The people over at Hoo Rag contacted me asking if I’d review their product. They sent me a Hoo Rag and I’ve tested it out for you. This is an honest review, they have not asked me to write a positive or negative review, just an honest one.
Here is my review:
I must say, when the Hoo Rag people asked me to review their product, I was a bit skeptical. First, I wondered how could anyone really make the Bandana better? And second, what on earth does it have to do with Yoga?
Hoo Rag VS Traditional Bandana
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when I actually received the item. It’s different than your regular Bandana because it has multiple uses. It’s actually just a long cylinder of cloth with openings on either end. This is convient because it can easily be worn as a headband, bandana or even just a ponytail holder (although my hair is a bit short to put it up in a ponytail with the Hoo Rag). If you wanted to wear it outside, it also can be used as a scarf or face mask.
The material is very soft, much softer than your typical bandana material. After looking at their selection, I also noticed that they come in a variety of colors and patters, some of which I really like. So overall, I would say it’s an improvement over the regular bandana, mostly because it’s easier to get multiple uses out of it and I also find the material much softer.
Hoo Rag and Yoga?
So the real test came when I used the Hoo Rag during my yoga practice. When I practice yoga, I usually put my hair in low pigtails. This is because it’s out of my face while I’m doing standing poses, but I’m not laying on an uncomfortable ponytail when I do poses that require lying on my back.
So I placed the Hoo Rag on my head in the headband style, then put my hair in low pigtails (see picture at right).
After practicing yoga for several days while wearing the product, I decided that I do like it and will continue using it while I practice. The big thing I like about it is that it keeps the little wisps of hair and bangs out of your face while you practice. I’ve tried using regular headbands to do this, but I usually find them uncomfortable and take them off. I did not find the Hoo Rag at all uncomfortable so it’s easy to wear through the duration of my practice. I also like this more than a bandana because it stays on well. While bandanas slip off when I wear them while practicing.
Overall, I would recommend the Hoo Rag to someone who feels like their hair gets in their face while practicing, but find traditional headbands uncomfortable.
I’ve actually used the Hoo Rag for several other activities outside of yoga. I like wearing it just as a headband because it’s very comfortable. It doesn’t pull at your hair, and the material is soft.
I’ve also worn it as a hat and a scarf. It’s cold outside in Chicago right now, so if I’m already wearing it as a headband, I’ll just turn it into a scarf or hat to keep warm. I’ve even worn it while sleeping to keep the light out of my eyes.
Do I Recommend It?
Overall, yes. I was given this Hoo Rag in exchange for an honest review, so I did not know the price when I was using it. I personally wouldn’t pay more than $15 dollars for this product, but I was happy to see that it’s priced at $14.99. However with shipping it would put me over $20 which is a little steep. I hope to see this in stores at the $14.99 price tag, or even on Amazon with free Super Saving Shipping or the option of Free Prime shipping.