Hair tie

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A male ponytail affixed with a black hair tie
Hair ties in different colors

A hair tie, also known by the names listed below, is a gadget to fasten hair, particularly long hair, away from areas such as the face. This is usually done as part of a hairstyle such as pigtails, bunches, ponytail for straight, wavy and loosely curled hair and referred to as afro puffs, bunny tails and "pineapples" for highly curled and highly textured natural hair. Two common types of hair tie are the scrunchie and the hairpin.

Hair ties' elasticity and durability varies according to the material or materials from which they are made. Most use elastic, rubber or stretchy forms of cotton.

Other names for hair ties[edit]

Hair ties are known by numerous names. Among the more common are:

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