I tried NOT to use rubber bands AT ALL on her hair and tried to wrap the ends of her hair back through the Side Winders; however, that didn't work due to the texture of her hair. I unfortunately HAD to use rubber bands but I only wrapped it around three to four times so that it would just hold and not be tight on her ends. Some of the ends of the Side Winders are not rounded and smooth, so be careful not to rip the hair. Other than that, I have no real complaints and my 8 1/2 year old daughter absolutely loves them. I'm going to continue to use them and work with them until I find a way to not have to use rubber bands to hold them on her hair.
By the way, other mother's asked me what they were and where I got them so they definitely were a hit!
Where to buy: Side Winder Hair Holders
~Keep it Kinky~