The headband resembles the top of a pair of cut-off tights and is approximately the same texture too. It took me a few tries to figure out how to put it on properly, but even after wearing it around the house, I still had a sour taste in my mouth (I hate being disappointed).
I tried to wear this as a headband, suitable for public viewing, but it's not strong enough to hold my hair into a presentable position. I'd have been better off wrapping toilet paper around my head-a slight exaggeration. I also tried wearing it at night to protect my twist out. While it did work, it wasn't cute. Prior to going to sleep, the headband, stretched over all of my hair, stuck straight out like Olive Oyl's ponytail in those old Popeye cartoons. When I woke up in the morning, I looked like a Conehead and having a beige Sue Maesta didn't help, LOL.
The Sue Maesta Hooded Headband is okay, but don't hold your breath. The only benefit is it did hold my twist out in place so I suppose it's pretty good to protect your hairstyle. Beyond that, no coils up for this one.