I have a smaller sized head so I need tighter bands, especially when I'm working out. These bands are average size but the grip slips sooner than later once on my hair/head. They are attractive but a tight grip is to be desired. I use them to hold the fly away hair during my runs and workouts and once I start moving, the band slip and i have to keep replacing them on my hair after they've slipped off. Save the extra dollars and buy the good ol' Goody brand as they are tighter and don't slip until you've worn them out.