Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Latest Obsession: The Twistband.

I have a lot of hair for being such a small person. If you haven't seen my beast fro in all its glory, check it out here to get an idea of what I'm working with. At the beginning of the summer, I had discovered the Twistband. I was intrigued by the concept - a soft elastic hair tie that claimed it wouldn't leave unsightly bumps in my hair or cut off circulation if I left it on my wrist (I often wear an extra hair tie on my wrist, as there have been times where one that was in my hair had broken). The real question was, would a Twistband be able to handle all of my hair? The folks over at Twistband sent me a few to test out.

 In order to give the product a fair assessment, I used the same Twistband in my hair every day for over a month. I piled my hair onto my head in a messy bun and put it in ponytails (high and low). I used it in the shower to hold up my sopping wet hair as it was being deep conditioned. Basically, I abused the life out of it. Like I said, its been over a month, and I am still using the same Twistband.

The picture above has two Twistbands - an unused Turquoise Tie Dye Twistband and the Lavender Twistband that I have been using for the last month. You can tell that it has been used, but it isn't really stretched out much, and you can tell its still in great shape. I really put that puppy through the wringer, too.

It still fits nicely on my wrist, and actually looks pretty nice - much more aesthetically pleasing than ordinary hair elastics. I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with the Twistband. They are a bit pricier than traditional hair elastics (a solid 6 pack will cost you $10, whereas a 17 pack of Goody hair elastics will run you $3.49 per pack), but for comfort level, Twistband takes the cake. I have been a loyal Goody gal for the last fifteen years, but I have converted to Twistbands. Seeing as I was sent a few hair ties, I gave one to a coworker to test out. The next day, she asked where she could get more, because she loved it. She also commented on how it doubled as a bracelet - I'm not the only one who thinks it doubles as sweet wrist candy.

You can snag these tressy-worthy ties from Twistband and Birchbox. The company has an array of products, such as headbands, hair clips, custom items and crayon rings. Yes, crayon rings. I totally want a set, but I might just have to wait til the holidays and request a set in my stocking.


  1. Looks cool! I'm a Goody fan as well, but I beat those poor things to death. A 30 pack probably doesn't even last me a year!

  2. im also obsessed with twistbands! they look so cute on the wrist AND dont crease your hair.

  3. I've been trying out the twistband and I really like it.

    - Maya

  4. Try lucky Ties on chopperskisses.com. They're the same thing except come in more styles and colors. I like both twistbands and lucky ties equally. Emi jay ties are also something to try, but are much more expensive than twistbands and lucky ties.