A few months ago I decided to try out a Emi-Jay Hair Tie. I've heard a lot of buzz about these and how great they are. You've probably heard about them too, they were created by two teen girls with part of the proceeds from sales going to several charities. Upon first inspection, I thought there was no way that this piece of elastic fabric tied in a knot at one end would hold my thick, somewhat unruly hair. Boy was I wrong, it has quickly become my favorite hair tie. It absolutely does not snag the hair and hurt, it also minimizes the ponytail bump. You can wear it on your wrist with out it digging in or looking like a "crazy gal with her hair elastic on her wrist" (we've all been there). So there you go, I'm sold. The only drawback is that the elastic does stretch out faster than a traditional hair elastic, so I'm actually looking to replace the one I have. Here are some of the ones I'm eyeballing.