I would like to share some information about a new product I was introduced to while at The Running Event in December.
Handana, a high performance fashionable sweatband. It is made of supplex lycra, soft like cotton but wicking and faster drying than cotton. They are available in 5 sizes and over 16 colors.
The Handana was created by Katie Niemeyer from Austin, TX. Many years ago she was diagnosed with SJS, Stephens-Johnson Syndrome, an autoimmune reaction causing your skin to blister to the point of 2nd to 3rd degree burns. When she started running, the SJS left her eyes very sensitive and when sweat dripped into them they would burn badly to the point of not being able to complete her run. She started to wrap a bandana around her hand to wipe the sweat and eventually the Handana was created. It wraps around your hand, not your wrist, leaving fingers and wrist free for movement. You can use both sides to wipe sweat.
Here is a great video with Katie explaining a little more about Handana.
Handana can be purchased online and coming to specialty stores near you. If you live in the Gulf Coast of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana and would like to see these in your speciality running or yoga stores, please let me know.