Move Over Filter Masks, Double Face Masks Are Here to Stay

February 22, 2021

Move Over Filter Masks, Double Face Masks Are Here to Stay

Recent studies by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) suggest wearing two face masks is now one of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and Headbands of Hope has just the solution you need to stay safe while looking stylish.

What the Top Medical Experts are Saying

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been given countless pieces of advice for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including the best masks to wear and how to properly wear them. Now, leading medical experts from Dr. Fauci to the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have all agreed that aside from wearing FDA certified medical grade N95, NK95 or KF94 filter masks, wearing two masks is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. So, how exactly does double masking help?

How Does Double Masking Help?

In this recent study conducted by the CDC, researchers determined that when a person (and the people around them) wears two masks (a cloth or surgical mask over another surgical mask) the risk of transmitting infectious respiratory droplets is reduced by as much as 95%, a more than 50% increase than single masking alone. Researchers went on to explain that regardless of whether you’re wearing the best face masks with filters or wearing two face masks, if your mask doesn’t fit properly, it’s not going to be very effective. 

The same CDC study also pointed out that knotting the ear loops of a surgical mask, then tucking and flattening the extra material close to the face is the ideal way to wear your surgical mask under your second surgical or cloth double face mask. 

How Should Your Face Masks Fit?

From day one, the CDC advised that masks be properly worn, emphasizing the need to choose a mask that fits snugly against your face and over the mouth, nose and chin. Additionally, they recommend wearing a cloth mask with multiple layers of fabric, or wearing one disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.

How Headband of Hope’s Double Masks Can Help

At Headbands of Hope, we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise style for safety. For this reason, all of Headband of Hope’s double face masks are made with two layers of fabric and adjustable straps for the most personalized and comfortable fitting double face masks anywhere.

By doubling our fabric (100% cotton inside, polyester and spandex blend on the outside), we’ve created a reusable two-masks-in-one system, giving you not one, not two, but three layers of protection when used in conjunction with a surgical mask. And since our face masks have adjustable ear straps, you’ll get the best fit for your face that surgical masks alone cannot provide.

girl wearing mask

Our mask packs come with three of the cutest double mask designs and are available in sizes to fit everyone in the family. Kids will love having their own special kids face masks that fit their little faces perfectly, and you’ll love our adult face mask packs with gorgeous blues, blush pinks, fun designs and classic plaid and denim patterns for him. Pair your mask with a trendy button headband to accentuate any outfit while keeping your hair and mask in place!

As we continue to navigate life during the pandemic, Headbands of Hope has the stylish and trendy double face mask options you need to look your best while staying safe. And since we donate a headband to a child with an illness with every purchase, you can feel confident knowing your purchase of a double layered mask is going the extra mile to support those in need. Shop today!

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