Monday 30 March 2015

Primark Coiled Hair Ties

Hello Lovelies, 

Today I have a post about some hair ties from Primark, I saw these a few weeks ago and thought they looked interesting and also very similar to another product I'd recently heard a lot about, the Invisibobble. I'd read about the Invisibobble hair ties that claim to stop that annoying kink in your hair that having it in a pony tail leaves but they are £3.75 each, so when I saw the Primark ones for £1.50 for a pack of 5 I thought I'd give them a go. 

The hair ties are all really pretty colours and I'm one of those people who always has a hair tie around my wrist and these look better than my usual blonde coloured hair tie that can usually be found round my wrist so a bit of a bonus I suppose.

Although Primark haven't made any claims that these hair ties will not leave a kink in your hair when you've had it in a pony tail, like I said they do look very similar to the Invisibobbles which are available from Boots for £3.75 so I wondered if the Primark ones would stop the annoying kink as the Invisibobble claims to do. 

The answer is no they don't, I am still left with that really annoying kink that won't straighten out no matter what I do when I've had my hair in a pony tail using one of these hair ties. But they look quite pretty and make a nice alternative to my blonde hair ties that I usually wear, and as I said they look nicer round my wrist. I am going to buy an Invisibobble to try and see if they are worth all the "blogger hype" they've had because if they do do what the claim, I'll be a very happy bunny! 

But for now I'll keep using the Primark ones, they look different and remind me of an old style telephone cord, who remembers those? They don't do anything ground breaking but they're a little bit different and quirky and I paid £1.50 for them so I may as well use them, a couple of negatives are that they stretch over a few uses, obviously when I put my hair in a pony tail I wrap the hair tie round a few times to secure it and they have stretched and don't look quite so coiled anymore, so they're not something I'm going to be able to use for a long time and sometimes I find they pull my hair out when I am taking them out, so not the best but as I said I may as well use them. 

Would I buy them again? 

No, they're a little bit different and a little bit quirky and nice colours and they do the job but they do stretch out to a not so coiled plastic hair tie that I can't use anymore and they sometimes pull my hair out, so they're quite nice to try for something a little bit different but they're not something I'll be re purchasing. 

I'll report back when I've tried the Invisibobble, so watch this space!

Have you tried the Primark coiled hair ties or the Invisibobble? What did you think? Let me know in the comments. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always, 

Zoe x
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