Wristbands have been a popular way to show your support for various causes. They were first introduced in the early 2000s. One of the most notable is the “Livestrong” silicone wristband which was worn to show support for Lance Armstrong who battled and survived cancer.
These are more than accessories, for many wristbands have a special meaning. That’s why it’s important to give them extra love and care.
There’s nothing worse than finding out that your favorite wristband has snapped in two.
What if we told you that there is a way to keep your favorite accessories in tip-top shape? Contrary to belief, it is possible to maintain the quality of your silicone wristband.
In this guide, we tell you everything you need to know about silicone wristband maintenance.
What is the Lifespan of a Silicone Wristband?
In general, silicone will is a pretty durable material. It’s the most used material for things like watch straps and exercise bands. Though with wear and tear it does deteriorate over time.
Silicone will last for around 2 years or more. If a silicone wristband breaks after a few weeks or months, then it was most likely made with poor quality material.
Signs of Wear and Tear
As stated above, high-quality silicone can usually withstand everyday wear but it is not indestructible. Here are a few signs of wear and tear:
One of the major signs of damage in a silicone wristband is cracking. This is especially the case if you wear it on a daily basis and during vigorous exercise.
Cracking is also caused by exposure to heat and the sun. This dries out the material and makes it brittle.
Ripping and Grazing
Another sign of damage to your silicone wristband is ripping. This is caused by general wear and is put under extreme pressure. This includes stretching or constantly pulling at it. It could even
How to Make Your Wristband Last
Wondering how you can make your wristbands last longer than a few months? Here are simple ways to ensure it withstands the test of time:
Take Your Wristband Off At Night
The constant tossing and turning while you’re sleeping could wear at the edges of your wristband. Therefore, remember to take it off before you begin counting sheep.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Harsh and abrasive chemicals erode the material of your wristband. So, take it off when you’re cleaning with harsh cleaning products.
Also, chlorine from swimming pools also damage silicone wristbands, so be sure to remove it before swimming.
Don’t Leave Wristband in Direct Sunlight
As stated earlier, heat and sunlight could cause the wristband to dry out and become brittle. So try not to have it exposed to heat and sunlight for extended periods of time.
Don’t Stretch It
Silicone wristbands can withstand stretching but overstretching it will cause damage. Refrain from stretching it multiple times.
Create Your Own Wristband
Looking for a new silicone wristband that you can cherish forever? Craft your own with Make Your Wristbands.
Create one dedicated to a specific cause or just for fun. You can choose from an array of color combinations and fonts. What are you waiting for? Make a silicone wristband today!
Keep Your Silicone Wristband Looking Like New
Your silicone wristband can last for more than 2 years if you take the proper precautions to avoid damage. For more content like this, subscribe to our newsletter.