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222 reviews | 1.1 out of 5

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222 reviews | 1.1 out of 5

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I used to love these, but NOT anymore!!

Customer review by redsrt

1.0 stars 9/26/2014 by redsrt
by redsrt

I have been using this product for many years and have always loved how well they held my hair. I could use the same elastic over and over again without them ever breaking. I would always buy multiple packages when I would find them, because the stores seemed to be sold out of them frequently. In the past 3 months, I have purchased several boxes and have been very unhappy with the quality. Every time I use one, it breaks while I am wearing it. I have had to start using multiple elastics just is case one breaks I have another to hold my hair up. I think they must have changed the way they make these elastics because there quality has been greatly diminished. When you stretch them they kind of turn cloudy or opaque and the ones that I used to buy and worked very well never did that. They always stayed clear when you stretched them. I'm very disappointed because I haven't been able to find anything else that holds my hair as well as the old elastics did. I will not be buying more unless they start making them like they used too.

Conroe, TX, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Worthless JunkJunkJunkJunk

Customer review by ljh3126

1.0 stars 3/20/2016 by ljh3126
by ljh3126

I have bought these for close to 2 decades!!! First for my 16yr old & then for my 4yr old. These used to be the best thing since sliced bread in multicolor, black & clear once they came along. We're African Americans, thus our hair requires oil. These rubber bands used to last forever. Never had 1 single one break until about 2 years ago. These are over priced for 1, considering that they don't last throughout the day. I bought several a couple of years ago & have been rationing them out because I purchased a new pack & dropped my daughter off @ daycare, picked her up that afternoon and her hair looked like she'd stuck her finger in a socket. Why you ask? This would be because of the inferior quality rubber bands ALL BROKE!!! waist length hair; all sticking up & matted. I have since made numerous attempts to purchase from various locations, only to find that it's not the batch that may be defective.... The product is just now JUNK!!! the quality is junk & the price has tripled. I will not be buying this or any of the Goody products for my little one's hair. I've tried the other ponytail holders and they are not ouchless. I had to cut them out of her hair. Goody's, you guys have ABSOLUTELY FAILED on this one!!!

Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by Mommy2

1.0 stars 10/31/2014 by Mommy2
by Mommy2

I have two daughters and have used these ouchless rubberbands for 5 years with them. Both of my girls have extremely thick, heavy hair that gets put up in the morning before 7 am and needs to stay in and up all day until at least 4 pm. The last two boxes I have bought break throughout their day, or break when I am trying to wrap it three times around to hold their ponytail, or don't hold their hair in a ponytail and it ends up being at their neck by the end of their day. I thought I had purchased a "bad" box so I threw a box away and bought another. Unfortunately the exact same thing has happened with this box. Is there a way to directly buy from you the type of ouchless bands I have purchased for the past 5 years? I NEED this back...NOTHING else will hold their hair. And, I wish you would have printed on the box that the elasticity in your product had changed....then I wouldn't have wasted the few dollars on a new box.

Auburn, NY, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
What happened? PLEASE bring back the old formula!

Customer review by kbirch

1.0 stars 11/20/2014 by kbirch
by kbirch

Many of the reviews say the same thing - what happened to the old formula?? Along with the other unhappy customers, I have the same story: I bought the old ouchless for YEARS - I'm talking since 1996 or 97! They were the BEST - I wore one around my finger, ready to wear in my hair - it was tight and held my hair together. Nothing else worked the way they did! And if they stretched out too much, I'd toss them and get a new one... never thinking I would miss them the way I do now - 18 Years later! Now whatever your company did to make these ouchless "better" did exactly the opposite - they are not Ouchless, instead they are OuchFULL! and the elastic is way too springy to hold my hair in a tightly. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE listen to your reviewers and change back to the original formula - for both the black & the clear ouchless elastics!!!!!! I would very much like someone to contact me with information on whether this is happening - or other customers to help direct me to a different product! OR if you have any of those old ones stashed anywhere send me them asap.

Chicago, IL, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Please bring back the old ones!!!

Customer review by Bren

1.0 stars 4/8/2016 by Bren
by Bren

I used to buy these for my little maltese dog and bought the package that only had the tiny ones. Now I cannot find them anywhere and tried the alternative selection and they were terrible. Now these are the same.........PLEASE BRING BACK THE MINI ONLY PACKAGE AND MAKE THEM LIKE BEFORE!! My dog's hair is breaking off and our last dog using the older ones NEVER had this problem.

VA, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Completely Useless, Garbage

Customer review by Praia

1.0 stars 12/24/2015 by Praia
by Praia

These bands look the same, but they're made of a different type of rubber than before. They are not nearly as elastic as the old bands and don't shrink back after being taken out of my hair. Using them more than once or twice is never going to happen with these worthless bands because they are guaranteed to break after only 1 or 2 uses. They were a total waste of money. I ended up going to the beauty supply store and getting a much bigger bag of better quality bands for less money. I'm regret not doing that in the first place. Goody used to be my "go to" brand for hair care and styling items, but I won't be buying anything Goody makes again. I've recently had similar experiences with several other Goody products as well. They've clearly cut corners and their products are GARBAGE. Spend your money on another brand.

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Would recommend to a friend? No
Okay....what would you expect for rubber bands?

Customer review by Spclkeepsake

4.0 stars 5/27/2015 by Spclkeepsake
by Spclkeepsake

I like that you can get several sizes in the container, but there is nothing special I can really say about a rubber band.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
I use to LOVE these, why did you change them?

Customer review by BreA

1.0 stars 5/20/2014 by BreA
by BreA

I have been using these elastics for over 7 years and LOVED them! I have 4 young daughters, and loved these elastics for the creations in my daughters hair. I buy one or two packs a month. Your product is more expensive then other brands, but because the quality was so much better, I was willing to pay the extra. I have been SO disappointed that you have changed your product! Now they are no different then your competitors, they don't hold the hair tight, they are much to stretchy, and may times my daughters, half-way through the day, have broken elastics, which is so frustrating when they are at school, and nothing can be done to fix there hair. I know that one person is not going to make a difference, but sadly I will no longer be buying your product. I really wish you would go back to the original way you made these. They were my favorite.

Idaho, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
BAD formula change!

Customer review by rippedpony

1.0 stars 7/20/2014 by rippedpony
by rippedpony

I relied on this product for daily use for YEARS. I noticed immediately when I was unable to stock up on the blonde colored ones, and then got as many clear as I could find. Now that my stock is low, I've noticed a formula change. The elastic is too stretchy--which makes them slip out of my hair. Also, the strength isn't as good--which means they break more often, even after you think your hair is secured, and you're just sitting at your desk. Combined, this is a completely unreliable hair tie. You can tell right out of the box, since the elastic twists into a knot soo easy- that they also snag hair to the extreme when removing the ponytail. I will NOT recommend this product, nor will I purchase anymore until I see reviews that indicate goody has returned to the old formula, of reliable, reusable, invisible hair ties. Such a disappointment.

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Customer review by RocketMonster

5.0 stars 7/29/2010 by RocketMonster
by RocketMonster

This might sound strange but I dont use these for my hair. I use them for my teeth. lawl I know I know. I want braces but my teeth are perfectly straight so I use them as clear braces. So I give them credit for staying on my teeth. =)

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LAWL, California
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Usage:Every few days

Customer review by Vanessa

1.0 stars 4/30/2014 by Vanessa
by Vanessa

I've used these bands for YEARS and always loved them. I have long hair that's pretty thick, but these ALWAYS held it in place and I could even use them as just a ponytail holder if caught in a bind. The package looked different last time, but I figured new marketing or something. The new material is HORRIBLE. It breaks SO easily. I bought a 2nd pack thinking that it was just a bad pack, but it's definitely the new way they're made. I thought I was crazy until I read the reviews below. I used one to secure my hair half up the other day and had a clip around it. Someone have me a HUG and the elastic broke! How does that happen? I don't care if it's "ouchless", I want a quality hair product! The fact that I'm putting a RUBBER BAND in my hair implies it won't be painless, at least it works! Very, very disappointed.

Would recommend to a friend? No
Whatever Changed, Change Back...PLEASE!

Customer review by siegeliz

1.0 stars 6/14/2015 by siegeliz
by siegeliz

I've been buying these rubber bands for years. I could twist them around however many times I wanted, they would hold my hairstyle, and I could reuse them. One box lasted me months. In the past two weeks, I've purchased two boxes. Whatever happened to these rubber bands has NOT been a change for the better. They last in my hair a whopping 2 hours before randomly snapping. I've had to pack a handful in my pocket to replace throughout the day...not exactly conducive in a professional environment to have your hairdo disintegrate. I really need to buy another box, but I'm hesitant to do so as these past two boxes have truly been a waste of my time and money. Fix them! These were the only rubber bands that worked for me!

Urbana, OH, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by Mercado

1.0 stars 6/4/2015 by Mercado
by Mercado

This product has always been my hair accessory of choice especially for me and occasionally for my daughters. I have been using them relentlessly for a number of years. I finally finished my last box and set out to purchase more. The elastics are no longer the same quality as before. They immediately stretch to the breaking point. Current quality will not even hold the end of a braid together! I am very disappointed in the quality. I have bought several packages from different retailers in the hope they were defective, but all are the same poor quality. If someone likes the current elastics it's only because they know no better. Please revisit the 'new' elastics and quickly bring back the old! I'm on bad hair day #6!

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Product has changed- from great to poor

Customer review by KJWN

1.0 stars 1/15/2015 by KJWN

I have worn the clear ouchless elastics for years. Recently, the product has dramatically changed in quality. I cannot even make it one wearing without it breaking. I have tried various sizes and each is as poor as the next. They used to be strong/durable and able to wear a couple of times. I had one in this morning (first wearing) and it broke as a drove into work. I stopped off a drug store and picked up another box of the fabric elastics by goody and the first one of that pulled apart right away too. I am now on my third goody hair binder of the morning. So much effort for such a simple thing. Not gouda. Please put the investment back into the quality of your product. The old formula was excellent and worth a couple extra cents to make.

St Paul, MN, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Poor Quality

Customer review by disappointed2

1.0 stars 11/2/2015 by disappointed2
by disappointed2

I have used these elastics for over 7 years. When I first used them, they were great, and I was able to use them multiple times. However, the formula must have changed within the last few years though, because now I can only use each elastic once. If my daughter pulls her piggy tail out, I have to get a new elastic, because the original one always breaks if I try to use it a second time. I will be looking for a new product for my daughters' hair.

Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by Verydisappointedmom

1.0 stars 7/10/2014 by Verydisappointedmom
by Verydisappointedmom

I have been buying these ponytail holders for almost 5 years now for my daughters hair. LOVED them and got many uses out of the OLD version on these. I ran out of them and have now bought 3 new packages of them, thinking maybe it was the colored ones or just packaging that were different. Nope...they all just BREAK randomly after a short time after being in the hair, it's crazy!!! Now, seeing the below reviews, I have found it is not just me and that the quality of these has really gone downhill!! PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD, BETTER QUALITY ONES of just a few months ago!!!! These are horrible now!!! Not reliable at all and break while in the hair after just a short time or sometimes even while I am trying to even put them IN the hair!!

Would recommend to a friend? No
These used to be awesome..key words: used to be

Customer review by mamamayme

1.0 stars 11/15/2014 by mamamayme
by mamamayme

These new elastics are of such poor quality. The old ones were strong and comfortable. But these new ones are weak and horrible! I don't even have thick or heavy hair and they just pop and break after a few minutes of being in my hair. They are so weak, I can't even put up a ponytail tight enough to have it stay. If the elastic doesn't snap the ponytail will just sag because they can't hold anything. The only thing they are good for now is to hold a braid at the very very end of it. But that's if you can even stretch it to put it on without it snapping in your fingers. Bring back the old ones! They were the only hair bands we used. Now after going through 3 packs in a month, I'm not wasting my money anymore with Goody.

Would recommend to a friend? No

Customer review by Esther

1.0 stars 8/7/2014 by Esther
by Esther

I have been a loyal users of these elastics for years. They used to be a wonderful product that I would have happily kept on using for the rest of my life! The last box that I bought, however, has been a different story. These "new" elastics are flimsy and a complete waste of money. Forget about being able to reuse them as I could with the old elastics...I can't even use these new ones once as they break right in my hair! I'm very, very disappointed in the turn that Goody has taken with producing these elastics. The decision to change this once amazing product into one that is of poor quality was a terrible business move. As many other reviewers have said, I too will not be buying this product again. What a shame.

Would recommend to a friend? No
What happened to this product?!

Customer review by sumgrlnyc

1.0 stars 5/31/2015 by sumgrlnyc
by sumgrlnyc

I used to love them. Small, practically invisible and they held my hair perfectly. Now, there seems to be either a major manufacturing issue or product change and they are basically ineffective now. One after another, they break in my hand when I pull them out to tie my hair, they break in my hair out of no where. I've tried using two or three at time. Still doesn't help. They actually hurt my skin when they break. I would not use these for kids. I've tried purchasing them at 4 different shops over the past year and they're not inexpensive. All the same issue. I hope they address this obvious issue and correct the production. Until them, I will avoid.

NYC, NY, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
Bring the old ones back!

Customer review by momoftwins

1.0 stars 7/7/2014 by momoftwins
by momoftwins

I went on the website with the intention of sharing my experience with what seems to be the "new" clear ouchless elastics. HORRIBLE. my experience is similar to the majority of other comments. i use these EVERY day for my daughter and have done so for the past 4 years. The old ones were perfect but the new ones break within 30 minutes. Why did you change a good thing? PLEASE bring the old ones back!!! When Goody changed to this new elastic I tried 3 other brands that make the same/similar product. I'm sad to say they are all HORRIBLE. Please let me know if I am able to obtain the old ones and if so, where. Also, are you are planning to bring the old ones back after hearing what your customers have written?

Minneapolis, MN, United States
Would recommend to a friend? No
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