I was actually pretty excited to get some new Goodys (pun intended) via Influenster, since I’ve been using Goodys Ouchless basic black elastics for as long as I can remember. There are always a few stashed in my purse, in my car, and like most on-the-go girls, one around my wrist.
I’m fully aware that such a “look” is a huge eye sore, and does more harm than good to my outfit. As a result, if I know I’m going out in public, I always put it in my pocket. Living in Florida, especially with the summer temps, having one on your person so that you can throw your hair up into a high pony in 5 seconds flat is an essential for looking cute and keeping cool.
The basic black elastics I buy are only $1.99, but the elastic eventually gives way. I think that’s a lot of the reason why you get 29 per pack. They’re good for the everyday simple activities, but not much else. At only $4.99 for 5 through, the ribbon elastics are pretty adorable and very affordable. They are fully elastic like their typical “ouchless” products. Ouchless meaning: no metal piece in the tie that will easily catch, and cause serious breakage to your delicate hair.
They seem much more durable than the basic ouchless line, and the mix of color can easily add a pop of color to your outfit. These are probably one of the few hair items I think I would look absolutely chic wearing to the gym. In my opinion, any girl that can keep it looking cute after an intense workout is a saint in my eyes.
I have pretty thick hair, so naturally when I tried one on it only got two wraps and wasn’t that tight around my hair at all. Needless to say, I got really bummed. I took it off and pulled at the ribbon a bit and it gave me some more material. I threw it back on with 3 wraps this time and it stayed! It was tight on my hair without being overly tight (no instant eyebrow lift). With basics it didn’t matter how tight my hair was, if I’m running or working out it will start to slip and my ponytail will fall out. Not cool! These however, passed the test!
With that I am happy to say these are real winners in my beauty book! If you’re looking for new chic hair elastics that will not only look adorable for your day-to-day, but ones that can easy transition from work to gym, these are the ones for you!
Courtesy of Influenster and their Sunkissed Voxbox!