Two years ago, I posted this photo on Facebook with the caption:
People ask me what I do for hair elastics since they are plastic. The truth is, I’ve never had to buy them because there are a gazillion on the ground every day. Parking lots, sidewalks, the floor of the gym… How do they get there? And is reusing discarded hair elastics gross or thrifty? Would you do it?
So, um, yeah. I pick up crap off the ground and put it in my hair. For the rest of you, please check out KOOSHOO certified organic hair accessories. Their hair elastics are made from organic cotton and natural rubber, not plastic!
KOOSHOO sent me a pack of five hair elastics to try out. Ironically, I had just gotten my hair cut before trying them, so I did the best I could. They work great, and because they are covered in cotton, the natural rubber elastic does not pull your hair.
You can order KOOSHOO plastic-free hair ties from my friends Jay and Chantal at Life Without Plastic.
When I asked Chantal about KOOSHOO, she replied, “Yes! Rachel and her husband started the company a few years ago. They are SUPER nice. I met them last September at a ‘social business’ conference near Vancouver. They really are the real thing.”
I have four hair ties left that have not touched my head. If you would like to try one, leave a comment below answering the question I asked in my Facebook post at the top of this page. I’ll choose 4 winners by the end of next week.