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.
Starting: 41.1 BMI and extremely sedentary Current: 28.0 BMI with strength-training and low-impact cardio Mini-goal: 29.9 BMI (about 164 lb) - DONE on 8/6/14! I'm no longer obese! Mini-goal: 5K walk or run Mini-goal: 24.9 BMI (about 136 lb) Mini-goal: half-marathon walk or run GOAL: 23 BMI (about 125 pounds), fit and active
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.
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.
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.
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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