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C’mon. How responsible would I be if I didn’t at least put on record that when it comes to styling your hair, it’s not the best idea to use rubber bands. It pulls on your hair too tightly. Plus, taking them out can be a beast. So much, in fact, that it could lead to breakage if you’re not careful.
But if you’re someone who likes living on the edge and/or you’ve been styling your hair with rubber bands for as long as you can remember and you don’t see any signs of stopping any time soon, this video has your name written all over it. Just watch.
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Say that you found a really cute hairstyle online and it calls for tiny pigtails. Or maybe you want to put your hair into a protective style that consists of a lot of parting, so you want to use small rubber bands to keep each section of your hair separated. This is all well and good when you’re “installing” the style. The problem is, what are you gonna do when it’s time to take it down?
The reason why I’m not a huge fan of rubber bands being put into my hair is because I know the hell that comes with trying to get those bad boys out. Sometimes, you end up getting so peeved that you feel like there’s no other choice than to use a pair of shears to cut them out — and boy, is that a hair risk.
That’s what makes this video so cool. If you opt to use citrus essential oil, it will weaken the rubber band so that you can easily break it off with minimal effort on your part. The key is to not go with a cheap brand of oil. Go to your local health food or body healing store and get the good stuff so that it’s potent enough to pull this off.
Oh, and if a part of you is worried that the oil could damage your hair in the process, no worries. It’s rich in antioxidants to strengthen your hair. It contains antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to keep dandruff and other scalp irritants at bay. As a bonus, it makes your hair smell really good too.
All this and you don’t have to worry about pulling strands of your hair out? Look, I’m still Team Hair Ties but in a bind, I’m totally sold!