Invisibobble Coil No-break, No-mark Hair Tie Review, Use

Invisibobble Coil No-break, No-mark Hair Tie, How to Use it

What looks like a telephone cord has ousted all those hair ties, bobbles, clutchers, clips and scrunchies from my vanity. The Invisibobble hair tie promises - and keeps its promise, mind you - not to stretch, pull, break or hurt your hair. It also doesn't leave a trace on the hair once it is removed.



Invisibobble Coil No-break, No-mark Hair Tie, How to Use it

I can't photograph my own ponytails so I've done a rudimentary braid. This is what it looks like. The Invisibobble is available on several online websites in different colours - this is brown. I think the colour goes with my hair quite well. You can also get black, blue, white, yellow, red, purple and so on. It comes in packs of three, so there's one for your handbag, one for travel and one for your dressing table.
The principle is simple. 1. There is no rough soldering or jagged end so no hair is pulled out. 2. Because of the shape, there is uneven pressure which means there is more space for the hair to "sit" within the Invisibobble, so it won't leave a mark. At the same time, it does hold my hair tightly enough. because locks of hair lie within one "coil" of the Invisibobble and don't move about (see photos).
Review and how to use Invisibobble hair tie bobbleReview and how to use Invisibobble hair tie bobble
Yes, it stretches a bit, but so far I have found it always returns to the original circumference the following day. I don't know if it will stretch after a while. The company also says you can use it as a bracelet, but it looks awkward (to me) and a bit uncomfortable if you do a lot of actual writing (like me). One bobble is quite small, smaller than the circumference of a China Glaze nail polish bottle. It weighs next to nothing.
These are now my Holy Grail hair ties and I love how subtle they are for work and how comfy and efficient they are. I will definitely repurchase when I need more!
Review and dupe of Invisibobble hair tie bobble

Now for the shock. I was busy showing these off to my aunt and cousin who were visiting. They didn't say much but turned up the following day with black "Invisibobbles" (to the right of the original brown) and I asked if they were from Feelunique and they said, nope - these are from our local corner store for five pence/eight cents/five rupees - no box, no brand name. I nearly had a heart attack! They are exactly alike! I haven't tried out the dupes, though, so cannot vouch for how they perform.
Review and dupe of Invisibobble hair tie bobble
Ever bought a product and loved it, only to discover a far-cheaper version? Do share!
  1. Ooh I love these too... Ive got a couple packs of these.. the dupes don't control breakage altho they don't leave a mark... Sometimes they get tangled in the hair, leading to breakage.. nothing beats the original.. Be it the beauty blender or this..

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    1. Gosh, thank you! I was wallowing in guilt!

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  2. Ive seen several of these and they are really cheap.but I never tried them coz I thought my hair would snag on the plastic. Will get them soon but the sasta wala....hehehe.

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    1. They're quite decent (at least, the original ones are - have to get my hands on the dupes, since they're my cousin's) and easy to deal with; no hair loss.

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  3. Haven't tried these ever, but would love to. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! They've changed my hair's life!

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  4. these look awesome!!! I definitely want to try them and I think I will go for the real deal :)

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    1. They're surprisingly tougher than they look, I'm impressed!

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  5. Have never saw these...looks great!

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    1. Do try them if you see them around.

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  6. I love this, I've had them for a while and they are really effective. I also really like that they are not easy to see :) x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, I love that they hide nicely in the hair. Very subtle for work.

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  7. I have tried these local wala though! They were okay but they sure did loosen up after some time. so the real test would be if yours last longer than the local version of these!

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    1. I need to examine them for longer! Now the originals appear smoother....

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  8. These looks pretty awesome, sounds better than the traditional hair tie :) I remember when we're a little, we got the similar ones but longer and thinner, so we could wore them as headbands

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    1. Gosh I wish I had a headband like that instead of the thick, mandatory Alice bands we had at school (I went to an all-girls' convent) - those were very heavy and would make your head hurt after a while.

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  9. Yeah even I got them from health and glow store at Mumbai. They are nice. Don't pull your hair.

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  10. I really want to try these, I hate using normal bobbles as they make your hair look so kinked afterwards! 5 pence?! That's insane :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  11. Ahh I don't remember... had bought a load of stuff from there a while back... it's still looking good.

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  12. I LOOOVE these. Saw them online last month, but only bought them today. And I'm in loove!
    I have to have my hair in a bun for work, so was looking for something to comfort my hair after a long day, and these are the answer. They're not too tight, but hold the hair perfectly. I haven't actually worn them outside yet, just around the house, but will definitely be wearing them out tomorrow. Soo glad I decided to buy 2 boxes!

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  13. MyBeautyJunctionSeptember 17, 2014

    So glad you like them! I have one in pretty much every purse and drawer I own lol.

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