Cannabis Strain Review: Headband
Gibson Lannister shares his thoughts on the indica-dominant strain, Headband.
Headband (aka Yorkshire) is a fantastic, indica-dominant hybrid strain. It draws its lineage from OG Kush and Sour Diesel. The name Headband comes from the slight pressure one may feel around the forehead and temples, akin to wearing a headband. If I could use one word to describe this strain it would be versatile.
What is the Headband strain?
Headband is a very potent, THC-heavy strain that should be used by those with a reasonably high THC tolerance. Headband on average contains 20-27 per cent THC. The batch I was enjoying was measured at 23.3 per cent THC and less than one per cent CBD. I found it strong but not completely overpowering. The feeling was definitely indica-dominant with a relaxing and mellow feel from head to toe. The only downside was some serious dry mouth, so keep a drink close by.
Visually, Headband is an enticing strain. The tight, compact nuggets are medium to dark green, and are covered in trichomes and a thick mane of orange hairs. The buds are crumbly and easy to break apart. The flavor and scent profile of Headband consists of citrus, earth, wood, and diesel. The odor is quite strong when lit with a smooth smoke and creamy feel. I prefer to vaporize this strain as it is incredibly smooth and flavorful and seems to last forever.
Headband is an incredibly versatile strain. It is best for evening use but not so overpowering that you can enjoy it during the day and keep your wits about you. Headband can be used medically for migraines, pain relief, and muscle spasms. It is also known to help with stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Furthermore, Headband greatly increases appetite and can help those with nausea and appetite loss due to chemotherapy, pain, or other illnesses. The most dominant terpene present in the phenotype of Headband I sampled is myrcene.
Final thoughts on Headband
Recreationally, it is great for feeling relaxed, happy, and creative. There is a wonderful glow that encapsulates your whole body.
Headband can be grown indoors or outdoors with success. Like many indica-dominant strains, the plants stay more squat and bushy. Flowering time is relatively quick at seven to nine weeks. When cared for and properly nurtured, Headband will yield large quantities of quality bud.
I personally love this strain. It has multiple medical and recreational applications that make it a worthy purchase for any cannabis user with a tolerance for THC.
Written by Gibson Lannister
Gibson Lannister has been a musician for more than 15 years and continues to expand his knowledge of theory and techniques.