After seeing phone cord hair ties almost everywhere lately, I figured I had to give them a try. I got some colorful ones at Accessorize (they’re sold out online, but you can get them anywhere else) and have been trying them the past few weeks. I was really excited about them, because I’ve heard they’re supposed to keep your curls’ pattern when used for a ponytail.
Before actually trying them I couldn’t imagine what they’d look like when used in curly hair. The following picture gives you a better idea of how they look in curly hair:
What you’re probably most interested in is if they really kept my curls’ pattern! Unfortunately, they didn’t.. I guess it’d have been too nice to be true! If I need to pull back my curls without destroying my curl’s pattern I’ll still have to pull them back this way.
Why I like phone cord hair ties
Nevertheless, I like phone cord hair ties because they’re not only a fun way put my curls into a ponytail, but also because:
- they’re elastic and at the same time they keep my curls in the ponytail really well. Which is the solution to me wondering if I should wrap my hair ties around my ponytail twice or three times (usually twice doesn’t give my curls enough hold and three times gives me a headache)
- they won’t cause breakage, as they don’t have any metal parts in them
- until now I have not yet been able to break one of them (usually my hair ties only last for a few times)
What hairstyles they’re good for
- buns (they actually work great to keep all my curls in a bun!)
Other than not living up to my expectations about keeping my curls’ pattern, I really like them as an alternative to normal hair ties!