I’ve found a hair doodad called a Bandette Comb that actually stays in my fine, thin hair. I’d been looking for something to use to put my hair up while I grow it out as I’ve gotten tired of ponytails, and those claw clips slide right out of my hair. This is a hair comb with an elastic loop that holds your twist neatly in place and even I, who has zee-ro skill with hair, can create a tidy little updo without a mirror. It’s really quite remarkable, and it’s actually comfortable. While this might not do for a formal occasion, it’d be just fine for work and home.
It’s make by Localoc, there are a bunch of handy looking hair accessories on their site but, oddly, not the one I have. All I can find online is the Vidal Sassoon branded version. I found mine at Icing (shut up! sometimes one just finds themself at a mall and then accidentally enters stores full of shiny things).
Scott wasn’t around for photo time so you’ll have to forgive the following pictures, they were taken holding my SLR behind my head and hoping to get my hair in the shot. Keep in mind, these were taken at night after having my hair up all day, with no special effort made to straighten my hair in the morning, no extraordinary amount of hairspray, and after three days of solid rain and the resulting frizziness. The fact that a hair thing has not slid out of my hair, or tugged to the point of driving me crazy, after twelve hours is incredible. Incredible, I tell you. I didn’t use any extra bobby pins or clips.
You can’t tell but I’m wearing a Craft t-shirt in these pictures.
update: I’ve scanned the directions on the back of the packaging to give a better idea of how it works:
The small text says “Important: Do not insert into twist itself. The teeth go into the hair behind the twist to support the style.”
The last one is how to use the comb for a low ponytail: