For a while I had been on the lookout for a water resistant hair band, or an alternative to the dreaded elastic band! Anyone out there that goes swimming or participates in water activities will know that hair bands can loosen and slip off during swimming which is particularly annoying if your a child is in a swimming lesson.
My 7 year old daughter has been having frequent swimming sessions since the age of 5. Every week I double up the hair bands so they could stay in place. Her hair is long and straight. So when its time to shower, its quite a battle to get the hair bands off as the wet hair, tight bands situation is not the best mix. In addition to this, I then have to either separately wash the hair bands and dry them or put them in a little laundry bag (they still get lost) in the washing machine. Elastic bands are horrible for hair, I only used them twice (nightmare to remove) and never again!
Alas, during last months BlogConLdn I came across a brand of hair bands called Magi:Bobble that I actually thought were bracelets! These funky looking plastic bracelets are in fact hair bands. The way they have been designed allows for the hair band to stretch and hug the hair in place without creating a kink or pulling at it. Use it just like a regular hair band to easily create: pony tails, pig tails, hair buns etc.
My daughter has used them on 4 occasions and they work like a dream. I totally recommend these to anyone with children that go swimming. They keep the hair tied up in place, don’t loosen while swimming, don’t kink the hair, and because they’re nether elastic or material they’re easier to grip and pull off when its time to shower. Best of all: they’re WaterProof!!! So when its time to shower, she washes her hair with shampoo and washes the Magi:Bobbles then slips them onto her wrist. They dry in an instant (towel dry) and are ready to use again.
They’re very durable, and when they stretch out, all you do is place them in a bowl, pour over some hot water and watch them spring back to their original shape. It’s a very cleaver little hair band. I’m quite impressed, I can see us using these for years to come, and a great accessory for holidays.
The Magi:Bobbles come 5 in a pack and make for great presents. Lots of mums have spotted them in my girls hair at the gym and have asked me about them. One mum said she’ll be stocking up on them during Christmas to use as stocking filers for her daughters – what a brilliant idea! Useful gifts.
You can pick these up at: http://www.magibobble.com for £2.95 per pack (5 included). The ones in my images are part of the Neon collection. They also have a Natural collection, Pastel collection and a Precious Collection.
Disclaimer: The Magi:Bobbles featured above were kindly sent to me by the PR company. However, all images and opinions are my own. I have not been dictated what to write or sponsored for this post.
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