#1: No-damage hair accessories
I wear my hair back a lot, especially now that I'm growing it out and it's at an awkward length. I usually wear coated rubber bands, but my hairdresser noticed some breaking off at my ponytail line. She said that even coated bands damage the hair shaft, and I should only wear soft scrunchies. I'll wear neutral colored thin scrunchies sometimes, but is this my only alternative? Barrettes and claw clips give me headaches, so I rarely wear those unless I'm going to a formal event when my hair isn't cooperating so I have to pull it back. Do you notice damage even with the bands that have the thick coating on them (I bought some of those). Do I have to pull out my scrunchie collection? I'm sure my hairdresser is right - that they are best for my hair when I'm wearing it back frequently, but I feel like it's 1991 all over again when I wear one.