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I have very fine, thin hair that is chin length. When I'm running I'd like to have it off my face but, it's too short for a pony tail, or braids, too fine for a hair clip. I have thought about a hat, but would that get to hot? Perhaps a visor? What about that bondi band has anyone tired that? What do you think of it? Any product I haven't heard of? Any good brands?
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How you tried scissors? Just kidding. I wear a hat when I run and it's a little warmer than normal, but after the run, I take it off and it's really refreshing. Good luck.
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I have a very layered haircut. I've been tying back what I can (about 50% of it will go in a high ponytail, leaving long bangs to deal with next). So, I just use a sweatband and between that and sunglasses I get a clear view. I am considering getting a visor, but I "glow" too much on a run and am not sure if it will be a good substitute for my band!
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I have short hair, but my daughter swears by these Sweaty Bands, she says they are great and do not slide.
Cathleen - Age 52
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I have an under armour hat and it works great!
I have very thin hair as well, but that is not the main reason I wear a ball cap. Glamorous? No. A great alternative to skin damage? Yes! And don't forget the sunscreen. With a hat, you don't have to apply sunscreen to your forehead and risk it running and stinging your eyes.
You'd hate to get a fabulous figure, and ruin it with a leathery face, wouldn't you?
I'd say one of those UnderArmour caps (they probably have a Heatgear version for hot weather), or some other hat. And if it feels too hot for you, run at 5:45 a.m. and it shouldn't be too hot.