Rubber bands and hair do not mix.
Rubber bands have many uses. The internet is full of websites promoting the many ways to utilize a rubber band. To name a few: they can hold rolled up posters, bunch pens and pencils together, and even be used as a makeshift sling shot to playfully pluck a friend.
However, when it comes to hair, a rubber band should never be used. Not even in an emergency. Why? It will pull and break your hair off.
The construction of a rubber band is what makes it an arch nemesis to your lengthy hair goals.
A rubber band can stretch easily in all directions, which can wrap around delicate strands. The texture of a rubber band is not smooth or rough, but it has grip. The grip can pull out strands, especially when trying to remove a rubber band from your hair. Not to mention, if you secure a rubber band tightly, then it will place un-necessary tension on that area of your hair, which can be stressful.
If you need to place your hair in a ponytail or bun, try using a hair tie. It is made of elastic. Similar in many ways to a rubber band, but more forgiving to your hair strands. You can buy elastics everywhere. A grocery chain, the pharmacy, big box stores, and the internet are a few places.
Be good to your hair and it will be good to you.
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