Nostalgic Australians remember the ‘devastating pain’ this retro hair accessory caused in childhood. “It was traumatic”
- ’70s beaded hair ‘bobble’ image sparks controversy online
- Women shared ‘traumatic’ experiences with ‘painful’ hair ties
- Twin beaded ponytail holders were popular in the 60’s and 70’s
- Many remembered the pain caused when broken or removed
Hundreds of Australians have united online to rant about the decades-old ‘painful’ hair accessory.
A member of the group Old Shops Australia posted an image of the “Goody Twin Beaded Ponytail Holder” on its popular page and said it was “very popular at the time.”
The photo received hundreds of reactions from women who joked that it was “traumatizing”, recalling the pain they felt when their retro hair ties snapped or when a small plastic ball hit them in the head.
An Australian woman posted an image of the ‘Goody Twin Beaded Ponytail Holder’ on a popular Facebook group, prompting many to recall it was ‘too painful’ to remove.
‘There’s nothing like accidentally hitting a slingshot to the skull with one of these. Almost a concussion lol,” laughed one woman.
“If they snapped, you definitely felt them. .
“I can *hear* the ticking sound and *feel* the pain of ‘snapback!’,” replied the fourth.
The women recalled the pain they felt when a “bobble” snapped or when a small plastic ball hit their head, joking that it was “traumatizing.”
Others remembered how painful it was to remove a “bobble” or if their fingers slipped while putting their hair in a ponytail.
“I don’t know how my parents put it in my hair, but I know it hurts like hell to take it off.”
“Wow, the sheer pain of having my skull banged on these ends while my mom was pulling my hair out trying to do a ponytail before school,” added another.
“My fingers hurt just looking at it!” said the third.
However, some had more sentimental sentiments about the hair accessory, which was popular in the 60’s and 70’s and had a brief resurgence in the mid-90’s.
“I love these and have nothing but good memories of them in pigtails and ponytails without my mother getting involved,” one woman recalled.
“I had a ‘ball’ yellow one, a turquoise one, and a blue one, and I thought it was bee knees when I was six,” wrote another.
“Nothing seems to work these days….I want some,” said the third wish.