Hair bands and elastics aren’t the most glamorous or exciting beauty accessories, but they are essential. I spent most of my teenage years walking around with an array of tatty bands on my wrist, just in case I wanted to tie my hair back unexpectedly. Now my hair accessories form more of a structured approach to styling, helping to create looks and hold my locks in place all day long. Within my kit there’s a little stash of invisibobble bands, the traceless hairband that provides a secure hold without pulling on hair and causing dreaded headaches. Their smooth surface ensures there’s no tangling, as well as being water repellant and available in a multitude of colours.
The magic trick to invisibobble’s traceless and elegant outcome lies in its unusual ‘telephone cord’ shape. When the ring is wrapped around the hair, it places uneven pressure around the circumference of the ponytail; standard hair rings put even pressure on the hair, leaving an obvious mark. This gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail than they would have when wearing a normal hair band, keeping it looking and feeling much more comfortable. There’s no snagging or catching on metal elements, nor is there any need for excessive grips or styling sprays – the invisibobble ring does most of the work for you.
Invisibobble are so confident in their products ability that they’ve even created some super handy how-to video tutorials, showing us all how a little bobble can help create really easy and effective hair styles. They put me to the challenge to re-create some of them, including a simple day ponytail with added twist detail (because my hair isn’t long enough to knot!) and a cute messy bun. The beauty of the invisibobble bands is that you can tuck hair under the band, minimising the need for additional kirby grips or tonnes of spray. You can be really creative with the bands and use them to create simple ponies, stylish up-do’s and fabulous ballerina buns – amongst many other styles. I love experimenting with them and always have a couple to hand to keep my hair looking fab.
Why not have a watch of the videos yourself and check out my invisibobble looks below. To help you recreate the looks at home, I even have ten bumper packs of invisibobble bands (each containing four packs of three in black, pink, yellow and clear) to give away to ten lovely readers. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just enter via the widget below and we’ll have your ballerina bun looking perfect in no time at all.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisibobble.