How many of us struggle on a daily basis to take those skinny elastic bands out of our ponytails only to find a super-cute (not) dent that awkwardly flips out at ear-level? Whether you've got straight or curly hair, that dreaded line of demarcation ruins our look, often causing us to re-wash or style with hot tools to make ourselves look presentable. Not okay. Honestly, is it too much to ask to be able to sleep or go to the gym with a ponytail and not have to re-style our hair after?
Finally: a hair care brand that understands how to make hair ties that don't cause dents, tangles, and breakage. Mixed Chicks has created spring bands, plastic hair ties that slip out of your hair without bringing a knot of broken hair with it. And what's better? It causes no dents or kinks while managing to stay put through a night of tossing and turning or an intense workout at the gym.
Spring bands look unusual at first glance and may conjure images of old school curly phone cords. But don't write them off-- these things are magic. Wrapped just twice around a ponytail will secure it firmly until you want to take it down. Simply slide it off your hair (you don't even need to bother unwrapping it) and it won't show a fight like normal elastic bands. No breakage, no tangles, and the band won't snap in half, either. I wore the same band for a week straight, putting my hair up to go to bed, putting it in a bun to go to the gym, and the spring band never lost its shape. For someone with thick hair, this is monumental. Typically an hour of having my hair in an elastic will make the elastic break or stretch out to twice its size.
I wore my hair in its natural curly state and straightened to test these guys, and the spring band did not cause dents in either textures.
I also found that I didn't experience headaches with spring bands, like I do with typical hair elastics. Sure, they're a little odd looking, but it's well worth a look past that to try these hair-saving bands. They're available on mixedchicks.net, only $3 for a pack of five.