I am always looking for things that make my curly hair easier to manage and one of the top items on my list are hair bands. Most of the bands that I have been using (material or rubber) end up pulling out some of my hair everytime I try to take them out at the end of the day and over time they get pretty gross with lots of hair tangled around the band. Recently I have picked up a couple of spiral type bands to see if they are any easier on my hair. Here's my review of the bands:
First up is the Mixed Chicks hair bands which I picked up in Selfridges in London for £3.99. I am struggling to find these online at a well known store, but I did find them here although I should point out that I have never purchased anything on this website, so you may need to investigate them a little more before buying.
The Mixed Chicks packaging states no tangles, no tears and no fears and I would say that is correct. The bobbles do not pull on my hair and whilst they do pull out a few stands when I take them out, this is acceptable compared to what other bands pulled out. You get 5 bands for £3.99, so I think that is great value and I will pick up some more next time I visit Selfridges. Let me know if you find any other places that sell these bands.
Next up is Invisibobble (the traceless hair ring) - I ordered them from Feel Unique here. They cost £3.75 for 3. The packaging states traceless, avoids headaches, no split ends, strong grip and for all hair types. These bands are smaller than the mixed chicks ones, but just as stretchy. They drag on my hair a little more than the others, but still much less than normal hair bands and they are easier to get hold of so I would definitely recommend them.
Both types of bands come in a variety of colours.
If you have curly or wavy hair then you may be interested in my review of Salt Sprays that work well on my hair. I will also be reviewing The Wet Brush soon.
Do you use any products that work well on curly hair? I am looking for products that condition my hair and take some of the frizz out of my hair.
I bought these with my own money