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    Default What do you use to secure your braids?

    I used to wear my hair down or pony it all the time. Since joining LHC in August, I've gotten into buns and braids. I especially like to wear a loose braid to sleep. But what do you ladies use to secure the braid at the end?

    I had assumed it was those little clear bands you see in CVS, but I used them and I feel like they rip and break my hair at the ends when I take them out. Lately, I've been using the thicker, regular pony tail holders, which are better but still make me feel like they're causing breakage.

    Have I missed something? Is there a better way; am I doing something wrong? Because I feel ready to ditch braids altogether in order to save my hemline!

    Thanks in advance guys.
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    I use the black version of these little guys for braids: http://www.amazon.com/Multi-Color-El...ry+fabric+hair

    I also use these regular bands: http://www.amazon.com/Vidal-Sassoon-...s=hair+binders
    But I'll stretch the elasstic out prior to wearing them so they don't crunch my hair.
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    Fabric/elastic hair ties. Like these: http://thecraftingchicks.com/2013/07...hair-ties.html
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    I use a very thick and soft scrunchies or my very soft socks. I have some of my very soft fluffy socks that I made into scrunchies.
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    I use those clear bands for small braids and bunned braids. I don't feel like they are damaging to my hair.

    For single braids I use little satin scrunchies that I buy here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Color-Satin-...item3f20062105
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    As far as sleeping styles, I don't secure my bun braid with anything but 8 3 inch hairpins (with crimps).

    During the day, I use tiny black elastics. The trick to using elastics is to take them off the same way you put them on. Never just pull them off.

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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    I use thin elastic hair ties. Bad I know. I've tried ribbon and my hair is just too slippery, and scrunchies don't stay put in my fine, thin hair (and therefore super thin braid!) I just make sure I unravel the tie as opposed to just pulling it down.

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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    I use the small, fluffy-looking scrunchies that are sold for children.

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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBean View Post
    Fabric/elastic hair ties. Like these: http://thecraftingchicks.com/2013/07...hair-ties.html

    I use this type of elastic too. I buy fold-over elastic (FOE) in various colors and make my own. Cheap and easy. Been using them for 2 years, have noticed no damage.
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    Default Re: What do you use to secure your braids?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBean View Post
    Fabric/elastic hair ties. Like these: http://thecraftingchicks.com/2013/07...hair-ties.html

    I use this type of elastic too. I buy fold-over elastic (FOE) in various colors and make my own. Cheap and easy. Been using them for 2 years, have noticed no damage.
    "There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle." - Spanish Proverb
    Hip length to Pixie, now growing long again. Currently past SL, heading to APL.

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