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Ironically enough, myths are a fact of life. Without myths there wouldn’t be stories, legends, bedtime tales. Nessie wouldn’t exist, alien movies would be a thing of the past - even mythology would cease to be relevant.

But, sometimes, myths can be unnecessary.

For today’s blog post, we are going to debunk the biggest myths common with the wristband industry. From funny to dangerous to silly, check out below the 5 myths that could be affecting your decision to buy!

They Are Cesspools For Germs

A person washing away the germ with soap. Wristbands are known to carry germs.

One fact vs. fiction claim we’ve heard before is that wristbands cause sicknesses due to the amount of germs collected onto the band.

Although many products are at risk for bacteria and microbes, it doesn’t mean these products directly cause future infections.

People love to wear wristbands for weeks at a time, and because of that, they are at risk for germs being collected every day. If someone isn’t mindful of their cleanliness, of course bacteria will build up around the area where the germs collect. So if you don’t wash your hands consistently, your wrists, arms, and bracelets, could also be affected.

As long as you clean your wristband or cleanse it with bleach, germs will not be an everyday hazard.

All Wristbands Are The Same

4 different color of tyvek wristbands.

It may seem like all wristbands look alike, but they are more different than you think. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of wristbands - silicone and Tyvek.

With Tyvek, you can change the solid color or the pattern on the paper, but there’s usually only the paper Tyvek to choose from. Silicone, however, is abundant with various changes. For starters, at Rapid Wristbands, there are seven different kinds of wristbands. With each one, you can change the style, font type, color, size, and design of the wristband.  

Silicone Can Break Easily

An individual wearing a black wristband.

At Rapid Wristbands, we hear of many worries from customers. One popular fear we get is that of breakage from rubber wristbands.

“Will our bands eventually break or get damaged?”

Simply put, no.

Silicone is made of a highly-durable, flexible rubber-like material that can withstand heat and is made with little to no toxic chemicals. Compared to plastic, they are the better option. If taken care of well, custom rubber wristbands are able to last for years and years, making them more environmentally friendly than their plastic counterpart.

Power Balance Bands

An individual wearing a black balance wristband.

Power balance bands were the bracelet to have from 2008 - 2012. They ensured balance and strength due to their hologram technology based on Easter philosophies related to energy (i.e. chakras).

And then a lawsuit hit.

Power Balance bands were sued by consumers for the lack of promise granted by the bands. It turns out they didn’t offer strength or balance or a combination of the two, they were just your run-of-the-mill rubber wristbands with a thin polyester film in the center of the band.

Power Balance knew it, too. There was no definitive science to back up their claims. Not even on their website can you find it. They settled the lawsuit with $57 million dollars, and declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

You Can Only Wear Wristbands Once

An individual wearing an event wristband.

Now this myth is only half-true. Tyvek wristbands are bands popular for single use, specifically events. Tyvek wristbands are used festivals and concerts due to their durable yet easy-to-cut nature. When you’re done with the event, you can remove it with scissors with just one cut.

That’s not always the case now. Nowadays, wearing your event wristband days after the event is becoming more common. Wristbands serve as a reminder - memories of what you did to have you wear that bracelet. They are permanent momentums. This is why wristbands can be worn more than once - it’s a physical gift of a time long past. 

Final Thoughts

We hope these myths were as entertaining as the Iliad. If not, we at least hope your fears for some of these myths were expelled. Myths can be worrisome and they can be alarming, and if you believe them, they do more harm than good.

In the meantime, if you want to order wristbands, simply click the button below!

 

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