Rubber bands for a simple doggy hairstyle


As I have said before, Shih Tzus are high-maintenance dogs. So we were faced with another problem: keeping Shantee’s hair away from her eyes.

Ribbons and dog hair clips are nice, but the thing is, they can easily fall off as the dog romps around. I usually keep the pretty ribbons groomers put on Shantee after they fall off, and just put them on her whenever we’re going out on trips to pet-friendly malls and restaurants (or even parties). But for every day use, I knew I had to find an alternative to these fancy dog hair accessories.

I tried the regular rubber band (you know, the one you can buy in boxes at National Bookstore and used as an office supply?), but it didn’t take. The office rubber band is too big for Shantee’s hair.

Then there’s the Goody-branded hair rubber brands we humans use. It’s the perfect solution, but just a tad too expensive for a dog’s every day use. The Goody bands are exactly what I needed for my furbaby, but I needed something cheaper—something that can fall off or snap without me feeling bad about the wasted expensive band.

Luckily, my sister (Joyce) and I found a very cheap alternative:

Joyce saw these cheap bands at our village’s convenience store, and cost us only Php20 (about US$0.50) for six little plastic bunch of these bands. I think these hair rubber bands will cost even cheaper if bought at Divisoria, but I didn’t really have time to go there anymore. A little bunch of rubber bands just isn’t worth the long trip to Divisoria, you know 🙂

But for now, these will do!


Posted on Sunday, 11 May 2008 at 5:59 am
Filed: Accessories, Dog Vanity
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  • chloe

    hi i have a suggestion for you. why don’t you try the bands they have at daiso or japan home? it’s 2 for 55 php, and in huge quantities, and the perfect size for shih tzu’s hair, .

  • You really wouldnt want to use those rubber bands on a shihtzu. It will break the coat over time and you’ll end up having those tiny hairs growing in all directions. Please take a look at the website below and other products available for your shih tzu. 🙂

    http://www.rainwaterkennel.com/products.php?s=37

  • As much as we want Chuchie, my Aspin, to accessrize with rubber bands, I can’t do so because she doesn’t have long hair. Ironically, I love tying the hair of Chuckie though his a male. But sometimes a haircut is the best solution.

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