I just wanted to add, I bought a package of thick hair bands and they work great! I put one on each of the top two hooks, and because they were a bit loose, I twisted them several times before hooking them. They keep the tongues secure and they allow me to bend as deep as I need to. I got turquoise, to match my skating jacket, but now that I'm wearing leggings instead of pants, they show, so I'm thinking of getting some in white, to be more subtle. In any case, the hair bands work great.