You know those really cute hair ties that look like ribbon and don’t leave creases in your hair? I love them, but I refuse to pay $10 for 3 when I know they’re going to get stretched or ripped in a few weeks because of my thick hair. I decided to try to make my own and it worked out really well. I had to share the process with you.
You only need a few supplies and you can probably make about 40 hair ties for $10. Can’t argue with that, right? Oh, and it only takes a few seconds to make one. Let’s get started!
Creaseless hair ties supplies
- elastic ribbon
I recommend ordering the stretchy ribbon on Amazon because you get a ton, you won’t spend much and the designs are cute.
Step 1: measure your ribbon
I use the word measure lightly here.
Lay the ribbon out and cut it so that it is just a bit longer than your lighter (as seen in the image above).
Step 2: tie the ribbon
Hold the open ends together and tie a knot toward the end.
Use the lighter as a reference for placement if you’d like.
Step 3: singe the edges
This is the fun part. Singe the loose ends of the ribbon. This will keep it from fraying.
DO NOT light the ribbon on fire. I repeat, do not light it on fire.
Just touch the flame to the ends and remove it. Please don’t burn your house down.
Voila! Cheap hair ties! Did I mention they’re cute? I’m a big fan if you couldn’t tell.
I’d love to hear what you think. Leave your feedback in the comments.