All opinions expressed in this post are purely my own and in no way endorsed or sponsored by any company or organization.  

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  1. I love your blog Jen! I also have thin hair so I feel your struggle!!

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