Tired of dealing with elastic ponytail holders that snap and snag your hair? Try this DIY headband and ponytail holder that is great for relaxed and natural hair.
— Protective Styling —
I absolutely love protective styling. My favorite is the hair bun. Therefore, it goes without saying that I like accessorizing my hair buns with what I like to call hair candy — ribbons, bows, barrettes, you name it. I always rush to the accessories aisle looking for the next best hair accessory to add to my collection. I swear, the hunt for the next best thing never ends. However, one thing I do not chance, are the ponytail holders that I use. Elastic ponytail holders can tangle around the hair and even cause tension breakage, thus I stick to my DIY headband and ponytail holder for all ponytail hairstyles.
Make sure you check out my Hair Bun Regimen for Relaxed Hair!
— DIY Headband and Ponytail Holder —
— Simple and Cheap —
This DIY headband and ponytail holder is simple, easy and cheap. A pack of nylon stockings only cost $1.00 at the dollar store. The nylon stockings do not have to be of great quality, cheap ones will do. The color of them does not matter either, unless you have a preference.
— Air Drying and Banding Method —
I now use the same DIY headband and ponytail holders for my banding method.
In case you are new to the healthy hair journey, banding simply means to apply ponytail bands / holders to the hair to stretch and elongate the new growth for sleeker, straighter hair. Banding is extremely useful when you have a lot of new growth present.
Banding has really helped me to air dry with ease without bushy ends and dry hair. If you have not tried the banding method for stretching your new growth, you definitely should give it a try. It is definitely not a technique that is for natural hair only. My relaxed hair works well with the banding method and my hair is left moisturized and sleek each and every time.