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I want to put my child's hair in ponytails. What are the best rubberbands for me to use?
I must say I'm not a big fan of rubber bands. I'm sure you already know this, but you should never use regular rubber bands, like the kinds you find wrapped around newspapers. Those cause so much damage, and for hair like ours, you will most likely end up having to cut them out of your child's curls. Those type of bands almost seem to meld with our curls, becoming one solid entity when you try to get them out at the end of the day.

There are a few brands that say they are ouchless, or that they don't tangle in the hair. Often these are made of a stretchy silicone type material. These are only slightly better. You may be able to budge them a bit before they snarl in your child's hair and you have to cut them out. These are meant not to tangle in straight or wavy hair. Very curly hair is an entirely different creature, and the same rules don't apply. So I would say never use any plain band in your child's curls.

A much better alternative are the fabric covered bands without a metal connector. However, these work best for loose ponytails, where you don't double them into the hair. At the most, and if you are feeling lucky, you can double one, but only if it's still very loose in your child's curls. To double it tightly causes huge twisting of the hair damage, and you may still end up having to cut it out of her hair.

Another type of band you could try is the type that is open-ended, with balls on either end. For this you wrap it around your child's hair to make a tight ponytail. These will not tangle as much because you don't have to pull her curls through them, or pull them out of her curls. But they can still cause damage if you twist them into her hair tightly.

Hair Tools

An alternative is to bypass bands altogether, and go with a smooth plastic fastener. You can try a narrow hair comb (shown in the photo in the top right and middle), that are shaped like one of those hair combs you pinch open, and then close down over the base of her hair. This is best for a high ponytail in the back.

There are also clips that are circular in shape that you can fasten around the base of a ponytail, clip snugly in place. Then when you are ready to take down her hair, you simply unclip them.They are on the left side of the photo, below.

Ponytail Holders

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