I wanted a blue band and a black band, however some comments said their band was too tight, bearing this in mind I only ordered the blue one, it was fine. A few days later I ordered a black one, it is at least 1 inch smaller than the blue. This hasn’t proved to be a huge problem, I stretched it for two days and it is perfect. It hasn’t been washed yet but if it does shrink I will stretch it again. This does not mean it is acceptable for one size headbands to be different sizes.