It’s been more than two years since I posted about a hero product (here; although there has been some controversy around both the brand and ingredients since time of posting, so please do your own research). This time around is an equally unglamorous, but nonetheless endlessly useful product: the Invisibobble*.
I have thick hair and a lot of it; a challenge for the humble hairband that is eternally too loose on two twists and too tight on three. That’s the first stroke of genius. The old school telephone wire design means it’s never too loose or too tight. I like sports and it’s no exaggeration that these are almost performance changing. They’ve kept a ponytail put and distraction-free through several rounds of boxing and a 10km run – but they’ll gently also slide out of the way if you want to get into Savasana.
The best bit? They leave next to no marks in your hair and don’t flatten it at the roots. I sometimes stick my hair in a high ponytail or loose bun at night and a quick ruffle in the morning is enough to revive the previous day’s style. The name refers to their traceless nature (they are indeed visible in your hair), but I rarely tie my hair up unless I’m relaxing, exercising or in full concentration mode when I’m totally uninterested in aesthetics.
A final benefit? If you forget them in the shower, they won’t end up smelling grim or going rusty because they’re completely fabric and metal free.
A little more expensive than your average bobble at £4 for 3 but well worth it for ouch-free, line-free, bother-free hair.