Rubberized Hairties: You probably know as well as I do that those normal black hairties are soft and they come out easily, but they also don't grip at all and slide down your ponytail in 2 pirouettes. They also get stretched out in just a few uses (or maybe that's just me?).
Hairbands with teeth: I don't have enough good things to say about these. They pull my bangs back without having to use 10000 clips and, most importantly, they stay on my head. If you get one that's well-shaped, you won't be in danger of it flying off. I just bought this set that I absolutely love from Forever 21:
Rubberized hairbands: Hairbands like this are great if you've got short wispies at the base of your neck because it goes all the way around your head. These have the added bonus of a strip of flexible rubberized coating on the inside of the band so that it won't slip as much. Unfortunately, they do still slip, so I'd suggest you pin it down with 4 clips or bobby pins - one right on top of your head, two behind your ears, and one at the base of your neck. I prefer the hard plastic hairbands (like the one above) to these rubberized ones because
|Ruined bobby pins - I know.|
Basically, you may have noticed that most of these products are by Goody. I just like them better than Scunci, or other drugstore hair products, because their products, especially the ones I've mentioned, are cheap, useful, and last for so long.
I also crochet my own hair flowers/bun scrunchies to decorate my hair (let's face it - black leotard, pink tights, and a bun can get boring without a little color). If you're interested, let me know and I'll post pictures and/or a pattern/tutorial! Don't worry, they're easy. I'm not a seasoned crochet-artist.
That's it! Do you have any great hair tips/tricks? Are you a die-hard hairspray or bobby pin fanatic (sorry if I offended you)?