11 Hair Ties That Won't Crimp or Damage Your Hair
We've included ponytail holders to suit (and protect) every hair type and texture.
Whatever your hair type, texture, or length, you likely have a tenuous relationship with your hair ties. They're a necessary part of your hair routine—they keep your mane out of the way when you're exercising, cooking, or concentrating—but often feel more like a necessary evil than a functional accessory. We've all been there: That too-tight pony not only causes dents and creases (effectively ruining your blow out), but also tears your strands at the gathering point. If you ever wondered why you have so many "baby hairs" framing your face, look no further than your hair tie, which might be breaking a good chunk of your strands right in the middle.
Rectifying these ponytail holder problems, however, isn't impossible—you just need better hair ties. That's where the following options come into play. They're some of the best on the market for many reasons: They don't cause tension headaches (another common hair tie-driven symptom, which is often the result of an ultra-tight hairstyle), hair damage, or unsightly dents. From translucent plastic coils that blend in with your unique shade (they're ideal for red heads, who might struggle in the color match department) to silk scrunchies that offer plenty of grip but absolutely no slip, there's a hair tie variety ahead that will make ponytail or bun days that much more comfortable—and then undetectable (not a single crease left in their wake!) when you take them out.
Best of all? Plenty of these options look as good as they feel; some, particularly several of the colorful scrunchies, pull double duty as an accessory. With one of these ponytail holders, there's nothing but good hair days ahead.
This oversized silk-satin scrunchie does more than prevent friction and breakage with every use: It's also known to make your hair feel even smoother when you take it down after use. Talk about a win-win!
Shop Now: Crown Affair The Scrunchie No. 002, $25, crownaffair.com.
These coils secure updos without causing headaches or creases—plus their clear design offers endless wearability.
Shop Now: Kitsch Spiral Hair Coils, $8, amazon.com.
Inner core technology ensures that these colorful spirals won't slip; they'll keep you covered from your morning workout to after-work drinks.
Shop Now: Scünci Spirals With Inner Core Tech $5.99, ulta.com.
A cult favorite, Invisibobbles offer all-day comfort while preventing hair from getting snagged (and, therefore, snapped) when you let your locks down.
Shop Now: Invisibobble "Slim" Hair Rings, $8, sephora.com.
If you're looking for an alternative to the typical wrap hair tie, try one of these adjustable snap options. They can be used for multiple styles and can even be fastened together and worn as a headband.
Shop Now: Snappee No Crease Hair Ties $19, amazon.com.
The Beachwaver Co.
These velvet hair ties aren't just aesthetically pleasing—they'll also never cause breakage or dents.
Shop Now: The Beachwaver Co. Velvet Scrunchies, $4.80, beachwaver.com.