Taming my already long and curly hair is a task all its own and sometimes too much of a fuss to deal with… but it’s my hair and I have to make do.  Recently I was sent some fun gadgets to play with and incorporate into my hairstyle routine and I’ve been having some fun testing them out.  As a child of the 80’s some of these brought back a few memories and also a few ideas in how I could incorporate these into styles I like to wear often today.  I introduce you to the Whirl A Style Ponytail Extender and 6″ ponytail elastic.

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The Fashion Obsessed Ponytail Extender (1.5 Inches) retails for $15.00 for one piece.  I received the hot pink color and have been using this particular product to help me create a quick messy and large bun (similar to a sock bun).  This extender comes in a variety of colors and sizes so you can pick and choose what works best for you.

The 6″ Ponytail Elastics retails for $10.00 for a pack of three hair elastics.  These are perfect for those that are looking for an elastic that does not pull on the hair and is easy to remove.

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It’s no secret that I am a bun wearer… I will wear a bun every day of the week if it means that my hair will be out of my face.  Because of that, I have been enjoying using the Ponytail extender for just that purpose.  The ponytail extender was developed to add structure and thickness to your ponytail.  It offers a texturized surface to grip your hair and has a unique patented design that keeps your ponytail from falling out.  It is a non-latex product made in the USA.

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To create a high pony tail and to use the extender to create a volumized pony tail, I first added a pony elastic to hold my hair in place and then took the ponytail extender and attached it to my hair.  Simply wrap the extender around the base of your ponytail and secure by taking the black elastic and attach to the button like closure on the opposite side.

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Since I wanted to go for a bun look.  I simply took my hair and wrapped it around the ponytail extender then secured in place with any bobby pins if I needed to.  While the ponytail extender is in place and not budging, it doesn’t add extra pressure to my head and doesn’t cause me headaches like a bun tool may cause.  It’s lightweight and I don’t even notice I have it on most of the time.

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The 6″ ponytail elastics are fun and great for me when I braid my hair as it allows me to secure my braid without tugging or pulling and removing the elastic is as easy as releasing the little ball and presto, it’s opened.  I have been trying to use these elastics to hold a ponytail for me but if I’m looking for a tight hold, these are a little too small for my thick and curly hair.

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Because of my thick/curly hair, the elastics will only go around the base of my hair once, leaving my ponytail a little looser than I would like.  However, these have been a godsend for my hair when I’m braiding them or securing small sections of hair.  I love that they do not pull, tug or yank on my hair and removing them is so simple and doesn’t cause any pain or hair loss while doing so.  These hair elastics pop open whle in the ponytail to release the elastic, which I really like.  They grip tightly and won’t pull hair out and they don’t stretch.  These are especially safe for hair extensions since there will be no tugging when removing them and the rubber texture is soft and slides nicely against the hair.

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Overall I think these are pretty cool inventions.  I will need to order larger size Ponytail elastics since the 6″ ones do not allow me to secure a normal ponytail due t my thick and curly hair.  I love the fact that these do not tug or pull on my hair, which is a big bonus since many elastic type hair ties will do so causing my hair to get stuck in them.  The Ponytail extender is definitely a great tool for those looking to rock out a high ponytail and I love using it as the base for my buns.  I have been playing with more ideas so when I have them nailed down, I’ll be sure to update on my progress on different hairstyles I’ve been able to utilize these in.  I do think they are well made, very durable in my opinion and I like that they come in different colors.  Seeing as none of these products cause any headaches while using them, which is a bonus, I’m pretty impressed.  The only thing that would make me do a double take in purchasing these would be the cost of the item.  While they are well made and I think definitely worth the cost because of the fact that they are gentle on hair, I think that if you didn’t try the product first… the cost may steer you away from purchasing the product.  I do however, recommend these.  If you have curly hair like I do – you know how difficult it is to find a hair tie that will not cause problems with your hair, these work really well.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. Lola Seicento Reply

    That is a SERIOUSLY cool invention, Honey! Love your hair up like that!

  2. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    Such neat products! I love how you used the Ponytail Extender for your bun.

  3. cindyprimebeauty Reply

    My hair texture is so fine, those would slip right out! Grrr

  4. I like how you used the ponytail extender in your bun. It would probably slide right out of my hair! I wish I had some of your lovely volume.

  5. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    I need this. My hairstyle is so predictable, pony tail or messy bun

  6. TinaBowling Reply

    Wish I had these when my hair was long. I would get nasty headaches from having my hair up!

  7. Kristin Bassett Reply

    My second day hair is always a messy bun, so I might need to give this a looksee.

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