Happy Friday everyone! Well, it’s Friday for some of you, anyway…I’m just going back to work for the week. (Sad face.) I wanted to share a review of the last item that arrived in my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox last month: a package of ribbon elastics.
The claim: Soft, stretchy material that looks beautiful on the wrist or in the hair! From America’s #1 elastics brand, Goody Ouchless. Unique knot style hair ties are perfect for personalizing or dressing up your look.
I tried it: I’ve seen similar elastics cropping up for a while from other brands, so I’m actually kind of surprised that it took Goody so long to get on board. These are soft and slightly stretchy without having too much “give”; they don’t grab at my hair like regular elastics, so there’s less snagging and breakage when I pull them out.
Appearance-wise, it looks like you’ve got a piece of ribbon securing your hair–cute if you’re going for a certain look, but it would be nice to see packets of these in neutral colors too in case you’re not fond of having a hot pink ribbon in your hair. At this time I haven’t seen any neutral versions at the drugstore. On the other hand, I suppose the whole point of this elastic is to be seen, so maybe those won’t hit shelves. These look better worn on the wrist than a regular elastic, so if you’re on the go (gym, errands) they’re a little nice boost above average, I think.
Today I used my ribbon elastics to perk up a braid during a yoga session. They keep all of my layers tucked into place without any snagging and make the braid look a little cuter too.
My final thoughts: I wouldn’t necessarily use these for a regular ponytail, since you can’t hide them in your hair like a regular elastic. But the ribbon effect adds a cute boho touch to braided hairdos, and they are gentler on my hair than regular elastics, so I’ll probably use them whenever hiding the elastic isn’t an issue (braids, buns, etc).