I pull my hair back into a ponytail for every single run. I’m also a huge fan of purple—one peek into my closet and you’d think I wear that color exclusively. So when I opened an envelope and found a handful of purple hair ties from Maddyloo inside, I was delighted (ecstatic, thrilled, overjoyed—honestly, I danced around my living room). As happy as I was to have new hair accessories in my favorite hue, it took me a while to take one of these babies out for a test run.
Something about the soft elastic and the happy-go-lucky prints and patterns just didn’t scream “effective” to me. They were great for around-the-house activities. I wore one on my wrist for days, where it was always ready to get my hair out of the way so that I could write a quick email, boil water for tea, or scrub the sink. (Attn: Michael K. Farrell, it’s your turn to clean the tub.) And yet, I never tested one out with the ultimate “Keep the Hair Out of My Face Challenge”—running. Until today…
I ponied up with Maddyloo and went out for a six-mile run at an easy pace. I felt a typical hair sway as I turned onto the Los Gatos Creek Trail, and immediately wondered if I should have brought a back up hair elastic. Nearly being clipped by a cyclist also entering the trail, I quickly forgot about my ponytail and ran on. At the three-mile turn around, I briefly considered my hair again, reached back and gently yanked on two sections to check the tightness—everything was holding up nicely. Upon returning home, I gladly discovered that Maddyloo was still hanging on, and my ponytail was in decent shape.
Maddyloo, you adorable little ties you, I’m sorry I ever doubted your strength and endurance.
Do you pony up for all of your runs, too? Have you discovered any new hair accessories lately?
Disclaimer: I received several MaddyLoo hair ties free of charge. I was not paid to review MaddyLoo, and I did not promise to include the brand in a post. All opinions are mine and unbiased.