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The wrong hair tie can cause snags, breakages, hair loss and even migraines. We’ve rounded up our favourite hair ties for different hair types and styles to keep your hair and style looking great.

Highly textured or curly hair
Those with highly textured or curly hair know that the wrong band will snag hair and pull any damaged strands out with it. To avoid knots and pulls, choose a hair tie that has no metal fasteners, and is made of silicone or another no snag material.

Wavy hair
To keep beachy waves in place, we recommend a scrunchy. With the current influence of 80s fashion there are so many styles and designs to choose from, and the casual style will pair perfectly with your windblown tresses.

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Image via Instagram/scrunchyqueen

Thick hair
Tame your thick hair with a heavy-duty elastic. To avoid hair breakage or drooping ‘dos, we recommend a soft, thick, and seamless band-style hair tie.

Thin hair
To keep thin hair safe from the annoyance of breakage, opt for a silky smooth hair band in a soft material.

If you don’t want a crease
There are few things worse than a good hair day being ruined by a ponytail crease. To avoid this annoying problem, try an Invisibobble. Not only does it prevent hair creases and breakage, it also does a fabulous job keeping a ponytail or top knot in place, even during a workout.

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For buns and topknots
When you want your updo to make a statement all on its own, you don’t want the hair tie to distract. The perfect way to keep your ‘do at the centre of attention? Choose a sturdy, metal-free hair tie in a shade that matches your hair.

For dressed-up ponytails
To spice up a ponytail for a fancier event, there are tons of options available. We love hair cuffs, beaded head bands and bows — you can never have too many!

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Which type of hair ties do you prefer?

Share your favourites in the comments!