I also use the fabric covered rubber bands with no metal. I have insanely thick hair (a few times a year, I have to have my hairdresser thin it) so I use 2 of them to secure the ponytail, a scrunchy to pull it up into a bun to keep my ponytail from whipping around - that gets annoying - then one more fabric-covered rubber band (usually one that's been overused and has stretched out a lot) to go over the scrunchy.
I have used regular ponytail holders for 3 and a half decades and don't have problems with hair breakage. My hairdresser and friends are always commenting on how healthy my hair is, not bragging, just saying, if an elastic (one meant for hair) works for you, it's probably fine.
I use the fabric coated rubber bands with no metal attachment ont hem.
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5/15/14 1:40 P
I only wear a ponytail when I am working out and I use velvet scrunchies...a throw back from the 80's but they save the hair.
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5/15/14 1:14 P
My hair is fine but thick and they work very well for me.
5/15/14 1:11 P
Thanks for all the input. Now that I've figured out what these are, I just don't think they'll work for me. I have thick, but fine, hair and I just can't see how these would hold a ponytail tight enough for the movement of workouts and golf - those are the only times I wear a ponytail.
5/15/14 10:40 A
I have found the ribbon ones in the grocery store but they aren't firm enough for working out. As it has warmed up I have been wrapping my hair up in a bun too keep it out of my face and neck. I figure that way I can use my jelly band type ones and not worry. Hair breakage is more common if you always wear your hair in the same manner, all day every day.
5/14/14 9:26 P
They are really cute, but if you have thick and heavy hair they don't work. I tried them with my daughter, the only thing that works for her are two goody no slip elastics for one ponytail.
5/14/14 8:44 P
The type your hair dresser mentioned are great. I use it put my hair in a bun too. doesn't seem to hurt the hair as much... plus there are some cool colors. :)
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5/14/14 5:26 P
I use the fabric covered elastic bands that don't have metal. The only time I have my hair in a pony tail is for exercise, the rest of the time it's either down or up with a hair stick.
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5/14/14 2:25 P
I have not heard of these ... I use a clip because everything I have tried either didn't stay in my hair or pulled/broke my hair.
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5/14/14 2:09 P
They come in all kinds of colors/designs. I love them.
5/14/14 1:38 P
My hairdresser told me yesterday to stop using the regular rubber band-type ponytail holders because they break the hair. She suggested a type she said looks like a ribbon? I don't know what she's talking about. I haven't been to the store yet to look. Can anyone else tell me what to look for? Thanks!
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