After finding the normal Goody shower caps not as easy to find, I thought I'd try this one. The elastic area is better constructed better than the Goody ones and I can see it will last longer due to the way it's made. I have nearly waist length hair I put up in a large clip on days I don't wash my hair, and this cap is large enough to accommodate the large clip. I think the elastic area is some kind of fiber elastic though, as you really have to leave the cap out to dry. The Goody ones, where it's all a rubber elastic, I would just toss in the cupboard, but if I toss this one in the cupboard, when I take it out the next day, the elastic area is still wet. So it's a bit inconvenient to have to leave it out to dry. Other than that, it's pretty good and I can see it will last longer than the usual month the other ones do before the elastic is all stretched out to the point you need a new one.