The viral sponge spa headband is all over social media and Amazon. But it may not be the best solution for healthy hair or long-term wear. This article explains the difference between the popular viral headband and a pure silk glam band from Mulberry Park Silks.
The design team at Mulberry Park Silks is always here for a great viral trend (just keep it safe and legal, fam). And we weren’t at all surprised to see a super cute viral TikTok headband popping up across our social feeds on repeat. It’s affordable, adorable, and gives us major Anne Boleyn in the Tudor court vibes (yes!). But eventually we got to wondering whether it really lives up to all the hype and viral love. Read on as we do a deeper dive.
Pure Mulberry Silk: The Best Fabric for Your Hair
Our whole business is silk pillowcases, bedding, and accessories. That means we know a thing or two about how different fabrics treat your hair. And if you’re a regular visitor to this site, you’ve likely read a blog or seen a video where we talk about how silk outperforms cotton and other fabrics for managing tangles, breakage and frizz; keeping hair moisturized; and preserving your style. Our pure mulberry silk is truly amazing for your hair (and skin); this is why you’ll find us regularly expanding our product line to offer more products to pamper your hair like silk head scarves, silk scrunchies and—most recently—our 22 momme silk glam band.
Comparing the Spa Sponge Headband with Mulberry Park Silks Glam Band
About the TikTok Spa Sponge Headband
A simple search for “spa sponge headband” yields dozens of these products, all similar in design and price. For comparison purposes today, we will use the Mimi and Co version of the headband sold on Amazon.
Our take: This product is fashionable and fun to wear. You also can’t argue with the price. However, in our view, you should not be wearing this type of headband for any extended period because terry cloth is absorbent and, over the course of wearing, will actually pull precious moisture and/or hair products out from your hair. Additionally, it is not clear precisely what fabric is used for this headband; the weave is labeled “terry” but we are not sure if it is made of cotton, a blend, or an artificial synthetic fabric. We also don’t know the safety of this fabric. Finally, this headband is fashioned over a rigid plastic frame, which means it cannot be washed in the machine.
About the Mulberry Park Silks 22 Momme Glam Band
The Mulberry Park Silk Glam Band is made from pure, 22 momme silk of the highest quality (6A), the same as our signature sheets. It was designed specifically to hold hair back during workouts, skin care treatments, and daily makeup application and removal. While a traditional makeup headband can tug and damage delicate regrowth at the hairline, our Glam Band is gentle to prevent breakage and damage.
Silk also helps hair and skin retain moisture and helps to your pricey hair and skin products stay where they belong! Available in seven colors. One size fits all comfortably with an adjustable Velcro closure (secure yet smooth enough to slip in and out of hair without tugging). Price is $36.