Wiping sweat and keeping my hair out of my face is a constant struggle. While I love my curly hair, it can go crazy in hot, humid weather or when dripping in sweat from hiking, running or training. I was super happy when BUFF® reached out to let me test their UV Half BUFF® this summer!
Sun protection is key. I am always slathering on the sunblock, but sometimes it’s hard to get it in my hairline or keep it applied frequent enough when on a long hike. Since my forehead is always in the sun it’s great to have something like this to keep the sun at bay and my hair in check. It blocks 95 percent of harmful ultraviolet rays. Woohoo!
My Half BUFF®, half because it is half the width of the full version, is the perfect size for wearing on my head or even wrapping around my wrist. Plus, it’s super cute! I love the color combo on this one. There are tons of colors to choose from, so there is bound to be one for you.
Race Day Test
I recently wore it during and after my recent 12k race, the Across the Bay 12k. I started the race with the BUFF® around my wrist and ended with it around my head. Since it was a cooler day, I didn’t want to wear it starting out, but when the sun came out and my hair started reacting to the sea air I quickly put the BUFF® around my head.
Taming My Hair with BUFF®
I haven’t gotten to hike much in the last few weeks, but I know it will be perfect for local and long distance hikes. I am especially looking forward to using it to tame my unruly hair during camping trips and long hikes where there are no showers for days.
Working Out with the Half BUFF®
I also love doing outdoor bodyweight workouts. The half BUFF® was great during push-ups, high knees, fast feet and any sort of bodyweight and tabata exercise I could think of. Check out my full workout below!
I absolutely love BUFF® products and their Half BUFF® is perfect for trail lovers, hikers and runners alike. It can help make your day (and hair) a little nicer.
Is it hot where you live? Consider freezing a damp Half BUFF® before you next training run, or you can place ice-cubes between the BUFF® and your head to help keep you cool on the run.