Hair ties, ponytail holders, scrunci, whatever you call it. Every girl knows what they are. I personally had a special srunci holder in my youngun' days. Yea, I really liked ponytails. So who came up with this ever so practical idea?
The hair tie was first invented by Mary Lasswell Smith in the mid 1920's. Mary was a clumsy woman who had very long hair. Her long hair constantly got in the way so she used a small, stretchy band to tie her hair back. Her trend caught on and became quite popular.