LifestyleRevive your overstretched spiral hair ties with this ingenious boiling water hack

Revive your overstretched spiral hair ties with this ingenious boiling water hack

Patent for a stretched springy rubber band
Patent for a stretched springy rubber band
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10:20 AM EST, January 24, 2024

The trend of hair accessories often shifts with the seasons. Presently, silk rollers for making "heatless curls" are trending. A few years ago, it was the rubber spiral hair ties, designed to grip the hair tightly without pulling too much, that dominated the market.

Once the favored hair tie of many women

These hair ties had a passionate following among women. Although their popularity has lessened over time, they can still be readily found in drugstores. Still, many of us vividly recall the issue with these spring-like hair ties - they would stretch out and consequently lose their effectiveness. Surprisingly, there's a solution - the plastic can quickly revert to its original form.

Don't discard your overstretched hair tie

The internet is replete with useful everyday hacks. On the Instagram profile, vorobyov2021, you will discover a hack that allows an overstretched spiral hair band to regain its original form. It's astonishingly easy, quick, and demands practically no effort.

All you need to do is pour boiling water over the stretched hair tie, preferably in a small bowl. The accessory will quickly contract and look like new. It's pure science! This brilliant trick eliminates the need to buy new hair ties.

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