It’s our birthday month! On November 8th, 2015, TreadBands was born! If you haven’t heard the story of TreadBands conception yet… here it is!
Once upon a time… just kidding😊 TreadBands was created by a field hockey and lacrosse coach who was tired of seeing her players running to the sidelines to throw their headband on the ground so they could continue to play without the distraction of a slipping headband. She used her players as “test subjects” and test the top headbands in the market to find the benefits and shortcomings of each brand. She decided on a fabric and a design that was unlike any other headband, but something was still missing. If keeping the headband in place was the #1 goal, she would need some inspiration from outside of the typical solutions. The rubber strips, felt, or silicone dots that other brands were using, just weren’t cutting it.
In the fall of 2015, while getting her car prepped for the quickly approaching winter, the inspiration came… in the form of a tire! While the tire technician was explaining the options for her car tires, a light bulb went off. What provides the best grip even when its wet? TIRES! The grooves and valleys of the tread, combined with the force of the weight of a car, creates a bond that prevents slipping!
Long story short, the Patented TreadGripStrip makes TreadBands the ONLY guaranteed nonslip headbands ever created! The grip strip is a neoprene foam material that wont cause breakouts or hair breakage and it also acts a gutter for sweat to redirect it away from your face.
Here are some more fun facts!
- TreadBands material is double layered allowing for more absorption
- The grip is cut with a water jet so there is no possibility of metal in the product
- TreadBands are made from a moisture wicking fabric
- TreadBands are machine washer and dryer safe