I’ve Waited Forever to Make This Statement: I Finally Found a Comfortable Tortoise-Shell Headband (Thanks, Goody!)

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Hair, Product Reviews

Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to find a comfortable tortoise-shell headband. Most are made out of stiff plastic that squeezes the life out of my noggin, giving me headaches. I do love how they look, though — so preppy and chic. So very J. Crew, which is why I keep trying to find a great one.


I never thought I’d actually find it for $5, but I think I have, in the form of the tortoise-shell headwrap from the Goody Statements collection (available exclusively at Target). I guess in a world where there can be a fourth season of a show like Jersey Shore, anything is possible.

Instead of a rigid band, it’s a soft, flexible plastic one with a tortoise-shell pattern and a loop of stretchy black elastic connecting the ends. It’s BEYOND comfy — shoot, maybe even more comfortable than stretchy pants, fluffy beds and Adidas shell-toe shoes.

It also stays in place without slipping, and even after wearing it for a full day, no headache. I think I’m gonna get a lot of use out of it this summer. OOH! I can see the outfits now… How about a crisp white dress with some gold hoop earrings? ๐Ÿ™‚


AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Target stores

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How was the rest of your hump day? Doing anything fun tonight? It’s hot as heck here right now, and I need some veg time, so I think I’m gonna just paint my nails and watch I Love You Man on the tube.

I love Paul Rudd… He’s cute in that goofy sorta way.


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  1. Vijaya says:

    YESSS! Want. I love when you post about things I’ve been looking for.

  2. Tracy says:

    I need this! I hope I can find it here.
    I’m watching the riots in downtown Vancouver after the game. ๐Ÿ™ So not cool.
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    • Karen says:

      I heard. ๐Ÿ™ I’m bummed they lost.

      • mn says:

        There were some random fireworks here in Boston but they didn’t allow for any official celebrations due to security concerns.

        By the way- thanks for this posting, I’m always looking for headbands that will stay put but not give me a headache- need to keep the hair pulled back on long car rides while the windows are rolled down.

  3. Heidi says:

    I’m not much for headbands, but if it’s that comfy I might give it a try. It’s so cute, and I love tortoiseshell!

    What color are you painting your nails? I just touched up mine today — Conga Line Coral from OPI. A VERY bright coral that went perfectly with that YSL lipstick I talked about the other day.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      You can never go wrong with a bright, happy, summertime coral!

      I’m wearing a shade from Top Shop called “Green Room.” It’s like a slightly more intense version of Tiffany blue.

  4. Denise says:

    I agree, I hate how those hard plastic headbands hurt after wearing them for a while. This one looks really pretty and promising! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Grace says:

    This headband looks cute! Might just warrant a trip across the border to target ^^

    PS. Just got home from downtown Vancouver. What a sad day to be a Canuck.

  6. Aparnaa says:

    YESSSS a headband that will fit my enormous head without hurting! AND it looks supercute! Thank you!

  7. gio says:

    I love headbands. This one is very pretty and it’s good to know that it’s comfy too.
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  8. Belinda says:

    I love this! I’m going to have to get one because it looks so comfortable. Does it fall off your head a bit late in the day since it goes behind your neck?

    • Karen says:

      It doesn’t. Sometimes if my hair is exceptionally unruly I’ll secure it in place with bobby pins, but most of the time I don’t have to.

  9. Stef Smith says:

    I have a pinhead, so I don’t know if this would work for me, plus I have a short shag haircut, but I really love the look of headbands!

  10. Ashley says:

    I love Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. Put them both in a movie & there’s a movie I can watch over and over again.

    On topic – I can’t rock any plastic/stiff headband. I’ve learnt to live with soft & stretch fabric headbands but even those can give me a headache from time to time ๐Ÿ™
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  11. Advah says:

    Stays in place and no headache? I’m in!

    Well Thursday here, but Wednesday ended (well despite starting not so well) – we finally found a flatmate! He seems very nice and mellow, and fingers crossed he’ll get me some freelance translating work at his job. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Karen says:

      That’s great, Advah. I hope he meshes well with everyone in your flat. It’s always hard to find good roommates… I’ve lived with some psycho people in my day, LOL!

  12. nidhi says:

    I feel pain behind my ears when ever i wear hair band..although i don’t need then so often
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  13. Scientific Housewife says:

    What a great idea, I want to check that out now!

  14. Nina says:

    i almost bought that!!!

    i finished a book last night and just vegged too., this has been a long week. im glad i have the day off tomorrow!

    • Karen says:

      Go back to Target and get it, my friend! You won’t regret it.

      What book did you finish? I’m almost halfway through Game of Thrones, yes!

      • Nina says:

        i did! just got back. thank heavens it was still thar!

        i finished a book tjhat i randomly picked up at Costco called The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott — and i loved it.

        Little Women was one of the first books i ever read (3rd or 4th grade) and i loved it. it was a given that i would enjoy that book.

  15. Cgich says:

    I wonder if they’ll be selling that in Manila. I’ve been looking for a comfortable and cool tortoiseshell headband for the longest time, ever since I saw the late Carolyn Bessett-Kennedy in Vogue, the height of preppy-ness with her headband over blond hair, in a black turtleneck sweater and pencil skirt, with knee high brown leather boots. So chic!

  16. Chris25 says:

    A comfy tortoise shell headband? I really need to get my backside to Target!

  17. Super cute! I really should try the headband with a ponytail do.
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  18. Off to Target I go…
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  19. JamieRebecca says:

    can i just say that i LOVE how excited you get by the little things?!?! it makes me excited! i don’t own headbands but now i think i want to!

    • Karen says:

      I don’t have a lot of them either because I’m super picky about how they feel, and this one is GREAT! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you live near a Target? Unfortunately you can only get ’em there, and not any other stores.

  20. LaurieS says:

    These are super cute but you might to buy a few of them because they get stretched out after you’ve worn them quite a few times and start to fall off.
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  21. Hedy says:

    Hmm…when can me and my massive head get to Target…

  22. larie says:

    Oh yay! I’ve been looking for a good headband too, thank you Karen!
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  23. Kim says:

    That headband looks fabulous! I’m a little dubious about the “more comfy than stretchy pants” claim, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, gosh, on Jersey Shore. I heard they were going to Italy this season and immediately thought “oh, no… this is why so many people around the world hate Americans”. I know that’s not very nice but I really don’t want people to think the cast of Jersey Shore is representative of our population. Wait, it’s not, is it??

  24. Mary says:

    I love tortoise shell headbands, but I also get terrible headaches whenever I wear the plastic kind. This was such a great idea…to put the elastic. I would totally get this, but there’s no Target in Canada. Boo.
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  25. Sarah says:

    oh goodie! I am addicted to hand bands and I always find a problem with them hurting or slipping. I can’t wait to try this one out

  26. Lynnie says:

    I now have major headband lust, this is gorgeous! Fingers crossed Goody will bring out something similar in the UK.

  27. DanielleML says:

    Hi- I used to have this in both this color and Black. They were a staple!!! But they both broke (after years of wear..) and I cannot find them anymore. Have you see them around, recently?

  28. Allison says:

    i know this post is from a few years ago, but has anyone found one like this again? Just what i want, but can’t find them anywhere.

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