I have been wanting to try these headbands for a while, so when they arrived, I put one on right away. I laughed at just how much it was too small for my head. In about 5 minutes, it slid itself off the back my my head and fell on the floor. I know I have a big head, but that was ridiculous! That said, I just untied 2 of them, knotted them together, then tied it in a bow. It works well enough that way, but I wanted something simple and flat. So I went online and ordered 8 different 5 yard spools of elastic for the same price as 6 headbands. I suggest doing the same if you want these type of headbands!