Here’s a life hack I’ve found out the hard way: Invest in nice hair ties.

Not for the novelty, or because they’re beautiful, or better quality. Simply because when I know I have a bunch of so-so rubber bands in a bag, under my bed, in another bag, covered in dust…I will lose them at record speed. After spending a few extra dollars on a top-notch, silk scrunchie, I hoard that baby like it cost millions, simply because I love using it so much and can’t bear to lose it. “Can I borrow a hair tie?” is a request anyone with long hair has heard (or made!) way too many times, and the odds of a good return on that loan are pretty bad. So we compiled the best hair ties available for whatever your hair situation might be. Curly? Flat? About to work out? Here are the 13 hair ties that are so good, you won’t want to give on to your friend, or lose them in your purse.

1. Spiral Hair Ties


$7.95 (12% off)

If you’re tired of snapping your poor bands in half when tying up a bundle of hair, these babies are strong enough to handle anything you’ve got.



Oh, the struggle of trying to find a hair tie that matches your color. This brand creates hair ties that come in a range of colors that will suit blondes, brunettes, and redheads.

3. Elodie Cuff Ponytail Holder


This funky little device is a hair tie/ponytail cuff combo. Sweep your hair into a pony, and clasp this around it for a chic ‘do that only takes two seconds.

4. Original Hair Tie Set


If you’re looking for invisible hair ties, these are the ones for you. Not only are they strong and great for thick heads of hair, but they blend in perfectly so your hair tie always matches your outfit.

5. Knotted Bauble 3-Pack Assorted Ponytail Holders


If you’re into some experimental hair ties, this babies are fun but also great at keeping a ton of hair out of your face.

6. Velvet Hair Scrunchie Set


Avoid the kink with velvet and try this throwback scrunchie. The soft velvet won’t leave any dents in your already-weakened hair and your stick-straight ‘do is saved.

7. Elastic Bands Hair Rubber Bands



This transparent color hair tie can match a number of different hair colors and styles. Plus, they are super easy to remove without pulling your hair out.

8. Glow On Hair Ties


Leave it to Lululemon to create the perfect hair tie for working out. These hair ties are super stretchy and are reflective, so if you prefer to exercise at night, you can focus on your workout without worry.

9. Chunky Circle Hair Clip


Go for something with a little pizzaz. This metal clip keeps hair secure and the gold takes your look a step further.

10. Black Hair Elastics


These elastics are top knots, pigtails, and french twists’ best friend. They can both hold a lot of hair and keep it in place all day.

11. No Slip Elastic Hair Bands



Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist is a fan of these hair bands, which have a bit of elastic on the interior to grip hair and keep an all-day hold.

12. Pure Silk Large Scrunchies


These glorious Silk scrunchies have sold out three times! A silk scrunchie is perfect for not ruining your hair while you sleep.