Wednesday, April 4, 2012


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $10 for six

THE SKINNY: My hair is currently cut in a chin-length bob, but that doesn't stop me from pulling it back (I'll admit, sometimes just the top section) into a ponytail to get it out of my face when working out, working in the yard or just puttering around the house.

My fine hair will get that tell-tale ridge from a ponytail holder in about five seconds flat. Nothing gets rid of it, either.

My recent Birchbox came with a Twistband hair tie. I giggled when I saw it because it really looks like a worthless piece of elastic tied in a knot.

I figured it would fall out of my hair quickly and then fall apart.

Neither has happened yet.

This band's claims to fame are that it doesn't leave that ponytail holder dent and that it is snag-free. Both are true. After hours of being pulled back, my hair just looks a little wavy. The elastic band cinches down and holds my hair in place without that tight feeling of a traditional elastic band.

The price is a little expensive for me -- especially since I don't wear it out my hair pulled back in public. But I'm enjoying the one I have.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. I'm surprised at how well these elastics work.

CHECK IT OUT: Twistbands come in a variety of colors. And the company makes headbands, too.

-- Tested by Shay

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