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“Velcro,” for your hair | Dariya Hair Pad review & giveaway

The product: Dariya Hair Pad (Magic Hair Pad dupe)

So – hair pads? A little strange. But at the same time, you kind of look at the pad and go “huh. Why hadn’t anyone thought of this sooner?

For those of you who haven’t heard of them before, hair pads (or “fringe holders”) are pieces of velcro-like material designed to keep your hair out of your face. It’s so simple, but for whatever reason, they just haven’t really taken off the way that hair elastics and headbands have!

Unlike elastic-based hair accessories, they don’t squish your hair to your head – so if you’ve, say, already curled your hair, they won’t wreck your curls. I use mine when I wash my face, but they can also be used for things like putting on your contacts or doing your makeup; anything that you’d need to hold your bangs or front layers back for, really.

The Dariya pads are $4.99 for a pack of two (reg $7.99) through AJHairPad.com, who were kind enough to send these in. Each piece is 6.5x10cm, and features little bristle-like hairs: unlike velcro, there aren’t hooks and loops, so they slide into and out of your hair with ease (but have just enough hold to stay in while you’re using them). I think they’re probably best for shorter layers or bangs, but they do a more than decent job in my long layers, too.

Win it

The Dariya pads aren’t too costly to begin with, but we do have a pack (in pink) to give away! You have until next Saturday at midnight to get your entries in, and we’ll contact the winner by email during the week of the 27th.

This giveaway is open internationally, and will be opened to comment entries in one week’s time. Good luck!



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  • I love these. I need to get another one. My kid stole mine!

  • Can we see some pics of these in action?

    • Haven't had the time to take photographs recently, but I'l try to get one up soon! :)

  • Um, what? I have never heard of these. They don't…hurt? :P

    • a;slkdjgh sorry that this reply is so late! But no, they don't even tug :P

  • Beth Quah Soo Jing

    This is an incredibly cute piece of handy accessory! oh my my haha!

  • Paris B

    These are amazing stuff! I have a set I bought from the Sasa store locally (its very cheap) and I use it every morning. At least it doesn't give me hairband hair and holds up my fringe perfectly. If it helps, here's a pic of mine :) http://www.mywomenstuff.com/2011/03/28/mystery-it

  • dani@callitbeauty

    HO-M-G, this stuff is amazeballs!

    I just said amazeballs -____-.

  • Jamilla

    I've got the pink ones and they work great!

  • These are so useful for when you're getting ready!

  • I used to love these things! Got a couple with a generic palette purchase on Ebay but then I lost them :(

  • Now this is a first – something I really have never seen before! I cut bangs several months ago and now I always want to get them off my face – lol! Thanks for another great review Rae!!

  • So cool! I hate how my bangs get all wet when I wash my face. These would be perfect!

  • Sadi

    I would love to try these. Thankss for doing this

  • gaya

    Gosh this looks so beautiful. I really wanna win this one

    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  • Dena

    I would love to try this!

  • Zoe

    I have really long that like to get in the way when I do makeup, these would be so perfect!
    My recent post Product Launch: New Sigma Brush Sets!

  • I´d love to try!

  • Cocovanilla

    I'd like to try this. + The packaging looks cute!

  • BooBooNinja
    • BooBooNinja

      ps I accidentally submitted the wrong twitter link. It should be: https://twitter.com/#!/MysteriousWho/status/13883

      • YOU'RE ON TWITTER! I did not know this!

        Tell me you use it. Please for the love of god TELL ME YOU USE IT SO I CAN FOLLOW YOU.

        *crazed ramblings*

        • BooBooNinja

          Awww Rae, you're so sweet! I don't really use twitter except to enter contests. I don't have a smart phone so I find there's no point to tweeting. Plus, I have a tough enough time checking my emails. :(

          I follow you though and I went to Rexall because of your heads-up tweet re: 50% off face cosmetics.
          I wanted to get the Marcelle translucent powder you recommended. Unfortunately, my Rexall doesn't carry the loose powder, only the pressed powder. Booo. On the topic of the translucent powder would you recommend I get the powder in "translucent" or "translucent medium"? I'm NC20/25. Thanks!

          • Go back and get it, girl!! I have the loose version too, and love it – for slightly different reasons.

            Obviously, the loose powder is more cost effective ($70g for under $15), but with the 50% off sale, I'd probably actually recommend the pressed ;) It's so much more transportable, and it's a different formula (which is why I find it's worth having both of them around).

            The loose powder goes on and really is translucent , but the pressed just has a teensy bit more coverage. The finish is more matte, and might need a bit more buffing in, but sort of "smooths" everything over, if that makes sense? It's sort of like wearing a satin-matte sheer tinted moisturizer: there's no actual coverage, but because the finish is just spot-on, it makes your skin look just a bit more flawless.

            asdlkfjgh I need to get my ass in gear and REVIEW the damn thing instead of continuing to write comment-essays about it >.<

          • BooBooNinja

            ah haa haa haa.:D
            Yeah, write a review! I don't know if I'll have time to go to Rexall's this week, but I'll try try try.
            I'm doing a practicum right now and the commute is crazy. bleaghghghhhh.
            How are things for you? How many more year(s) do you have to go with your degree?

          • Ugh like a million! >.< I'm not taking a full course load because of my health stuff, so I honestly have no idea how long I'm going to be in school for. What are you doing your practicum for?

            (I hope you can find time to make it to Rexall tomorrow! If not, well, there's always next time :p)

      • IN OTHER NEWS, I've hit the point of exhaustion where most of my thoughts are incomprehensible and mostly in caps lock.

        ALSO, THAT VIDEO WAS AMAZING AND I LOVED IT.

  • lizzy!

    I've seen these in a rather cute bow shape!I wonder how well they'd perform with medium thick bangs..annnnywho thanks:)

  • Dena

    I am currently listening to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUjWJSnGVB0
    Even though I'm over hearing covers of this song XD

  • Adela

    Done. Problem solved.

  • I'd love to try this hair pad. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • I'm new. I just wanted to thank you for having this giveaway.