I don't know if I am the only one who has this problem or not... so I am just going to go ahead and share - I am prone to migraines and if/when I put my hair in a pony tail or bun, if the elastic or the bobbi pins catch one single solitary hair wrong and it causes a pinch, then I have to take the hairdo out and try over again otherwise it will trigger a headache. Weird, I know but that is the way it is. That being said, I have a hard time finding accessories for my long hair that do not end up causing me pain or frustration. These are perfect - no pulling or tugging on my hair and they slide in and stay put so that I don't have to readjust them throughout the day , etc. I will be buying them again in the various color options available. They are also very, very cute.