These bands are really cheap, you can use them to achieve simple to complex braids, they hold the braid in exceptionally well. They don't pull on the hair and with these you hairstyle lasts a very long time. I always have a pack of these for those days i want to do a braid in my hair. There are also different colours so they will match your hair perfectly. They're also quite easy to take off, although i find that the more complex the braid and the higher up the hair they are, they tend to pull on the hair when coming off. However, i still recommend, you just need to take your time when taking them off.