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August 3, 2006

Beat the heat with the world's best (and cheapest) summer sports headband


Last night it was 96°F at 7 p.m. when I decided to go for a run.

I rummaged around in my box of stuff and looked for a lightweight headband to keep my longish hair from dripping sweat into my eyes and making me even more miserable than I'd be after five minutes in the humidity chamber outside.

I'd given away my lightweight Nike terrycloth ones last summer and all I could come up with were the heavy-duty Patagonia iterations I use in winter to keep my ears from freezing and breaking off.

What to do, what to do....

I put a note on my list of stuff to buy online after I came back from running, to wit: "Lightweight headbands."

Then I thought to myself, "Come on, joe, solve the problem with what's in the room."

Edwin H. Land said that and it's a superb way to jumpstart your brain.

Anyhow, since I was in my laundry room there wasn't an obvious solution at hand but once I generalized "room" to "house" it wasn't five seconds before I'd thought of a possible solution — my big rubber bands, the ones I use to keep files together and all.

To my office, into the bottom desk drawer, out came the bag of brites! File Bands pictured up top, on went an orange one and I was so good to go it wasn't even funny.

Worked perfectly — stayed on, lightweight and so comfortable I didn't even know it was there.

Tonight I'm going pink.

Chromatherapy adepts will adopt these these nifty headbands in an Apartment Therapy minute.

Show your true colors.

50 assorted orange, pink, yellow, green and blue ones, each 7" x 1/8", just like those on the elevated desktop next to me and my treadmill at this very zeptosecond, cost $3.69.

See what it feels like to be me.

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