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Healthy Hair Care's premium bands. Banding and braiding is hard enough - treat yourself to the best bands available.


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    Super Bands is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strongest braiding rubber bands These are very strong and will keep braids in for an entire show weekend (unless the horse is a vicious braid-rubber). Only downside is that their strength sometimes comes at the cost of lack of elasticity, so I would have to use 3 bands per braid instead of 2, on occasion.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from String bands for braids! I love that these match my chestnut gelding perfectly! And, they don't break every other braid!!
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality braiding bands These bands got the job done and held up well to a day of showing. Large package, so I won't have to purchase more anytime soon.
    Date published: 2016-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lotsa bands for the $ I have one of those long maned horses that need to stay braided all the time, so I use a lot of bands and they need to last about a week to 10 days!
    Date published: 2016-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bands on the market These are the only bands I will buy - they don't break and hold up well. With these you don't have to double band the braids and they still hold the button perfectly. Worth the extra $$
    Date published: 2016-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Quality product . These rubber bands hold up very well fresh stock not dried out and brittle!
    Date published: 2016-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from They work great You can't ask much more of a rubber band when it comes to training a mane. And I've got a lifetime supply with the one bag. What's not to like?
    Date published: 2016-01-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong and Tight These are heavy duty braiding bands. They are a bit thicker and tighter than other braiding bands, so you likely need to circle them a few less times. They should work well for show braiding.
    Date published: 2015-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good braiding band These bands don't snap easily when stretching and stay in the mane well!
    Date published: 2015-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Good quality bands that don't break and crumble. Great value for what you pay and what you get.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super strong! I love these bands! They're the only ones I use for shows and their strength makes show mornings so much easier.
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better than standard elastics Worth the extra $ if you have a thicker mane to braid!
    Date published: 2014-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bands After buying bands from other places I bought these and loved them! Super stretchy and no breaking. Love them.
    Date published: 2013-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Durable These braid bands are the best! I bought one bag in black, and I will continue to use this brand. The bands don't snap, (unless you pull on them too hard like I do!). I went through braiding a whole mane and didn't need to replace any. They are very durable yet still stretchy enough to keep them in place. Some people may think you get too much in one bag, but I think it is great. These will last a long time, so they are a great deal, and totally worth it.
    Date published: 2013-08-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Far too many in a packet for a one-horse owner but great quality & didn't break even when I was removing them!
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless Braiding Opportunities! Finally, enough bands for the rest of my life! No more asking if anyone has some spares or digging around in the bottom of the grooming bag only to find stretched out/broken ones. They're nice and tough. They come out the same as they went in and retain their shape. They seem to be perfectly uniform with good quality control-- there are no weak or messed up ones mixed in. They don't pull or stick to the hair when you go to remove them. It's great to have different color options. I bought these in Brown (which is called Chestnut on the bag), and they don't *exactly* blend in with my chestnut's mane/tail because they appear lighter when stretched, but it's close enough. I wish they showed all five color options in the photo, just out of curiosity.
    Date published: 2013-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bands I can't stand those bands that stretch too much and require you to wrap it 1,000 times to get it to hold. These bands are perfect! They have just enough stretch to get them on the braid and wrap them a couple of times, but you don't have to spend 15 minutes wrapping each band to be tight enough to stay in place.
    Date published: 2013-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low breakage braid bands These are more expensive than some brands but they break a lot less frequently than the cheaper ones. Also easy on hair with plenty of stretch. Even the most expensive braid elastics are a tiny expense compared to all the other things involved in horse care and showing, so you may as well buy decent elastics like these. The extra frustration of cheaper ones isn't worth the miniscule savings.
    Date published: 2013-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Truly are Super Bands!!! I have never used any bands that hold up like these do. The sun does not bake them and make them brittle. They do not snap and pop my fingers while I am wrapping them around the hair. When you consider how long these last, the price seems more than reasonable.
    Date published: 2012-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Braiding These bands are true to color, very durable perfect for braiding.
    Date published: 2012-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I was working at a horse camp for kids this summer, and I decided to teach them how to braid so we could have a camp braiding competition! The price was good for the amount of bands, and the kids had lots of fun in their braiding contest.
    Date published: 2012-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the Best!!! These rubber bands are GREAT! I go to a lot of shows, and I hate braiding. I usually break a number of the "ordinary" rubber bands in one braiding job. I just ordered these and used them at my last show. I didn't break one single rubber band...even when taking the braids OUT! These things are awesome! I'll never go back to ordinary rubber bands again!
    Date published: 2011-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Rubberbands for Braiding A staple in my groom room at shows, and a staple at home. I find these to be quite overpriced, but they are by far the best rubberband you'll find on the market in terms of durability, so they are worth the cash in the long run.
    Date published: 2011-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Strong These braid binders are super strong. They are not the most pure color (rubbery looking) and therefore not my favorite for big shows, but they are the best at home where they need to last.
    Date published: 2010-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Rubberbands! Hard to break!! I use these rubberbands at schooling shows and they hold up great! The only problem i had is matching the mane color, however They are great for schooling shows!
    Date published: 2010-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bands!! These are the best bands out there! They come in a huge bag, they last FOREVER, and the bands are stretchy but very strong.--AWESOME!
    Date published: 2009-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bands These are the best bands if you have to leave your horse's mane braided due to tangles and mats. They will usually last almost 3 weeks compared to about 1 week for lesser brands. They don't dry rot from rain and sun. Been using them for three years and they are the best bands out there!
    Date published: 2009-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super is an understatement! These bands are wonderful! The colors are great, and they are amazingly tough. I previously used bands put out by the "Tail Tamers" company, and although the package was adorable, I finally got sick of paying for bands that snapped more often than they worked. I decided to switch to "Super Bands" and was so happy with their durability that I have used them ever since. Never has a Super Band snapped on me! I would definitely recommend these wonderful bands to anyone who asks!
    Date published: 2008-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Banding has never been easier! Super Bands are now a must have in my grooming kit for horse shows!! I recently tried Super Bands and found that these bands are more durable and held the mane in place better than the rest. I no longer have to re-band my horse in the morning before my showmanship class because the bands stay in place perfectly. These save me so much time. A++
    Date published: 2008-02-05
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