which hair ties you should be using

You’ve heard it before: “If we all liked vanilla, they wouldn’t make chocolate.” And it’s true—our differences should be celebrated, and our unique traits and qualities are both fun and exciting. From a beauty perspective, though, differences can be annoying. Products that work for your best friend may not work for you, as the success of beauty products often depends on the texture, type, color and style of your own hair, skin or nails. While only you can know which nail color will look best with your skin tone or which cream best tames your frizz, we can take the guesswork out of one simple beauty problem. Which hair ties should you be using, and where can you get them?

Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite hair ties… Choose one depending on your hair type or style, or try several different kinds for yourself.

If you have thick, heavy hair…
Tame your thick hair with a heavy-duty elastic. To avoid snapping or drooping ‘dos, we like these cute BurlyBands. They’ve got it all: they won’t damage your hair, they won’t stretch out and they’re perfectly chic.

the best hair tie for your hair typephoto via @snappeeinc 

If you have textured hair…
For those of us with textured hair (or anyone who’s just tired of the pains of traditional hair ties), we love Snappee Hair Ties—a unique alternative to typical ponytail holders. These ties snap into place instead of requiring painful pulling. Bonus: they come in tons of cute colors. 

If you have wavy hair…
To keep beachy waves in place, we recommend a cute scrunchie. There are so many fun styles and designs to choose from, and the casual style will pair perfectly with your windblown tresses.

the best hair ties for your hair typephoto via @meganmweaver

If you have thin hair…
To keep thin hair safe from the pain and annoyance of breakage, opt for a silky smooth hair band in a soft material. This satin option is perfectly cute, and it won’t cause damage.

the best hair ties for your hair type on LC.comphoto via Mode MustHaves 

If you don’t want a crease…
There are few things worse than a good hair day being ruined by a ponytail crease. To avoid this annoying problem, try invisiBobble. Not only does it work well and prevent hair breakage, but it also does a fabulous job keeping a ponytail or top knot in place during a workout.

For sports and working out…
For your tough barre class, a long run or an intense tennis game, you want your hair to stay in place just right. Our favorite band for active endeavors is this textured tie. Don’t waste that precious calorie-burning time thinking about your hair—let the band do all the work.

For buns and topknots…
When you want your updo to make a statement all on its own, you don’t want the hair tie to distract. The perfect way to keep your ‘do at the center of attention? Choose a sturdy hair tie in a shade that matches your hair.

the best hair ties for your hair based on type and styleUrban Outfitters Metal Mania Ponytail Holder, $8 

For dressed-up ponytails…
To spice up a ponytail for a fancier event, there are tons of options available. We love cuffs, beaded bands and bows — you can never have too many!

Which type of hair ties do you prefer?

Share your favorites in the comments!

XO Team LC

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