If you’ve never owned a hairband then the chances are you’re a
bloke - or a girl with a touch of the Sinead O’Connors.
Failing that, it’s quite probable you’re wearing a hairband now.
But these are not glorified elastic bands, they are invaluable pieces of
equipment for anyone with hair over six inches in length.
In a random office poll, results revealed that hairband-using women
remove and replace their bands at least ten times a day. The ritual
mainly occurs during washing, teeth brushing, dialing a phone number,
reading, talking on the phone, eating, participating in sport and
putting the phone down.
The most popular points of placement are in the hair (obviously) and on
However, the place you are most likely to encounter hairbands is on the
floor - that means on the street, the Tube, the park, the pub and
anywhere else you can think of. In fact, they seem to spend as much time
on the floor as in the hair and on the wrist combined.
In the poll, this phenomenon was attributed to two things: slippery hair
(boys) and sub-standard elastic (girls).
Hairbands - around 50p
Available from Boots, Superdrug and hair emporia nationwide.