Headband, the Afternoon Buzz

For those who like to relax in the afternoon, headband is the strain for you. The toke is smooth and the scents are lemony and diesel. Although a creeper weed, the high lasts for hours.

Headband is an indica dominant hybrid. The genetics are linked to Sour Diesel, Master Kush and OG Kush. Other phenotypes of headband are sativa dominant hybrids.

Whichever one you purchase, headband is still a potent hybrid. This is not the type of herb you’d smoke before going to work. If something needs your undivided attention it is not recommended that people consume headband.

Several Types of Headband

There are several renditions of headband in today’s market. Companies like Apothocary Genetics, Humboldt Seed Organization and Dr. Greenthumb all created their own version of headband. But they all share similar reports.

Headband is a sneaky herb with a high that starts in your head and slowly trickles down your body. The yields produced are high and the flowering times are relatively short. The parents are Sour Diesel and OG Kush.

Some companies produce strain versions that are sativa dominant. But, the effects are generally the same. They still don’t recommended using headband while working or to use as a focusing herb.

Headbands is an Award-Winning Strain

Loud Seeds’ version of headband won them the 2013 San Francisco High Times Medical Cup Hybrid award. However, their strain is a cross between Chem 91 x Mass Super Skunk X Sensi Seed Northern Lights.

Louds Seeds' is aware that headband is usually a cross between Sour Diesel and an OG Kush. But they purchased their clone variant from the east coast. For Loud Seeds, it was an easy clone to take care of and claim that it is extremely stable.

Loud Seeds’ version of headband is indica dominant. They don’t recommend growing their version of headband indoors. Otherwise, it is an easy strain to grow with a flowering time of about 67 days.

Growing Headband

Depending on the skills of the grower, headband can be easy to grow but it takes effort. Headband tends to grow large amounts of leaves that need constant pruning to improve air circulation. But the extra effort is worth it because headband has the capability of producing high yields.

It grows to medium height, not too tall and not too short. It’ll flowers quickly, within 7-9 weeks. It grows best in temperatures between 70 -80°F (21-27°C). Headband also does best in humidity conditions kept at 50%.

Headband tests show that it constantly averages around 15% THC levels. But don’t let those numbers fool you. Headband is one of those strains where the numbers don’t accurately tell you how high you can get. Regardless of the test results, headband always provides a strong head and body buzz.

Sneaky Headband

Headband smells like pungent lemons with a hint of diesel. Others report that headband also has a peppery taste on the inhale followed by a subtle pine finish on the exhale. The smoke is smooth and not harsh or stingy.

Headband is a feel-good strain but makes the head feel spacy and foggy. The high starts in the head that feels like a headband. People report feeling pressure behind their eyes and in their cranium.

After a few minutes the high starts to trickle down, feeling like a wonderful body buzz. New consumers beware, the high sneaks up on people. Don’t over toke or you’ll crash hard on your couch and get a headache.

The Effects of Headband

The feel-good effects are happy, relaxed, and euphoric. Patients love this strain because it helps alleviate symptoms of stress, depression and pain. People get the munchies when taking this strain, but they also get a strong case of cotton mouth.

Have some water nearby and you’ll be fine. However, for those who smoke a lot of headband, they’ll be too high to care about cotton mouth. There’ll have a cool glass of water within arms-reach, they just need to sit up to grab it but they won’t. They won’t care to reach over for a drink because they are so high.

Some negative symptoms of headband include dry eyes, headaches, dizziness and anxiety. New smokers tend to keep toking and toking until they start feeling high. That is a bad idea, its best take a couple puffs and then put it down and wait until the high sets in.

Let us know what your experiences are with this strain! Would you recommend it? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments down below. Thanks for reading.



Adam Rhodes

An adventure seeking nerd, nothing too serious but people seem to like him, Adam is also the creator and writer for The Strain Domain



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