(08-31-2013, 09:57 PM)JJJ Wrote: I got an elastic bandage today, but it's not going well. That is, I can wrap it under my chin and over my head correctly, but no matter how I try to attach a back strap the main strap just slides off my head in front of my face. I think I need to sit in a chair and have a second person figure out the placement and arrangement of the back strap(s).
Also, the elastic bandage material is way too wimpy, plus I can tell it's going to lose its elasticity quickly from being stretched over and over again.
I also just ordered the SP-CHADJ. It was only $15.95 with free shipping. It looks like it might work, so worth giving it a shot.
I use a 3 inch non-adhesive Ace bandage. I find the actual Ace brand is better than the clones. I top it around 3 times and safety pin it. Your number of turns may vary depending on head size. As it stretches, I can go from 3 turns to 3 1/2 to 4, etc.
I use 1 safety pin at the end of the outer end of the bandage and go through all three layers of bandage, and then another safety pin at the inner end of the bandage. The safety pins go on the outside of the strap, but run through all the layers. I assemble this loop in my hands, not on my head, and then safety pin it, and try it on for size.
I run it under my chin, and then sort of over my ears to the top back of my head. Sort of the "great circle" route, so it doesn't want to slip forwards or backwards. Putting the headgear on over the chin strap helps keep it in place.
It's a bit of a trick to get all 3 layers to go on at the same time and align, but I can do it in my sleep now.
I do sleep in a recliner, which probably helps keep it in place. I get maybe 3 months before it's stretched out too much, and I throw it away.