In order to give the product a fair assessment, I used the same Twistband in my hair every day for over a month. I piled my hair onto my head in a messy bun and put it in ponytails (high and low). I used it in the shower to hold up my sopping wet hair as it was being deep conditioned. Basically, I abused the life out of it. Like I said, its been over a month, and I am still using the same Twistband.
The picture above has two Twistbands - an unused Turquoise Tie Dye Twistband and the Lavender Twistband that I have been using for the last month. You can tell that it has been used, but it isn't really stretched out much, and you can tell its still in great shape. I really put that puppy through the wringer, too.
It still fits nicely on my wrist, and actually looks pretty nice - much more aesthetically pleasing than ordinary hair elastics. I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with the Twistband. They are a bit pricier than traditional hair elastics (a solid 6 pack will cost you $10, whereas a 17 pack of Goody hair elastics will run you $3.49 per pack), but for comfort level, Twistband takes the cake. I have been a loyal Goody gal for the last fifteen years, but I have converted to Twistbands. Seeing as I was sent a few hair ties, I gave one to a coworker to test out. The next day, she asked where she could get more, because she loved it. She also commented on how it doubled as a bracelet - I'm not the only one who thinks it doubles as sweet wrist candy.
You can snag these tressy-worthy ties from Twistband and Birchbox. The company has an array of products, such as headbands, hair clips, custom items and crayon rings. Yes, crayon rings. I totally want a set, but I might just have to wait til the holidays and request a set in my stocking.