Personally, I plan on never using any hair ties other than these for as long as I live. They’re marketed as “traceless,” or that they won’t leave a crease, but if you have your hair up for a long time, I think there’s gonna be a crease no matter what. That’s not what I like about them. For me, it’s all about the comfort and the GRIP. I can just put my hair up with it and forget about it the rest of the day, without adjusting it a zillion times. They stay put and make for messy-bun perfection. I’m also headache prone, and these are super comfy and don’t cause headaches even if my hair’s up all day. They’re comfier and more attractive-looking just chilling on my wrist than normal elastics, too. And OH, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the freaking DURABILITY. One of these things lasts me for actual months. Not only do they not fall out of your hair and get lost, but even when they get super stretched out, they shrink back down to the right size to be usable again. Can’t say enough good things.
Promising review: “It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it’s true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that’s it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY. One note: I still use normal elastics when I work out because these don’t always hold tight enough when I’m running.” —Rachel P.
Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three colors).