I have very long hair, perhaps if you do as well you can relate to this issue- how many times can a hair elastic be wrapped? Twice? Thrice?
When it’s brand new, two good wraps can contain all of my hair without feeling like my hair is being pulled or making my scalp hurt. After a while the elastic starts to stretch out and twice is not enough. It starts to feel loose. But not so loose that it can be wrapped thrice. That’s when you feel like your hair is being pulled out of your scalp strand by strand.
Let’s look at Exhibit A:
The elastic on the top has been around a while. It is too loose for twice and for thrice. This one can only be used to secure a bun on top of my head because it wraps around that comfortably.
The middle elastic is on its way to being too loose. It is holding strong at being wrapped thrice for ponytails, braids, etc.
The bottom elastic is newer. It is just right for a low ponytail and a braid made up of half of my hair.
I feel like Goldilocks and the Three Hairs (Elastic). It’s either too loose, too tight, or just right. Does anyone else have these hair elastic issues, or it is just me?