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Glittery Hair Ties: A Health Hazard?

By Elizabeth Hazard
Posted On Dec 03, 2015
Glittery Hair Ties: A Health Hazard?
Audree Kopp

There are lots of things to worry about when it comes to health risks these days. Well, if you’re looking for one more thing to add to that list, enter the hair tie. Yes, that’s right. That glittery elastic band seen on practically every woman’s wrist for hair emergencies and sporting events is can be a danger to your health. Don’t believe us? Kentucky resident Audree Kopp first noticed a small bump on her wrist that she thought was a spider bump. A day later that bump grew so large that she was rushed into emergency surgery to save her life. Doctors discovered that the elastic had caused a scratch on her wrist that led to bacteria getting under her skin and causing an infection that could have been life-threatening if it had gone into her bloodstream. What’s the lesson here? Well, maybe Scrunchies weren’t as bad as Carrie on Sex and the City once thought.