It goes without saying 4C hair is one of the most versatile hair types to work with (the texture in its natural state versus heat-styled is the real life version of “get a girl that can do both”), but of all the fun 4C hair styles to try, many of them are obsolete without keeping the best hair ties on hand to keep your hair styled in place.
It feels like, one day, we all found out the hair ties most of us used in childhood were likely damaging our hair, and we’ve been on the hunt for hair ties we can trust ever since. If you have 4C hair, and particularly if you have a lot of it, it can be difficult to find hair ties that can handle the thickness of the hair without snapping and snagging — Your best bet is to go for options that are stretchy or large and durable enough to hold large amounts of hair, and are preferably covered with a fabric such as cotton or silk that won’t tug at the hair.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the most ideal hair ties for 4C hair, from options you can throw on quickly after a shower, to colorful styles you can mix and match with outfits during the day.
Hair SlideProof Knot Hair Tie Elastics
With a roped texture, gold-toned metal ends, and six colors to choose from, this pack of hair tire is as cute as they come.
Unlike many hair ties, Scunci’s Curl Collective Satin Bun Holder Scrunchies are actually made with coily, 4C hair in mind. Its elastic ties come with a satin covering to minimize breakage, and adjustable ends you can tweak as needed.