September 9, 2010

Favorite Things: Goody Ouchless Comfort-Flex Barrettes

Have you ever had one of those weeks where nothing is going right? You know, the times where every mole hill feels like a mountain and trials you would normally handle with ease almost bring on 2-year-old style temper tantrums. Yep, we've all been there. It's funny how in those times of emotional wear we find comfort in the little things. In my most recent bout of inappropriate hardship I developed an even greater love for my new favorite barrettes.

Yes, for just under $4 I was able to turn that frown upside down. Did a barrette solve my problems or eliminate obstacles? No. However while practicing yoga it kept my hair back out of my face in a nice twist. Even through inversions and faster flows it stays in place, no fussing and adjusting. Then when it came time for savasana I didn't have to take it out! If you don't lie on the floor in Corpse pose often this may seem like a little thing but when you're able to just be there and breathe without dealing with the hair or barrettes that cause discomfort it is a really nice feeling.

Available at many grocers and drugstores these barrettes come in two sizes. The large is great for twists where all my hair is folded up. The small barrettes are wonderful for pulling half my hair back or twisting it up with the ends poking out. Not only are they great for yoga but for styling the post-bike helmet hair they're awesome. I have actually been able to wear them under my bike helmet as well. The design is so minimal it doesn't create pressure points or pain.

While I can't say the barrettes work miracles, give me greater clarity or anything else of huge magnitude I can say they give me just one less thing to worry about. On good days that's wonderful, on bad days that's even better.

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