It's a mom's best friend. It can be dressy, messy, high or low. However it's styled, it looks great. It is the simplistic beauty of the ponytail. Confession - I pretty much wear my hair in a ponytail every. single. day. It's simple, easy and I don't like drying my hair. (Heat takes my hair from curls to frizz in a nano-second. Texas humidity does the same, hence the ponytail.) Anyway, because I wear the "pony" all the time, I'd like to think that I know the best holders for the job. WRONG! For years I've been using those clear little elastic rubberbands that Goody touts as "ouchless."
I'm not quite sure how something so tiny can do so much damage, but let me assure you - they do. And the chia pet that resides at the bottom of my shower drain and in my dryer vent can attest to it. These suckers pull your hair out! For years I thought my hair just fell out really easily and I was pretty sure I'd be partially bald by 50. Then just recently I was sitting at the park chatting with another mom who watched me pull my ponytail out to redo and tighten her up. She was shocked at how much hair came with the elastic "ouchless" band. She told me they did similar damage to her hair (she's african-american so ethnicity/hair-type is not a factor here) and she stopped using them.
Later that afternoon I was at Target buying new ponytail holders. I am now the proud owner of the fatty mcfatty slide-proof elastics by Goody. When it comes to ponytails, I no longer care about the sleek and discreet holder. It's all about keeping my hair on my head and chia pets at local drugstores! I still use the tiny little clear ones, but only for the bottom of braids.
What's your go to hairstyle? xo