Poshei is one of those smaller brands that you can find on Amazon. Aside from sports headbands, they also sell bandanas, face masks, and foot arch supports, all of which can be used by both men and women. As far as we know, they don’t actually sell any apparel.
More About Poshei
Not much is known about Poshei other than the fact that they sell various accessories on Amazon. While it’s not explicitly said, it’s likely that their products are imported from China. From the looks of it, their headbands are their most popular product with nearly 3,000 reviews on the site.
What Kind of Headbands Do They Sell?
Poshei sells headbands that are designed for running, yoga, basketball, hiking, etc. If anything, they can be worn for pretty much any type of sport. Not only are they stylish, but they’ll help keep your eyes away from sweat, which is important when you’re working out.
Lightweight and practical, they feature one-size-fits-all technology. In other words, you won’t have to worry about it not staying in place. They’re easy to put on as well—there’s no need for tying knots or anything like that.
Taking Care of Your Sports Headband
Like we said earlier, these headbands are designed to keep sweat from getting into your eyes. In other words, the headband itself will come into contact with your sweat. Given that, it’s important that you clean them regularly. In fact, the company recommends that you wring the headband every 45 minutes when you’re sweating and exercising.
While that works to prevent sweat from building up, it won’t actually clean the fabric. Yes, you guessed it—you do have to wash it with soap and water. If anything, just treat the headband like any other type of sportswear. You wouldn’t re-wear a sweaty t-shirt before washing it, would you?
Keep in mind, however, that their headbands tend to be quite delicate due to the elastic. The last thing that you want is to stretch it out during the washing process—that means that it won’t fit properly on your head anymore! The good news is that these accessories are generally easy to wash, as long as you know what you’re doing. If you want, you can even wash them with the rest of your workout clothes.
For those of you who need some pointers, keep reading—we’ll be going over the step-by-step washing instructions below.
What Are Their Sports Headbands Made Of?
Their sports headbands are made of polyester and spandex. More specifically, 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Here’s what you need to know about the two materials:
Polyester is a manmade fabric that’s often used for sportswear such as tops and jackets. Not only that, but it’s used for accessories as well such as headbands. Why? It has moisture-wicking properties, which means that it’s able to pull sweat from the skin to the surface, where it can evaporate. Strong and durable, it’s capable of withstanding most things including wind, water, and abrasion. Not only that, but it’s naturally quick drying.
Spandex is another name that you often seen used in activewear. Also known as elastane, the material is different from others in that it’s super elastic. Used for sportswear, it provides stretch and flexibility, both of which are vital when you’re working out. Given that, it’s not surprising to know that it’s also used for headbands—since well, it has to fit around your head. It’s worth pointing out, however, that it’s never used by itself; instead, it’s blended with another textile.
By combining polyester and spandex, the resulting headbands are more durable and elastic compared to if only one fabric was used.
Two Easy Ways That You Can Wash Your Poshei Headbands
Their headbands may be moisture-wicking but that doesn’t mean that all of the sweat will just magically disappear. If anything, they can become quite moist, given the fact that they’re worn around the head. That’s why it’s so important to wash them promptly—you don’t want to wait until they start emitting an odor! Anyway, there are two main ways to wash these accessories and we’ll be going over them in detail below.
Method 1: Putting Your Poshei Headbands in the Wash With Your Clothes
Their headbands are made from polyester and spandex—the same materials that most leggings, tops, etc, are made of. Considering that, it only makes sense that they too are machine washable. In fact, that’s probably the easiest and quickest way to clean them.
Note: It’s a good idea to soak your Poshei headbands first before using the washing machine if they’re excessively dirty or smelly. All you have to do is fill a tub or container with water and add in half a scoop or so of ACTIVE detergent. White vinegar can also be used if odor is an issue. Once you’ve soaked the headband for 15-20 minutes, you can load it into the machine (after putting it in a laundry bag).
As far as the actual steps go, it’s quite straightforward. Start by placing the headband into a mesh garment bag. The purpose of the bag is to prevent the headband from getting thrown around. Not to mention that it can also get caught on the other items that you’re washing. Put it simply, the bag provides an extra layer of protection so that your headband won’t be exposed to as much abuse.
Pro-tip: Feel free to wash your sports headband with your other workout clothes and gear. If anything, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Just make sure that everything is kept separate in their own bags so that nothing will get tangled.
Take out your ACTIVE detergent bag and put in one scoop of the powder into the machine. Do not use more than one scoop unless you’re washing a large load—it can leave residual powder on the items. Also, do not use any fabric softeners; those products are not recommended for sportswear as it voids the moisture-wicking finish.
Set the washer to a cold setting and wash on gentle. Wait for it to finish rinsing before taking out your items and letting them air dry indoors in a well-ventilated area. Do not put the sports headbands into a dryer as the heat can ruin the spandex fibers that give it its elasticity.
Method 2: Washing Your Poshei Headbands By Hand
One great thing about sports headbands is that you can easily wash them with a bit of detergent in the sink—you don’t have to use the washer if you don’t want to. If anything, it’s very similar to the soaking step that we mentioned earlier.
Start by placing the headband in a tub or bucket. Add cold water until the container is three-quarters full and put in half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent. Put your hand in the water and swish to help the powder dissolve. Once it’s sudsy, you can rub the headband material against itself to remove dirt and oils.
Afterward, let it soak for 20 or so minutes. The ACTIVE detergent will go deep into the fibers to remove sweat and debris. From there, rinse the headband free of soap with running water. Don’t stop rinsing until it’s clear that there’s no more detergent on the fabric. It’s a good idea to give the item a few presses while you’re doing this to squeeze out any residual soap that’s trapped inside.
Soak up the excess water with a towel or cloth and lay the headband flat to dry. Remember, do not put it out in the sun or in the dryer.
Deodorizing Your Poshei Headbands
Sports headbands have a tendency of getting smelly. Don’t worry, though, there is more than one way to get rid of the stench!
Removing the Odor with White Vinegar
White vinegar is something that most of us probably already have lying around the house. The great thing about it is that you can actually use it to deodorize your clothes and headbands! Basically, what you want to do is soak the item in it. Start by filling a small container or bucket with water. Add in half a cup or so of white vinegar (it depends on how much water you’re using) and put the Poshei headband in. There’s no need to add detergent or soap. Let it soak for at least 20 minutes before washing as normal.
Removing the Odor with Baking Soda
Baking soda is great for deodorizing as well. Similar to the above method, you want to mix it with water—about half a cup or so should do, depending on the amount of water that’s in the bucket. Make sure that it’s fully dissolved before dunking in your headbands; the fabric should be completely immersed. Let it soak for around 20 minutes before rinsing and washing as normal.
Note: You can also use the washing machine for the above two methods. In other words, instead of soaking the headband in vinegar or baking soda, you can add those things directly to the washer. If anything, it’s just an extra step that you can do to help get rid of the stench.