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? :)

PRICE: $5
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Target stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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. :( So not cool.
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    • Karen says:

      I heard. :( 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 :)
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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 :(
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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. :P

    • 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! :) 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. :)

    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?
    Thanks!!!

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