I was using the regular hair ties that snap and get gobs of hair balls on them and one day my husband looked at one I had on the bathroom counter and was like “YUCK!” and I realized, yes, YUCK is right! I’m tired of buying more and more several times a year so that I can snap them or throw them away in disgust!
Now I’m not one of those people who look at something and go …I could make that myself… even though a lot of times I could… because I am honest with my lazy self.
I don’t even like to cook for myself when I am starving and have plenty or groceries in the fridge.
But I’ve been noticing how popular these elastic hair ties are on the internet (since I don’t actually have a physical Anthropology or Forever 21 store to shop in here) and thought i’d try making some for myself 🙂 and they could solve the above mentioned disgust. Plus with some searching for some inexpensive elastic, and planning, it really was more economical and not too difficult to do 🙂
I searched for tutorials online for these specific hair ties but couldn’t find really in depth ones – i guess people who are selling them want to keep it a secret. So here is my tutorial since I probably won’t sell them
even though that was also part of the original plan, but again I’m being honest with my lazy self.
I think the people who sell them handmade like The Perfect Hair Ties and Mane Message are doing a much more professional job with more color and pattern choices so you could buy them if you just need a quick solution
but If you want to make some yourself here you go!
not on a wooden plank on top of your bed like me just kidding i just took the pictures there then did it on my kitchen table… ok so i did a few right there
here is a frayed and a sealed hair tie – looks nice!
sometimes I burn the lighter colored ones a bit, when this happens just snip the burnt end off and try again.
you could get really creative and make some with a bead on them (although wouldn’t that get caught in your hair?) or a braid pattern, and you can make headbands or bracelets.