Head Defender

Do you ever wonder what is left when you leave your seat on a plane, theater, bus or train? Can you imagine all the dirt, oil, and hair strands that can accumulate from all the people who have sat in the same seat as you through the years? Who knows how often these seats get cleaned on a daily basis?

I hadn’t thought anything of it until I stumbled upon the Head Defender which is a headrest cover that helps prevent bacteria from reaching the next person.  Cool, right, because if you are like me you do not want to come into contact with germs from someone else. Think about it; in today’s society, we have hand sanitizer and toilet seat covers so why not a headrest cover too. Really, who wants to pick up dandruff, oil and hair strands from someone else when you lay your head against the headrest of your seat?

Some features of the head defender are:

  • non-toxic
  • hypoallergenic
  • environmentally safe
  • kills 99.9% of germs
  • helps block the transfer of the following to us; hair strands, dandruff, dried sweat, seat grime, oils from our hair, and other microbes and other bodily fluids

Some of the questions I had about the head defender were answered as soon as I opened up the package and started checking it out. Was it light weight? Would it be bulky when I carried it with me? Did it have its own case? How would the dust particles or anything else that it killed be stopped from being transmitted to the next seat I sat in when I used it again?

Yes, it is light weight and not as bulky as I thought it would be. It does come in its own case since it has a zippered pouch that converts into the cover when you open it. Then you can fold it back down into the zippered pouch and close it when done. As for stopping the oils, germs, hair strands etc. being stopped in its tracks from being transmitted when you reuse it; all you have to do is throw it in the washer since the material is durable enough to go through the washer and be used again.

You might be wondering how does it really work? How does it really stop anything from the headrest coming into contact with you? I think of it in terms of playing sports; you might wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth from getting knocked out or knee pads to help you if you fall so you don’t hurt your knees from bruising.  Why not a shield surrounding the head defender being placed on your head rest that blocks germs, dirt, oils etc. dead in their tracks from getting to you. That is what I think of when I use it; a shield protecting me from what other people leave behind on the seat before me.

The only con I found is that I carry a small purse; too small for the zippered pouch to fit into it comfortably and give me access to anything else I am carrying. Not sure how that would work when I am home and want to go to the movies. As for traveling, this would be perfect since I take a backpack with me and it would fit in my day pack without a problem.





You may be wondering if you need the head defender when traveling, but after using it I realized I would rather be protected from germs than to get sick while away from home.  Another thing is that it’s easy to use; you unzip the pouch which easily converts into the head cover and then you place it over your headrest. How easy is that?


I love that the head defender is reasonably priced ($29.99 – $34.99) for someone who is budget conscious when buying items for traveling. That would be me….. I always try to find the best deal when looking for what I need when I am on the road. This would fit within my budget when traveling.

If interested in this travel – savvy cover for your travels or for the next time you are at the movies, it can only be bought at Head Defender  or these other locations; Amazon, KUSI News Store in the San Diego Airport – Terminal 1 and MSNBC Store in the San Diego Airport – Terminal 2 since it is not sold anywhere else.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free sample from Head Defender  for consideration of review purposes only. This is solely my opinion/experience


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