Why you really ought to swap out your old hair ties for these spiral ones.


Do you live in a messy bun?

Is your go-to hairstyle a ‘get this hair out of my face’ ponytail?

Ever had a headache after wearing your hair up for the whole day?

Have you ever been mildly irritated by a post-gym ponytail kink in a really inconvenient spot on your head?

If you answered HOLY MOSES YEAH to any or all the above, let’s talk about spiral hair ties.

As in, these funky things.

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Spiral, coil or ‘phone cord’ hair ties aren’t new. Many a clever lady has been using these techy hair ties for a few years now.

They are, however, really bloody good for your hair and this revelation needs to be spread far and wide.

The brilliance of these plastic spiral hair ties that come in clear, black and a bunch of bright colours is they’re completely snag-free – the coil design locks your ponytail or bun into place rather than pulling it.


This = no kinks, no breakage and no hair damage. And yes to sleek, tight ponytails without the tension headache.

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They also aren’t rendered useless and annoying like regular hair ties when they stretch. According to Kitsch, just pop your coil in a cup of warm water OR blast it with a hairdryer on warm heat to shrink them back to their original size.


While you can buy brands like Kitsch and Invisibobble online, we found variations of these spiral hair ties heavily reduced.

Hair Ring Spiral 8pk, $8.99

Hair Ring Spiral
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Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring 6pk, $9.98

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Rings
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

Hair Ring Spiral 10pk, $8.80

Hair Ring Spiral
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

In other great news, the logical part of us would also argue because they're more expensive and substantial than other hair ties, you'll also put more effort into not losing them.

That part's up to you, though.

P.S. Speaking of hair, Meghan Markle has a single grey one and the world cannot function. Mamamia Out Loud discuss why this is absurd below.

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