The hairstyle just doesn't want to hold, the hair breaks off or the elastic band just doesn't fit the style. You can avoid all of this if you know which hair ties are best suited for which purpose.


A perfect everyday companion is a spiral rubber that is equally suitable for thin and thick hair. This fairly new variant of the cable rubber resembles a telephone cable from the past. The plastic spiral is very stretchy and can also be worn around the wrist. It is ideal for a simple ponytail, as well as for many bun variations. Big advantage: the spiral shape is particularly gentle on the hair. You can avoid hair breakage and unsightly kinks with a spiral hair tie.

When taking it out of your hair, you first have to test how it works best. It is important that you do not pull the rubber hard or even tear it out of your hair, but rather remove it from the hair little by little. Of course, this also applies to all other types of hair ties to avoid hair damage. At first it can be a bit tricky with spiral rubber. Some people swear by spiral rubbers, others don't get along with them - when in doubt, just try them out!


They can also be worn simply around the wrist, but are just as suitable for a ponytail: scrunchies are elastic bands made of fabric and have been really trendy for some time. A strict ponytail with bangs can quickly make the face look too severe, but a noticeable hair tie can loosen it up. These hair ties also look great when placed around a bun. The design selection is so diverse that you can always find a suitable example for the current style.

Festive versions with special fabrics, such as velvet, can round off an entire outfit and make even simple hairstyles look stylish. Scrunchies are more suitable for thick hair, small versions also work on thinner hair. However, if the hair is too thin and straight, the elastic may slip over time. They sit particularly well in curls.

Since scrunchies are very soft and therefore comfortable, they can easily be left in your hair overnight. If not tied too tightly, they do not damage the hair, but may leave slight pressure marks. Practical: worn around your wrist, you always have a hair tie at hand when you need it.


Fabric elastics are the classics for children and adults and for men and women alike, for shorter and long hair. They are available in different sizes, colors and textures. Particularly simple and almost invisible in the right color, fabric hair ties are also suitable for men who want to wear a simple ponytail. Small hair ties are a good size for children.

Make sure that the fabric hair ties do not have a metal clasp. This damages the hair and can cause hair breakage and split ends. The closure-free versions, where the ends are simply welded or sewn, are more recommended. The disadvantage is that the fabric rubbers wear out and fray over time. Very cheap, welded rubber bands often tear at the weld seam. So it never hurts to stock up a certain amount. They are suitable for all hair and many different hairstyles.


Hair bands are also available in different designs and sizes. A large head of curls can be tamed back with a hair band without having to tie the hair together. It's also a real help when putting on make-up if your hair doesn't hang over your face.

By the way, babies also benefit from the bands. Baby hair is still so fine that no rubber can hold it. A hair band gently holds the hair back and ensures that no hair ends up on the face.


If you want to do more with your hair, even a seemingly simple braid elastic can make a big difference. There is a suitable model for every hair, every occasion and every hairstyle.