Hair accessories are an easy way to take your hair from drab to fab in no time. There are seemingly infinite options, whether you want to accessorize hair for everyday wear or special occasions. There are different types of hair accessories—hair ties, elastics, scrunchies, bobbles—and each type is available in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials.
Hair ties are great for keeping your hair out of your face while playing sports or working out. They can also be used to keep your ponytail tight during the day. For a more polished appearance, you can opt for fabric-covered scrunchies in different patterns or colors, which come in an array of shapes and sizes.
Hair ties come in different materials such as metal, plastic, fabric, and natural leather or rubber. Ponytail holders that slide over the hair are preferred by some women since they usually do not leave a crease in the hair. If you have thicker, more coarse hair, a larger ponytail holder is recommended for a more comfortable fit. Elastics or rubber bands are used on wet or damp hair to create an easy bun, and by women with short hair save time on styling. There are also different types of plastics, such as clear plastic ones, which give more of a sleek look, and fabric-covered ones that come in different patterns and colors.
Bobby pins are used to keep stray hairs out of the way for a polished look. The pins also work well with hair that is big, curly, or full of volume. There are many different styles of bobby pins available, but the plain metal ones are better suited for short hair, while the decorated ones work best on long thick hair or short hairstyles with lots of volumes.
There are also accessories for children. Hair clips, barrettes, and ponytail holders come in a variety of colors and designs to match any outfit. These items are safe to use with all types of hair—thick, fine or curly—and the metal ones work best on long thick hair, while the plastic ones are better suited for short hair.