This week we are looking at Headband, a cross of OG Kush X Sour Diesel.
This strain gets good marks from me on appearance. It has a great trim job and looks like it’s been dipped in crystals or snowed on.
The colour is a light green, with less apparent pistils than some other strains I’ve seen recently.
I’m disappointed with the smell of the Headband, which isn’t really coming through at all before breaking it open.
Grinding the headband up, a light, almost floral and delicate cannabis scent is released – it is certainly not how I pictured a cross of OG Kush X Sour Diesel to turn out!
Hitting the headband cannabis strain through my bong, I found it to be quite an intense strain – the intensity perhaps comes from the sheer number of trichomes expanding in my lungs.
The taste came through ever-so-slightly (mostly a watery aftertaste) – inoffensive, floral and almost imperceptible apart from the intensity.
Some users report that headband hits you quite slowly, and can cause a tightness around the head that reminds people of a headband. The sample I have to smoke was a strong strain, but I didn’t get the tightness.
It took a few minutes before I began to feel the relaxation setting in. Then feelings of happiness and creativity began to shine through.
Overall I enjoyed sampling this strain – particularly the appearance and the effects. Unfortunately, it looses marks for me in taste and smell, which were both lacking.
As an indica-dominant hybrid strain, Headband delivers a nice high that isn’t too overpowering, perhaps suited to those who prefer moderate indica effects. I’ll stick to my Holy Grail, Kosher Kush and OG strains, as these are my favourite gassy crosses, something that the Headband fails to encompass, despite its parents.