Wild & Stone Plastic-Free Hair Ties are made from a combination of cotton and natural rubber. Most hair bands are made from nylon or polyester and fall down storm drains and go into the sea, where they never biodegrade (hair ties are easy to lose off wrists, or from children’s heads, when doing cartwheels and handstands – use hair ties for older children only, to avoid a choking hazard). Don’t make ponytails too tight, or you could give yourself traction alopecia.
Don’t use elastic bands to tie your hair back. When dropped, these get trapped around the legs of hedgehogs or ducks, who think they are worms, then eat them or feed them to their chicks. Many people are asking the Post Office to use paper belly bands to secure piles of post (instead of red elastic bands dropped in their millions each year, causing harm to wildlife).
Prefer a Hair Scrunchie?
This set of two zero waste hair scrunchies are made with the offcuts of other products – choose from linen, hemp or organic cotton. Gentle on hair, they won’t pull or tangle, and are ideal to wear for the office or school run, and will take you through to a night out. The elastic is made from natural rubber or organic cotton. Choose from many colours and sizes.