I have seen a lot of people talk about Invisibobble, a product I would gravitate towards whenever in Boots but never quite taking the plunge to purchase. Hair accessories are always being released, with quirky names and designs, new 'innovative' ideas and styles, promising to give you this, that and the other. Hair is one aspect of our bodies that everyone is always trying to perfect, and it's a big market for brands to attract customers in.
Invisibobble is advertised as the 'traceless hair ring', a new dimension to hair styling with a smooth and flexible plastic which promises to provide benefits for both your hairs condition and styling. So what are these benefits? Well, due to it's curled design, it manages to keep hair in place all day, in whatever style you put it in, without leaving any kinks or traces on your hair when you take it out at the end of the day. This means you can change your style from day to night with ease, without having to worry about bumps and lines that standard bobbles would leave in your hair. It manages to wrap around hair evenly and securely, without being too tight or harsh on your hair. Available in 8 different colours, they come in packs of 3 costing £3.75 (which works out at £1.25 each).
There are quite a few things I like about Invisibobble, but a few things I dislike too. I do like how easy they are to pop in, although I find 3 twists into place is the maximum I can get despite them being marketed as a very stretchy product. That said, once I pop my hair up with an Invisibobble my hair stays in place all day long with no budging, no getting looser as the day goes on, once it's there it's there. I get headaches very easily when I have my hair up, and when I was an Invisibobble, that doesn't happen. My hair stays in place but doesn't feel tight on my scalp, I don't get that same pressure I do after a long day of wearing a standard bobble. I also think these would be pretty darn hard to break, compared to traditional bobbles which can snap and lose their stretch quite easily.
That said, these are a complete pain to take out. You have to spend time unwinding it, removing it carefully and slowly, because otherwise? Expect tugging, expect broken hairs and expect some pain. I can't simply slide these out like a standard hair bobble or my beloved Twistband hair ties, because if I do I'm set to lose a handful of hairs in one go. I like the way they manage to stay in place all day without leaving a single mark, line or kink in my hair - but I also think the name 'Invisibobble' is a touch misleading, because yes, they don't leave a trace on your actual hair, but boy are they big and obvious.
I'm still a bit unsure on these. I like them, but then I also really dislike the effort and time it takes to take them out without losing hair in the process. If you've tried Invisibobble, I'd love to hear what you think to them and whether you think they're worth the hype.
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