Ricky’s Hair Bungees Saved My Ponytail, And Thus, My Life

No more strands ripping out of my head when I take my hair down!
Publish date:
December 3, 2013
ponytails, hair bungees, hair ties, ponytail holders, Ricky's

Am I the only girl in the world who has actively
looked for a scrunchie in the 21st century? Yes, to wear in my hair.
No not as a costume--Halloween is over, silly! Which obviously means it’s time
to start getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

Since I keep my hair
in low buns
, I wanted a ponytail holder that wouldn’t snag, break, and be an all around a
chore to remove. Even though I had been using metal-free elastics, whenever I’d
free my hair from the band, it would inevitably look like this, no matter how
carefully I unwrapped it.

I’m trying to be a lot more careful with my hair, so I
decided to cut out the little things that cause breakage. The only solution I could come up was to use
an oh-so-chic satin scrunchie.

Unfortunately for me and the world at large, scrunchies are
hard to find! I was going to give up when even the beauty store Ricky’s, which
has everything (including store signs
with the word ratchet), didn’t have a single scrunchie in stock. Good heavens,
why can’t a girl wear a throwback '90s style if she wants to?

As I was getting ready to throw in the towel and head out
the door, my eyes landed on Ricky’s Hair Bungees. I looked at the package, saw
it had instructions, put it back down. Who wants to follow instructions for a

The whimpering of my breaking hair got the better of me, and I
decided if the bungees didn’t work, I’d just return it. Now I can’t believe I
ever lived without these things!

Here’s why I like them better than the average ponytail

No more breakage!

I don’t have any strands of hair getting
caught up in the bungees.

They're flexible.

I mean this in more ways than one. Yes,
each bungee stretches a good bit. But the best part is that it works for
everyone whether your hair is thin or huge.

They're durable.

These are some tough little suckers! Only six come in a package, but these six are still going strong three months in.

The key is that the bungees don’t have a
rubber-band shape, like every other ponytail holder. Instead, they’re elastic
with hooks on either side.

This makes ponytails and buns
easier for those with longer hair; you don’t have to loop your hair through the
band a millions times for a tight fit. You just wrap the bungee around as tight
or loose as you want.It has never
loosened at all during the course of my every day activity.

Ricky’s has instructions on their packaging, as I mentioned, but here are some visual tips.

Start by gathering and pinching your hair
into a ponytail.

Where your fingers touch in your pinch is
where you place one of the hooks. The hook should touch your scalp.

Wrap the hook around as many times as you’d
like. I started it going clockwise, and I only needed to do it once because of
this big hair

And c’mon, can your ponytail holder give you a moustache? Didn’t think