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Invisibobble traceless hair rings

I've always been curious to try Invisibobbles but when they were first released I believe they only came in bright, very obvious colours. At the time I had pretty much black hair and didn't want to use something like a bright bright pink bobble as it would be too obvious against my hair. I was pleased to see that they later released some darker, much more subtle colours, but I never got round to actually picking some up. So I really pleased to see a pack of Invisibobbles in my amazing September Glossybox.

Invisibobble traceless hair rings

Invisibobbles are strange looking little things! I'm not sure if people still have home phones anymore (we still do) but if you do and it's not cordless then there will be a coiled cable attaching the earpiece to the phone. This is what Invisibobbles look like; a ring of telephone cable. The idea behind them is that the coiled ring places uneven pressure on the hair, which stops the bobble making a kink in the hair that will be visible when the hair is down. They also shouldn't cause tension headaches because although the hair is held securely it's not held tight. I originally thought that Invisbobble referred to it being invisible in the hair and thought that was impossible when they come in such bright colours. But it obviously refers to the lack of tell-tale kink rather than that you can't see them in your hair. To be honest I've never really been that bothered by this kink, what attracts me more to this kind of bobble is that it's supposed to be kinder to your hair. 

I didn't think these would do a good job of keeping my hair up but to begin with actually they do. The issue I have is that as I use them they start to stretch. They do spring back to shape when I take them out again but they become stretchier. When new I wrap one round twice and it holds my hair securely but as I use them I then have to start wrapping them round three times and they don't hold quite as securely any more. When I do take my hair down it is indeed kink free. Although these are snag free I do have to be careful when I remove them that they don't tangle slightly where I've looped it to wrap it round my hair for a 2nd/3rd time. I've also found that mine are slightly picking up my hair colour, but that would be because the bobbles are a pearlescent white and my hair colour is red, so this is inevitable.

I do really like these bobbles but I feel the stretching means that I would get through quite a few as eventually they would become too big to be as effective as they were when new. They appear to range between around £3.75 to £4, so they're not that expensive but are a little more expensive than I'd like to pay if I'd need to replace them regularly. I personally think the ones that are a tied piece of elasticated fabric work better for me.

Invisibobbles are now available in Boots and you can pick them up on the Feelunique and Glossybox websites.

Have you tried Invisibobbles?

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18 comments:

  1. I've never tried these but I had heard of the stretching issue, I have really long hair so I'm always a bit skeptical that things like this would keep it up.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. I was quite surprised that to begin with these do keep your hair up really well and my hair does like to try sliding out of ponytails if they're not tight enough. But then the stretching affects this x

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  2. I have a few of these and I really love mine! They do stretch like you've said but I've found if I rotate the band that I'm using then the older ones have gone back into their original place, by the time I get round to using them. I have super long hair so I love the way that these keep my hair up without any issues as I thought they would be too weak. Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Thanks lovely. I do tend to rotate through the three in the pack and yes it does help as the first one pings back by the time I get back to it. I think they do still stay stretchier though x

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  3. I got these in my Glossybox too and I really can't get on with them.
    I completely agree with you in regards to stretching. I have really thin hair too and the bobble tends to fall out, especially when I sleep in them

    Sophie x
    www.booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I haven't tried sleeping in these actually as I'm concerned that might tangle it up in my hair and I do try to sleep with my hair down most nights x

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  4. These are quite the rage in Dubai at the moment. But i agree with you. I like the fabric ones better too!

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    Deepti x

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    1. I definitely think the fabric ones are better for not stretching as much x

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    1. Judging from your photos it looks like you have quite long hair so I'd be interested to see how they work for you x

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  6. I have some blue ones from a beauty box, but I haven't used them much because I'd prefer a colour that's not so bright! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. Some of their original colours are so bright and look like the sort of thing I thought was cool to wear in the 90s! x

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  7. I've never heard of these, but thanks for the review! xx, adaatude.com

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    1. If you're in the UK pop into Boots and grab some to try! x

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  8. I have just discovered these, and I LOVE them for tying my hair up to sleep in. I can't sleep with it down, I’d probably end up strangling myself, for ages I used to use a clip, then I progressed ;) to a crocodile clip, now i use these and I feel like my hair loves me for it. No kinks, no aggravated split ends, no matted bed hair! :)

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    1. You managed to sleep with a crocodile clip in your hair? I've got no idea how you could do that comfortably! If possible I like to try and sleep with my hair down to minimise any damage but when I had really long hair that did sometimes involve getting a little tangled in it overnight! x

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  9. I can't believe I still haven't tried these, I need to get my hands on some, and I really want some hair ties to, rather than my boring old black bobbles!

    Lilies and Lipbalm
    xx

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    1. It took me so long to try them too and I'd wanted to try them for ages x

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