Spiral Bobbles – no more kinks!

I’ve seen these spiral bobbles quite a bit lately, but wasn’t sure of the point of them. Either way, I saw 12 for £1 in Primark, so thought I might as well try them out.


They’re pieces of springy plastic cord joined to make a circle. At first, I wasn’t sure what to do and thought I’d break it if I used it like a normal bobble. However, they’re really strong and hold as normal. They call them invisible, and I’m sure they can be if you put a bit of effort in. However, I’ve used a black one to contrast with my hair and show you.

(Quick post and some bad pictures coming up!)

You twist and use it just like you would with a normal bobble, and keep going until it’s tight.

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I actually quite like the way they look, especially in the ponytail. They are much less visible than a normal bobble and hold hair more unevenly, meaning no annoying bobble kinks! I can confirm that you can’t even tell I had my hair up before, whereas usually I have the whole line through my hair disaster.

They don’t snag or pull, which is much better for your hair and means less split ends.

They’re waterproof too, so they’d be perfect after a shower to keep your hair out of the way without causing any damage. It also means they’re great for swimming or the beach.

What’s amazing about this is that it holds my hair much tighter than a normal elastic bobble, but it doesn’t feel it. Usually, after a while, my bun will start to slip out unless I’ve put real effort into it (I think the running theme here is that I don’t make an effort!), but this has been in for hours and not moved. The bun still feels tight and tidy.

I’ll definitely be using these mostly from now on. You can buy Invisibobble for £3.75 for 3 at Boots and other pharmacies, but I found these Primark ones (12 for £1) pretty great.

To see the rest of my hair accessories haul from the land of bargains, click HERE.


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  • Reply Primark Accessories Haul – September 2015! | Tea Is For Tina

    […] Everyone is getting these spiral bobbles at the moment. The big brand is Invisibobble, but I got these at 12 for £1! You can see my post on how to use them HERE. […]

    27 September 2015 at 09:35
  • Reply daisyashcroft

    I got a pack of these with this month’s Glossybox and think they’re great! The only problem is that they don’t look very nice haha, like telephone chords!x

    27 September 2015 at 10:39
    • Reply Tea Is For Tina

      Haha yeah, I’m sure there’s a way to cover them a bit somehow. Although Gaga had a whole phone on her head and it seemed to work for her 👍🏻 Haven’t worked out how to cover it yet except for use a big flowery bobble on top! X

      27 September 2015 at 10:41
  • Reply This, tatt and the other

    I’ve never seen these. I’m intrigued!

    28 September 2015 at 12:13
    • Reply Tea Is For Tina

      They’re great! I was really surprised by them X

      28 September 2015 at 12:18

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!