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The Beauty Vault - April
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Does your hair tie snap, snag or slide?

17 April, 2017 - 10:20pm by - First Lady | 104 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

Hands up, who has a hair tie somewhere on their person, right now?  I have one on my wrist (I KNOW, you shouldn't do it), and one in my hair.  And one in my pocket.  And I've just had a dig around in the sofa and found three.  So there you go, without moving I have six bobbles* within reach.  

Where would us mid to long haired gals be without a hair tie?  When life gets busy, mucky or active a bobble can make all of the difference to getting the job done.  And yet, they're not without faults.  Too small to wrap around three times, too loose when wrapped around twice.  Snapping.  Snagging.  Sliding. 

And the NOOOO! when you lose or break your favourite elastic.  Sigh.  There may well be bigger issues in life, but at that moment, right then, the flump is real.

We're going to be sending out FIFTY packs of Mita Active Non-Slip Snag-Free Elastics to reviewers.  Each pack contains a mix of thick and thin elastics, ideal for all hair types.  The bands are snag free and won't pull or tug hair when you remove them, AND they each have a special non-slip silicone strip, which means your pony tail will be held firmly.

So - why not share your hair tie thoughts below - have you found the right hair tie for you yet?  What do you look for in a hair elastic?  How many do you have on you right now?  And have you found the answer to the age-old question...where do all the lost hair ties go?!

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*Bobbles, don't you know, are what we Poms call hair ties.  That or hair bands.  Which is more confusing, so, I stick to bobbles.  What do you call your hair elastic?

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My hair is tied back almost every day at some point. If I'm out, I always take a couple of extra hair ties with me because they are just so unreliable! I would love a chance to try these. If these are as good as they say, it could be the end of the tears from my daughter when undoing her hair too!

I have long fine hair, but there is a lot of it so it gets heavy and I can never find the right elastic for it, its either too big or too small!

Yes I live in that frustration realm where a hair band can only go around my ponytail twice and remain loose, if it goes for a third time it because pressured and tight, which hurts and almost always leads to snapping, and always leads to hair shredding, which leads to frizz city for a few days, when all I want to do is get the thick, coarse hair up and away from my face.

I definitely need to try these. As someone who has to have their hair tied up for work all the time, it's so difficult to find the right ones. I always end up with broken hair ties because I have so much hair!

Yes please. Not only do I snag but when I finally get the tie out it is a lovely wee ball of hair firmly attached to it that I need scissors to remove. I have a lot of hair. Lol

I'm a hair tie junkie, theres a stash in my car, my bag, and at work. I'm a Group Fitness Instructor and plaits are my go to when I'm taking a class, to keep my hair out of the way, but more often than not I lose my hair tie half way through the class from jumping around so much! I would love to find a hair tie that'll stay in place !

I have reallllly long hair,way past my butt.And finding a hair tie that will keep my hair tied up tight without slipping is hard to find.Also I can't stand the hair ties with the metal clasps on them,I have had to rip plenty of hair out from being caught in those,if they havn't already snapped.

Just when you think you've found a good one, it stretches and too loose, but too small still for that 3rd loop :-/

I have been using my homemade hair tyes with fabric elastic, the ones you literally cut & tie in a knot, the ones that are super overpriced in stores!! They're good for not putting kinks in my hair but they're a bit too bulky when I tie my hair up, I like my hair tyes to be slightly discreet at times which is why i was so stoked to see these ones as you can get colours to match your hair! They're also pretty rough on my hair, tends to snap my ends quite a lot. I'm a blonde, so would love to try these ones out!! And hello, a resealable pouch? Ahhhh, be so good for your handbag! x

Between me and miss 12 we have all the usual hair tie issues. Nothing is more frustrating when you are mid hair do and the tie snaps, then the hunt to find another 5 mins before you have to leave.

I'm constantly getting my hair ties stuck in my hair! My long hair is always in a bun at work to keep it off my face but I suffer from the slip! I'm guilty of just adding another hair tie to the mix to secure it all at the top of my head, means I start the day off with 3 on my wrist and then it's a huge mission to get them all back out. If only my tie had a silicon grip to hold it in place right from the start....

my hair tangles all the time same with my daughters!!!!

I'm always breaking hair ties when trying to put up my long and thick hair! I go through so many hair ties. These look like they would be awesome to try

Wow, so many people have the same issue with hair ties, why has no one come up with this sooner?! I want to buy a pack now!

Yes!! Forever having my hairties either slipping out, pulling my hair out or not holding my hair up!!


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