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MaxFlow: Review & Giveaway

Good morning! How was your weekend? Did you notice the tiny makeover the blog got? I’m a big fan of change, and I was itchin’ to change something!

We spent the majority of the weekend cleaning the house, and organizing our garage. It feels so good to start the new year off un-cluttered and squeaky clean! Saturday night we drove up to our college town and went to my old suite-mate’s wedding, and it was so fun to get dressed up and dance a little with the hubs. That doesn’t happen often!

I didn’t run any this weekend, but am ready to get back into the groove of things tonight! A little over a full week off after the marathon and my legs are ready to get moving again. If you missed it, I signed up for the Little Rock Half Marathon on March 2nd, and I’m hoping it will be a great PR race for me this year! I’m planning on taking advantage of the cooler weather to help keep those times down!

Today’s post is a product review AND a giveaway!!

When MaxFlow Sports contacted me asking if I would be willing to try out their headbands I was super excited. I LOVE a good headband, and I’m all for trying out new brands! The owner, Steve, and I turns out actually graduated from the same college, confirming that once again, this is a TINY world! He was extremely nice, and sent me a pack of two different headbands to try out, the same thing but just two different styles. I even got to pick my colors, how great is that??

MaxFlow was started upon noticing that his lacrosse players kept complaining about their headbands slipping off their heads. He did some research, and realized there in fact was not a technical headband out on the market that was designed to be non-stretch and non-slip. So, after a year of intense development, the MaxFlow Cross-Grip Hairband was born!

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Straight from their website: “Our proprietary, patent-pending Cross-Grip technology has unleashed the latest in science for hair control, no matter what your game. Most headbands slide, stretch out, and generally are a nuisance, but the latest head band from MaxFlowSports solves those problems through it‘s revolutionary innovation. Our Cross-Grip technology really does keep the band in place, and our special band compound helps it to return to it’s original form, even over time.”

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A good headband that stays on your head, doesn’t slide off, and one that you don’t have to bobby-pin, is a winner in my book. I wore these around for several days before writing this review, wore them to the gym for a run, and was very impressed at how well they stayed on. I’ve had similar looking headbands in the past, but the cross-grip technology truly does help it stay on MUCH better! I almost kept waiting for it to slide off so I kept grabbing at it out of habit, but each time I checked on it, it was still exactly right in place! Fan-tastic! It fits tightly, grips into my hair for a solid grip, and goes back to its original size after you wear it.

They come in a variety of colors, but of course I’m partial to the hot pink and the houndstooth!

I even took a short run with Miss. Truckee the other day, and knew that the true test of this headband would be rough housing with her and constantly bending down, running and stopping, and on and on. Proud to report, my MaxFlow headband stayed on the entire time!

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Now, Steve and the folks at MaxFlow have agreed to do a giveaway to one of YOU! Here is how you can enter:

1. Follow MaxFlow Sports on Twitter

2. Like MaxFlow Sports on Facebook

3. Follow MaxFlow Sports on Pinterest

4. Follow Sweet Miles on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

5. Tweet about the giveaway, being sure to mention BOTH @MaxFlowSports and @sarah_ingle1

6. Leave a comment saying why you would love to win a MaxFlow headband.

Then, leave a comment saying which of the above you did, each is worth one entry a piece, 6 total entries possible.

I will draw a winner on Friday, January 10.

But that’s not all! Even if you aren’t the lucky winner, MaxFlow has also set up a promo code just for Sweet Miles readers! At checkout, when prompted, just enter “iwantin” and you’ll be able to purchase a MaxFlow Cross-Grip headband at a discounted rate.

Good luck!

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56 Comments

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    January 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Followed you on twitter! I have yet to find a headband that doesn’t come off my head, so these would be amazing to have around!
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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    These look fantastic! I’m always on the lookout for nonslip headbands. Nothing drives me more crazy while running than having little hairs blowing over my face when I’m trying to concentrate!

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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    And I am now following them on Twitter.

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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    And I like them on Facebook now!

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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    And I’m following them on Pinterest!

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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Bree
    January 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Okay seriously, this is my last one…getting ridiculous! I tweeted about the giveaway as well!

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    Marissa @Barefoot Colorado
    January 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

    How cute are these headbands?? I’m a headband lover myself!
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    Ganeeban
    January 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    If these are as good as you suggest, then I really hope I do win! It is so hard to find a headband to stay on your head. The brand I’m obsessed with stopped making the ones I buy, so I’ve been on the hunt for awhile. I wish the lulu one’s would stay on my head, but they just don’t! I am now following you both on Twitter and I re-tweeted your giveaway tweet!

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    Hayley Hentzen
    January 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I am entering the Max Flow giveaway because I need to find a headband that can be cute, fun, and fashionable but not have to be bobbi pinned to my hair. I haven’t found headbands that work and will stay in my hair whatsoever! Headbands I have gotten in the past, with the intention of being useful, have not worked because of my fine/sleek hair and end up being a unnecessary accessory just to look cute (but serve no purpose). I would love to have my tiny whispy hairs pulled back and still look cute!

    I Have Completed:

    1. Following MaxFlow Sports on Twitter

    2. Liking MaxFlow Sports on Facebook

    4. Follow Sweet Miles on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

    5. Tweeted about the giveaway, and mentioned BOTH @MaxFlowSports and @sarah_ingle1

    6. Leave a comment telling why I want a MaxFlow headband.

    As always, i love reading your blog Sarah! I hope you get in some Sweet Miles this week!

    -Hayley

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    Nikki@will run for pizza
    January 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Following macflow on FB, twitter, and pinterest! And I’m already following you everywhere! Haha. Love me a good headband that stays on my head!!!
    So funny I was thinking about changing up my blog too! Love me some change!
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    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
    January 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Love the new little changes to the blog. How did you do the fade in fade out headers? P.S. I want your dog! 🙂
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    Kristen
    January 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I followed both you and MaxFlow sports on twitter! And now for entry #3, why I want to win: I have such a hard time finding a headband that actually stays on my head! I think I have a weird shaped head so it’s impossible to find ones that work. I hope I get a chance to try this!
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    Anna @ Running On Plenty
    January 7, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Well I want one just so I can look as cool as you when I run! Lolz (but really, I followed MaxFlow – and of course I follow you!)

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    Heather @fitncookies
    January 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I’d love to win this headband so my hair stays out of my face and I can see where I’m running!
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    Heather @fitncookies
    January 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I follow you on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest!
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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’d love to win a headband because my bangs are always in my face.

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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Following MaxFlow Sports on twitter

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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Following MaxFlow Sports on facebook

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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Following MaxFlow Sports on pinterest

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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Following Sweet Miles on all 3 accounts.

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    Kishna
    January 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    maxflow sports followed on twitter

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    maxflow sports liked on facebook

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    maxflow sports followed on pinterest

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    sweet miles followed on twitter, facebook and pinterest

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/polyclaygirl/status/420668874741137408

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    PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl)
    January 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    my hair is forever in my face while working out. i’ve never had a headband not slip off my head. this one sounds good.

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    January 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I cannot believe I wasn’t already following you on Twitter!! I am now!

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    January 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I am always up for trying new headbands, plus I need to add more to my collection!!

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    January 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I am following MaxFlow on Twitter and liked them on FB!

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    January 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Ok, one last comment….I tweeted your giveaway! 😀

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    Cailey
    January 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Picture this: running, running, about to beat a personal record, feel headband slipping, headband falls out, can’t see, try to put headband back on, then headphones fall out, trip, fall. True story! Don’t want that to happen again. Ha!
    Super love hearing about your running experiences… I’m trying so hard to be a more dedicated runner. Your blog helps so much!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    January 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I recently discovered work out headbands and ever since I have been OBSESSED! I have NOOOOO CLUE where the hell I had been, seriously!!!!! They keep ALL of those really really annoy fly away hairs OUT OF YOUR FACE! YESSSS 😀
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    amy C
    January 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I would love to win one, as my hair is ALWAYS getting caught in my face. So annoying!

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    Tina G
    January 8, 2014 at 1:15 am

    FUN!! love the headbands.
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    Tami
    January 8, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I would love a headband that doesn’t slip off my apparently odd shaped head 🙂
    I follow you on twitter

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    Tami
    January 8, 2014 at 2:21 am

    I follow you on Facebook

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    Tami
    January 8, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I follow MaxFlow of twitter

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    Tami
    January 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I follow MaxFlow of Facebook too

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    Deeva G
    January 8, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    1. followed on twitter
    2. liked on FB
    3. followed on pinterest
    4. following on twitter, fb and pinterest.
    5. tweeted https://twitter.com/Running13Point1/status/421009341471137792
    6. I have tried all kinds of headbands. None have worked 100%. I’d love to try this one.

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/concordian925/status/421323899146477568

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

    following maxflow sports on twitter.

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I liked the maxflow sports page on facebook

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

    following maxflow sports on pinterest

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

    following sarah on twitter

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

    liked sweet miles on facebook

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

    following sweet miles pins

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    J Marie
    January 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    My hair is ALWAYS getting in my face while working out. This headband might be my savior!

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    B. Hare
    January 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    1. followed on twitter
    2. liked on FB
    3. followed on pinterest
    4. Following on twitter, liked on fb, followed on pinterest
    5. Tweeted about headband giveaway
    6. I would love to win this for my wife so I don’t have to hear about how annoyed she is with her bangs while running. lol

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    soawesomesauce (@soawesomesauce1)
    January 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    1. Following MaxSports on Twitter
    2. Liked the MaxSports FB page
    3. Following MaxSports pinterest boards.
    4. Followed/Liked/Followed Sweet Miles
    5. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/soawesomesauce1/status/421396930430640128
    6. I’d love to try this brand of headband.

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    Samantha Lockhart
    January 10, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I followed all accounts! I started becoming serious about running and working out over the summer. I cant even tell you how many headbands Ive bought that just never stay on. Its so annoying to be working out or running and constantly fixing your headband because it doesnt stay in place.

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    Rene
    January 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I am definitely going to try these! I haven’t found a headband that stays on my head the whole run. Thanks for sharing! Love the pic of you and your dog too. She’s beautiful. PS. Happy SITS day today 🙂

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    Jessica @ RunYourMuttOff
    February 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I followed MaxFlow Sports on Twitter.

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    Jessica @ RunYourMuttOff
    February 13, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Why I would love to win a MaxFlow headband… I haven’t bought any headbands because I’m always skeptical that some velvet or whatnot will make it stay. This grippy backing looks like it would really work!

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