Phone Cord Hair Grips

October 7, 2009
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Phone Cord Hair Grips

All the rage now with the younger set, these coiled hair ties are a true novelty. Fused at the ends to make a ring, the plastic coils are reminiscent of telephone cords (or wires, as some of the older generation would call them). The person who thought of them is a genius. Who would’ve imagined that something this functional could be so trendy?

I like their cheerful range of colours, as well as their ability to grasp hair in a more stylish manner than regular elastic bands and scrunchies – their smooth but serrated edges give bound hair a touch of interest.

They hold tresses well for a decent period of time but will lose their elasticity after extended use. With prices that range from S$1 for one to S$2 for four, you can easily find them at most local shops that carry hair accessories. I bought mine from Livia & Sheen located at Square 2.


Posted in: colours | hair accessories

8 Responses to Phone Cord Hair Grips

  1. October 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    lol! i have been using this for months! very handy and cheap~
    and available in a wide range of colours~ :D

    • makeupmag
      October 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      They’re very cute, Plue!

  2. October 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    wow they actually look like they hurt!! but they are fun colors

    • makeupmag
      October 19, 2009 at 1:21 am

      Hi BB,

      They’re fun to use. They don’t snag badly but scrunchies are still more hair-friendly.

  3. vival
    October 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    i got mine from SINMA @ Tampines
    its so Cute!!!

    • makeupmag
      October 13, 2009 at 10:53 am

      Hi Vival,

      They are cute. There are metallic ones too. ;)

  4. Bell
    September 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hi! I’m looking for hair ties that don’t leave dents in my hair cos my hair is rebonded & I’m really afraid of dents… Do these work? Or Twistband? Thanks in advance!

    • makeupmag
      September 7, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Hi Bell,

      These will leave dents. You’re better off using Twistbands (I use them on my rebonded hair). :)

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