Getting four heads of hair done in the morning, NOT even including my own, is a real feat! Every second counts when we are racing the clock to get two of my girls on the bus and my little boy off to preschool. That is why scünci clear hair elastics=unhappy hair dresser. Just the fact that they stretch to a horrific size so I have to wrap it around a braid or pony tail six or seven times drives me nuts. I want three times MAX! I also don’t want to have to buy elastics every week, so I like to re-use the clear ones for as long as they hold up. These ones have to be thrown away after the first wear because once you take them out they are thin, stretched out, worthless things.
The kicker though happened this morning. I was feeling pretty awesome that I had gotten myself and the munchkins all ready to go to story-time at the library. They looked half decent and my hair was even done in a loose side french braid, and all by 9:00 am.
As I am sitting in story-time I hear a pop and then feel my hair fall out. My elastic broke. This is tragic for a hair stylist because it feels like a betrayal. In the past I might have been very embarrassed, but hey, I was just happy to be out that early in the morning. Luckily story-time was nearing the end and I did not have any more errands to run. Needless to say I have now committed this brand of elastics to my brain and will not buy them again. Even when they are the only ones on the shelf at the store and I am desperate. That is when I will come home and turn to my good old friend, Amazon!
P.S. I do like scünci brand colored elastics just fine. It’s the clear ones I am going to steer CLEAR of.