I have this secret vendetta against bobby pins. Sure, they serve their purpose and I will use them if necessary, but I just don't like to use very many and avoid them whenever possible.
What I tend to use instead (especially for my locked, braided or twisted clients) are rubber bands. Sure, we've been told that we should avoid them, but with minimal winding they work beautifully! The GOODY Elastic-Band keep the hair together and does not have be wound very tightly at all. I love the fact that the rubber bands are offered in a variety of shapes and colors; including transparent.
Goody offers two versions of elastic bands (standard and ouchless), so check them out to see which you prefer.
Great uses for elastic bands
- Gathering rather large twisted, braided or locked ponytails
- Securing flat twists
- Creating an interesting hanging pony or top knot
- Colorful designs for youth
- Securing beads and other hair adornments (possible, but not the best way...lol!)
So, the next time you reach for that bobby pin, toy with the idea of a rubber band instead. It works for me!