The scrunchies are smooth, beautiful color and true to the photos taken of the product. I can tie my hair with the usual 3 twists, so there wasn't too much slack like some of the cheap scrunchies have. And the hair tie underneath the fabric feels thick and strong. With these on, I feel like my hair is getting a break from the traditional hair tie. I bought some for my sister's too, and they love theirs, I even when went back to buy more. The wait for shipping them to where I live is worth it. These are the real deal.