I have long hair mid-back, wavy. I often air dry my hair. After washing my hair I apply leave in conditioner. Then I braid it. I was using a scruncy along the lengh of my braid. It covered up alot of the hair with the fabric so it did'nt dry well. This Under Armour Braided Mini Headband can be twisted over the whole lengh of my braid. It holds my hair in place while not covering it up like the scruncy did. Light weight, soft. stays in place while I'm busy. Have even used it overnight while sleeping many times.