Must-Have Accessory: Fashionable & Functional Hairtie Bracelets

If you have long hair, you know the importance of having a ponytail holder at the ready. Often times that means keeping hair elastics in your pocket, your purse or on your wrist.

Wearing a ponytail holder on your wrist can pinch and that hurts, which is why I’m intrigued about an inventive product: hairband bracelets from Maria Shireen.

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The concept is simple and stylish – wear a bracelet that has a “channel” to hold the hair tie in place. The silver or gold bracelet is fashionable and functional. They even have plastic ones for kids and teens!

I was excited to try one out. Since I frequently write about weddings, Maria Shireen’s team sent me a bracelet from their wedding collection. It’s silver and comes with a baby blue hair tie. I can picture brides and bridesmaids wearing these bracelets throughout wedding planning and all the celebrations, including the reception and after parties.

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I’ve been enjoying wearing the bracelet which is cute and comfortable. Best of all, finding my hair tie to pull my hair back onto a ponytail is easier than ever!

Think about it: you’ll always have your ponytail holder nearby. No more searching the house, office or your bag for a hairtie because you’ll have one ready-to-go on your bracelet.

The bracelet looks pretty on its own and can be worn separate from the hairtie. When worn together, it’s hard to tell you’re rocking a ponytail with your bracelet.

Want Perfect Hair? The New Dry Shampoo You Have to Try

Having a good hair day is elusive when you have fine hair. I’m always looking for products to make my hair look clean, full and well, really good!

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My dermatologist recommends not washing my hair daily since it’ll dry out my hair. To keep it fresh between washes, I’ve tried a variety of dry shampoos.

That’s why I was excited to receive a sample of Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo. Launching next week, this dry shampoo promises to “absorb and remove oil, sweat and odor” to lengthen the time between washes.

I’ve tried it at least five times in the past few weeks and I’m impressed. Unlike other dry shampoos, PhD doesn’t leave my hair with a white powdery residue.

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This dry shampoo contains the company’s patented OFPMA molecule, which reduces surface friction on the hair, making it easier for hair to remove the powders used to soak up oil and sweat.

All you do is spray it in a sweeping motion about six to 10 inches away from hair. Then wait 30 seconds to massage and shake your hair starting at the roots.

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo is already available online. It’ll be out in stores on September 6 and will be sold for $22 at Sephora, Ulta, and on LivingProof.com. A travel-size version costs $12.

I’ll be using this dry shampoo between washes and to freshen my hair!