All of our Co-op finalists are good, but one hair tie came and conquered the others. Goody Ouchless Women’s Braided Elastics are our readers’ favorite.
As a person with very long very fine hair I can confidently say that there aren’t any great hair ties out there. The coiled like a phone cord ones always manage to get tangled in my hair resulting in lost hairs, pain, and much cursing. Cloth ones don’t hold my hair in place. If I had to vote, I guess it would have to be for the good old Goodie hair bands, which have been improved to NOT have that awful gold piece on them and instead to be one solid piece of elastic. I buy the ones that match my hair color (kind of...), and they hold my pony tail, or doe-di-doe as my 2 year old daughter calls them, in place anywhere on my head I choose to place said pony tail, even in the single one sided pony tail a la 1982. Goodie holds my long hair in place even through arduous hours of Cross Fit.
Long Live GOODIE! - Anger? Or Rage?
Hairdresser here; the “invisible” type of hair tie that looks kind of like a coiled phone cord happen to work quite well with most hairstyles, though intensely curly or low-density fine hair may have troubles. - Skunch
Seconding, as I just discovered them recently, and they feel so much nicer in my hair! The ones I got seem to stretch out easily, but I can blast them with a hairdryer to shrink them back down apparently. -Ineverwritemyburnerdown