A pony tail is my "hairstyle" of choice. It is easy and fast, plus it keeps my hair out of my face and off of my neck. The problem is finding the right elastics for my thick hair. I have tried several brands, types, and sizes of elastics, and some work better than others, but these Scunci no damage elastics are perfect! They stay put (no slipping out, even while I'm running), they don't "dent" my hair, and they are gentle (made from hosiery material - no metal parts). These came in a package of 12 assorted colors (6 colors - 2 of each color), but I have lost all but 5 or so of them. The colors are: black, white, purple, blue, pink, and orange. They are very durable; I have had these for a few years now, and the ones I have left are still in good shape. I will certainly be buying more of them in the near future; it would be nice though, if Scunci offered these in a wider variety of colors. I guess black and white are all you really need, but when you wear your hair pulled back as often as I do, it's nice to have more options for colors to play around with.