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How to choose the right hair tie
How to choose the right hair tie
How to choose the right hair tie
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How to choose the right hair tie

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There are a number of options on offer when it comes to hair ties. It can be difficult to decide which type to use, according to your hairstyle which changes daily. Which type is best for a messy ponytail? Which works well for a tight chignon? Let’s take a look at the different types available.
 
There are two ‘common’ types of hair tie, which are often the most used types. ‘The first type are elastics that have cotton wrapped around them, which are the hair ties most commonly used by women. They don’t pull your hair as the rubber is totally covered in a thin fabric. It’s important to prevent your hair coming into close contact with rubber band ties so that they don’t snag or damage your hair’
 
Bungee bands are equally as popular. ‘They’re easy to hold in your hands and to tie around your ponytail. They’re great for making your ponytail as tight or as loose as you want, and come in all different sizes, shapes and colours.’
 
Tight chignons have been making a comeback this summer. But, which hair tie will hold your chignon in place all day? ‘You need a hair tie with a fair amount of tension in the elastic so that it can take the weight of your hair in the chignon all day. The elastic needs to be able to fit all of your hair into a ponytail, whilst leaving enough room to create the chignon.’
 
Rest assured that, even with a tight hairstyle, there’s no risk of your hair breaking whilst using these elastics. ‘When you create tight hairstyles, your hair may pull from the scalp slightly which can sometimes be painful. However, there’s no risk of your hair breaking from creating these styles’.
 
Our advice. It’s far better to use hair ties on dry, rather than wet hair. With wet hair, hair ties can leave marks, or indentations on your hair. So make sure you’ve blow dried your hair thoroughly before tying it up!
 

 
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