Headband is an indica-dominant hybrid that is very popular on the West Coast. This popular strain can almost be found anywhere and is loved by many for its strong stoney effects and medicinal capabilities. It is the result of a triple cross involving the classic old school strains, OG Kush, Sour Diesel, and Master Kush. The name “Headband” comes from the effects of smoking this incredible strain. Many users report feeling a slight pressure around their head after smoking, similar to wearing a headband! All will enjoy its famed cerebral effects and health benefits.
The THC content of this strain averages from 22-27%, making it quite a potent strain and comparable to even top shelf strains! The catch with strain is that the effects will take some time to kick in. Therefore, it is best to take it slow on this strain as one can easily take too much. Headband induces a relaxed state of both body and mind. Physical relaxation will first be noticed as the body unwinds and laziness sets in. Soon after, the cerebral effects will begin and take you by surprise. You might be surprised at how hard it hits. Happiness and feelings of euphoria will produce an uplifted state of mind and mood. We recommend this strain for evening use as Headband will definitely couch-lock both your mind and body. Do not expect to do much as the heavy head high will leave your mind foggy and spacey.
Amsterdam’s DNA Genetics used an OG Kush male to pollinate a Sour Diesel female and create Headband, a short and bushy plant during the vegetative phase that makes the most of the available space during the flowering cycle. The strain creates small buds and benefits from aggressive training as a means of improving the plant’s yield.
Another origin of Headband is reportedly an indica-dominant cross between Sour Diesel and a Sensi Seeds Northern Lights cross. Once referred to as Daywrecker Diesel or Underdawg, this genetic combination joined together many commendable traits from its parents’ lineage. Headband was reportedly named Diesel #1 when an East Coast breeder known as Weasel first cultivated the strain in the mid-1990s.