Sweat Bands vs. Athletic Body Contours

December 10, 2017

Hey loves.

 

Ive recently switched from wearing a sweat band while working out to wearing a body contour made for athletic use. I got some requests to do a comparison review so, here it is.

 

I've been using the body contour for about two weeks, working out 2-3 days per week. (Yes, I know that's not frequent enough.) I can't say that one is better than the other, but I do prefer the body contour and here's why...

 

 

Look

To be honest, I'm visually provoked. When I see pretty things I want them, and when brands started making this more complex cross between sweat bands and waist cinchers, I wanted the latter. In my opinion, the body contour is aesthetically more attractive than the sweat band because it contours (hint hint) to your body and looks more athletic.

 

Design/Structure

The design of the body contour actually does serve more of a purpose than looking nice. While the sweat band may be more comfortable initially, the contour has a structured back that betters posture, especially during a workout. I didn't think it was true before I tried it, but it does. I have scoliosis, an over-arched back, and lower back fractures, so the support is something I value. Plus, the abnormal curvatures in my torso create creases that the sweat band sinks into. That's uncomfortable.

 

Perspiration

Now, the sweat band definitely provokes sweating! That's what I love about it. After wearing it during a workout, my entire torso would be soaked! So far, the result isn't as intense after wearing the body contour during a workout. However, the fabric on the inside of the body contour is more breathable and absorbent than that of the sweat band. That and the fact that I don't run anymore could definitely skew the results.

 

Visual Results

Now y'all, if you don't already know, I'm skeptical of all this waist shaping talk. I definitely stay away from the cinchers, because that's not natural, and seems dangerous, to me. However, if i can sweat it off, I'm down. Somehow, I think this body contour is also shaping my waist. I'm not sure how, because I don't pull it tight enough to do so, but I have seen a small difference in my curves already. Hmmm... *clutches chin*

 

Overall Quality

Overall, the body contour is more durable and of a higher quality. I haven't had my sweat band for a year yet and it's already tearing (and it's made by a household name). On the other hand, my body contour is thicker and heavier. It just feels like it will last a long time. We'll see if I continue to see results.

 

Do you agree with the use of sweat bands, waist cinchers, and body contours?

 

See y'all later.

 

xoxo.😘

 

 

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