I had my hair cut short 22 months ago, and yet have been hanging onto these hair elastics, just in case. Having tried all sorts of different brands and make when I had long hair, these were my favourites. Strong enough to hold my huge mop of heavy hair, no metal clasp to pull at my hair, and long lasting. However, I don’t need them now and there’s no point in keeping them just in case I decide to change my hairstyle at some future undetermined point. If and when that day comes, I can just go out and buy some more!