Disclaimer: I received a free product in exchange for this review post. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the product company and/or its affiliates in any way.
Few things in life are more frustrating that wanting to pull my hair back and not having a hair tie readily available. I’ve walked through the house holding my hair in a ponytail with one hand while rummaging through random drawers searching for a hair tie with the other hand. I’m not the only one who’s been in this situation either as I’ve watched my daughter do the same thing and have heard horror stories from friends about their desperate searches for a hair tie.
Don’t judge us because desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures!
During my preschool teaching days I pulled my hair back with a rubber band on more than one occasion. Each time that rubber band did a great job of keeping my hair off my face while teaching 4 year olds but it proved to be rather painful when I took my hair down later in the day. I soon graduated to wearing a hair tie around my wrist so as to always have one close at hand. That worked better but wasn’t the most fashionable option I could pick. My thoughts of a better solution led to my wrapping a hair tie around my thumb. Somehow in my mind that seemed much better than wearing it on my wrist.
If you identify with my hair tie problem and impractical solutions, you are going to want to learn more about the Ashley Bridget Hair Bracelet. It is the answer we’ve been looking for my friends!
Ashley Bridget prides itself on creating a line of stylish yet functional accessory products that serve a dual purpose. The bracelet that I’ve been wearing since the moment the package arrived features a silver plated finish. It’s lightweight at 0.6 ounces and easily slips over my wrist without a problem. Once in place, the bracelet rests comfortably on my wrist without pinching my skin or getting caught on my hand like other bracelets I’ve tried in the past. The bracelet is the first one I’ve worn that doesn’t interfere with routine tasks such as writing or driving.
As someone who spends a considerable amount of time typing away on a keyboard, I appreciated the fact that I didn’t have to stop working to readjust or remove the bracelet. Other bracelets often got in the way which resulted in them going back into my jewelry box several moments after going on my wrist. With this bracelet I noticed that several hours went by before I realized that it was still on my wrist. That makes it a winner in my book!
Using the Bracelet
At first glance I wondered how practical it would be to remove the hair tie from the bracelet. The hair tie looks like it’s a tight fight on the bracelet so I felt certain that it would put up a fight. Much to my surprise it easily slid off the bracelet and my hair was pulled back into a ponytail about a minute later.
Take a look at how easy the Ashley Bridget Hair Bracelet is to use:
Step One: Prior to driving I take the bracelet off my wrist
Step Two: I remove the hair tie from the bracelet
Step Three: I use the hair tie to pull my hair back into a ponytail
With my hair pulled back and out of my face, I got back to the task at hand – driving my daughter to dance class. I continued wearing the bracelet as a stylish accessory as an added bonus.
Appearance of the Bracelet
My Ashley Bridget Hair Bracelet arrived looking more like a stylish gift than a hair product. The sleek black box with simple lettering could easily be presented to someone as a gift. There is no need to add wrapping paper, which is something you might want to keep in mind as the holiday season is right around the corner. It also comes with a hair tie on the bracelet and a second one inside a small wrapper in the box. To the naked eye, the hair tie appears as a simple black band in the center of the silver plated bracelet. The individuals who complimented my bracelet were surprised to learn that the black band was actually a hair tie.
My Final Thoughts
Overall my experience in trying this Ashley Bridget Hair Bracelet is positive. It more than serves the practical purpose of keeping a hair tie close at hand. I liked that it has a stylish appearance which makes keeping a hair tie with me at all times more fashionable than just wearing a plain hair tie around my wrist. The only problem I have with the bracelet is breaking the habit of still wrapping a hair tie around my thumb. I guess it’s true what they say – old habits die hard!
I highly recommend that you buy a bracelet for yourself or a friend who shares in the struggle of always having a hair tie available. Here’s the link to make a purchase: