I happened to see these at K Mart while I was looking for some new head bands and I decided to try them out. The idea of "just one loop" to secure my hair was too tempting to pass up. These are nothing new - however they are new to me. I am always checking out the hair accessories when I go out, and I have never seen these before.
The first time I used one, I loved it. The "just one loop" thing is true - just slip your hair through once and you're good to go. I used one to secure my braid before bed one night, where because of my layers the hair is tapered quite a bit, just to see how well these might hold up for thinner hair. It stayed in all night. (I tend to toss and turn a lot in my sleep so this is no small feat!)
They were not the easiest to remove at the end of the day though - they did want to "stick" and pulled out some hairs along the way, no matter how careful I was in sliding/rolling them out of my hair.
But the joy was short lived. A couple days after buying them, I put my hair up in a pony tail for the day, using the purple band for the first time. It's important to note it was a first use...
The day went well. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary. Some light housework, walked the dog a couple times... just the usual. All day my hair was secure. And then in the evening as I was sitting at the computer to check my email, suddenly I felt my hair fall down to my shoulders. I reached back and sure enough, the band had split!
I thought maybe it was just a fluke. But the very next day, the blue one suddenly snapped in the same way while I was out taking a walk, and it bounced off down the road. And as I used each of the bands from the pack, within just one or two uses, they all broke like this.
The idea is nice, but definitely not good in practice.