The good: These bands are fairly sturdy and come in a lot of fun colors. They are not unbreakable--I've had 3 snap on me, one while tying my hair and two when I went to sleep with a ponytail--but they are less inclined to snap than regular hair elastics, since they are a solid piece without a seam. They also don't lose their elasticity after a few uses, which is a definite plus, and they are indeed no-slip--I can tie a tight ponytail and expect it not to have loosened by the end of the day.
The bad: I have medium-fine straight hair. There is no way around this negative--these hair bands snag my hair. I've tried to be more careful taking them out, stretching the bands out and actually unwinding it from my hair rather than just pulling. If I am *extremely careful* I can expect to remove a band with minimal hair loss. Sleeping with a ponytail in, forget about it--the movement in my sleep will cause the band to create a sort of endless snarl that will HAVE to be pulled out. I've taken to tying a ponytail on the top of my head for sleeping, since that won't be disturbed by any movement in my sleep. Any sort of rolling friction will cause the band to catch onto a strand of hair. It's a shame because I really wanted to love these! I'd say that this product accomplishes its goal of "No-slip" a little TOO well.
Overall: Yes, I'd probably buy these again. The great performance just BARELY squeaks past the fact that usage of this hairband actually requires more focus and a deft hand than I'd care for.
I absolutely love these hair ties. I'm a competitive cheerleader with long hair and it's impossible to keep my hair from falling out when I do tumbling. These are the only ties that have been able to keep my hair in. Granted, you can't just pull the ties out of your hair like normal cloth ties but if you're gentler with removing these ties, it will never pull your hair out.
I think these hair elastic are the best choice I have ever made. What I like about them the most are the quality of them. I've had old hair ties that snap on me while I'm putting my hair into a pony tail. With these hair ties, I can keep my hair up for an entire night while sleeping on it and in the morning I wake up with it still intact. They come in nice colors and they look good just on your wrist kind of like a bracelet. They're durable and last way longer. I normally wash my hair ties just to keep them clean and unlike the fabric ones, these dry instantly because they're rubber! The only downside is it pulls out a lot of my hair when taking my hair down...it hurts like a regular rubber band but nothing I can really do. I think I've used the same one for 2 months now. They're overall amazing!
I was really, really torn between 3 and 4 stars. 4 because I love these elastics - I have really thick, really long hair - and they have such a nice, tight, non-loosening grip! I can finally wear high ponies and buns again.
I love the look of a casual topknot, something I have never been able to do with traditional elastics because 1) the bun starts loosening and drooping within minutes 2) most elastics = 2 loops too loose, 3 loops too tight, which really doesn't work when you want to make a cute bun haha. But finally! I can wear a topknot again!
The only problem, and it's a really big one - they snap and break in DAYS. it is so frustrating. it's not even the issue of continuously replacing them... I'll have my hair done just so, and then in the middle of the day the elastic will just suddenly break. so annoying!
I'm not sure if I'd repurchase, unfortunately... the search for the perfect hair ties continues!
I love these. I got a pack of the coloured ones as well as the neon ones and they're soooo cute. These hold my fine hair in place and as long as I am somewhat careful, I have no problem breaking hair when I am putting them in and taking them out. They keep my ponytail nice and tight and I can even sleep with these in and wake up with my hair still somewhat in tact. I don't understand the bad ratings, although one of the ratings on here is low but the review of the product is good. Confusing.
I got mine in bright colors (one with red, yellow, etc. and another with mauve, purple and blacks in 3 pieces of each color) when CVS offered BOGO and $1 off coupon. I did not expect miracle but I love what I bought. I have medium thickness of fine hair above shoulder length. I sometimes have two tails and sometimes have one tail. Never got pull off or tangles. Very comfortable throughout sweaty workout sessions. No hair was attached to my bands whenever I took of. I have mine over a month now. I keep two yellow bands in the bathroom and used daily and they are still in shape; NOT losing the grip. I have several ponytailers from high-end such as FranceLuxe to low-end of Goody and Scunci. Theses are definitely keepers... I am wearing mauve and purple on my hair right now :)
These are HORRIBLE! I love the Goody elastics as they never snag your hair and don't snap, but they get stretched out after a while. I saw these and wanted to try them. They are much thicker and more durable. First of all, these aren't as stretchy as the Goody brand, so I can't wrap them around my thick hair more than 1 1/2 twists. Because of this it doesn't do that great of a job at holding my hair in place. It started to slip out of a ponytail after a while. These things are pure torture to remove! It's like pulling a regular rubber band out of your hair! As another reviewer mentioned below, these things will tear your hair to shreds!
I have very long, thick, stick straight somewhat coarse asian hair. This has been THE ONLY rubberband in all my 33 years of life that has held up my hair all day until the minute I take it out. This is miraculous. I was a bit hesistant to use it at first because it does seem like the rubber material will rip & shred my hair when taking it out but I have just made sure to be extra careful when taking it out to avoid that. All is well. Highly recommended!! I have already bought more and will continue to buy these as long as they keep making it.
I was very curious about these for awhile but didn't try them out until a couple weeks ago. I needed some new hair ties so I decided to try them. They hold my hair in place very well and my hair is thick and long so that is a true test. I really like that they don't seem to pull your hair as much as the regular elastics, my hair never gets tangled up in them and it is easy to take them out. They are made of a silicone so they never lose shape or elasticity. I am very happy I finally decided to give these a go.
Update: I'm not sure what I was talking about before, these things ripped my hair to shreds. Don't buy these, get the sephora ones, they are $3.50 for 8 but they will not pull out your hair.
Scunci stuff is good you know. It make my hair come out in very tight curls, with the sponge curlers, all all their goody accessories rock