These are the only hair ties I will buy for myself and my girls. They do a good job holding the hair and I love that I don't rip my hair out on the little metal part. I have a lot of hair as does my oldest daughter and these do great holding it all back. hover I can even use them in my 2 year old daughters hair which there isn't much of and they stay in as well. I keep these everywhere from my nightstand to my purse to my car. I loose them easily too nut they are inexpensive enough and worth it to replace.