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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mothers with daughters: HELP!

Short: What happened to beaded ponytail holders? You remember, the ones with a bead on each end and the metal clip thing in the middle? Goody used to make them and I can't find them anymore. I do NOT want those rubber band ones; they're still easy to find.

Long: Madeleine's hair works best in a braid. It's long and thick and wavy, so it tangles if not maintained. She complains when I ponytail it; it pulls too tight and is uncomfortable behind her head. So, I braid her hair.
Those rubber-band things are great for my hair, but the beaded ones are much easier for me to use on hers. I don't know if I'm shopping at the wrong stores, or they got recalled or discontinued because of the beads being a choking hazard, or they've just fallen out of vogue so stores quit selling them.

Thank you!


At 7:36 AM, Blogger Milehimama said...

Goody still makes them.

I've seen them at the dollar store and Big Lots.

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen them for a loooong time. And personally, I will NEVER use them on any of my girls. I wore them all the time when I was a kid until one fateful winter day, while ice skating, I fell backwards on my head quite hard. The lovely little plastic balls knocked into my skull pretty hard, causing a concussion and requiring stiches. I'm not saying it wouldn't have hurt WITHOUT the plastic balls, but I sure don't think they helped the situation any... :-)


At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Christine said...

Can't help ya here! My girls won't wear anything in their hair!

Margaret, OUCH!

(visiting from the MI Christian HSers yahoo group)

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Clare Krishan said...

(maybe a bit pricey ?) but here goes:

single ball with sequins, elastic loop $7

pair plaid tulips, elastic loop $5

quadrilateral clear crystal, embedded petals, elastic loop $3.50

Jelly hearts, 5 color ways, elastic loop $1.50

I love my long hair!

If her hair isn't too slippery when freshly washed, try the Asian style of hairsticks:

wrapping the tightly twisted ponytail up when its still a wee bit damp in a knot and securing it with the hair chopstick accessory - very cute and demure! As the hair dries its contracts around the ends of the pin and stays quite steady (unless its a sports day at school, of course, then it'll drop out for sure)

I'm a fan of simple things since I'm allergic to nickel and many fashion items set my scalp on fire!


At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We call 'em hair bobbles in the UK:

Various color pairs for 99p (circa $2 each -- ouch!)

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Heather said...

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At 5:14 PM, Blogger Heather said...

No luck at Big Lots, but the dollar store had them.
Thank you!

That really must have hurt. I think for ponytails close to the head, we'll stick with the plain elastic ones with the beads at the end of braids. Thanks for that tip!

Clare Krishan--
Those are out of our price league at the moment, though they are pretty. We don't have the nickel sensitivity to worry about, either--thank Heaven!

I'll keep that in mind if we're ever on that side of the pond. :) Transatlantic mail ordering of ponytailers/hair bobbles seems a little exotic, though.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Scrunchies are my favorite. I probably own 15 or 20 in different colors and fabrics, and they don't pull when in a ponytail.

The professor I work for still wears the beaded elastic things in her hair. It's rather endearing.


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