80’s style scrunchies are back in trend, right in time for summer. Whether you have short, stylish hair, or long locks that you want to get off your neck, scrunchies are for everyone. Many of us grew up thinking scrunchies pull on our hair, damaging and breaking them, but is this actually the case?
The reality is, scrunchies are actually good for your hair. They allow you to tie back your hair without pulling on your hair or leaving a dent. A satin silk scrunchie is one of the best things you can use to tie your hair.
So how exactly are scrunchies good for hair, and what can you do to make sure you achieve that cute pony without causing any damage?
How Are Scrunchies Good For Hair?
Tying your hair can be essential, especially in the summer. But using hair ties comes with the risk of potential damage to your hair. They can pull on your hair, causing breakage, split ends and frizz.
Scrunchies are essentially elastic wrapped in fabric. This layer of fabric is what protects your hair from any damage that an ordinary elastic might do. Scrunchies don’t damage your hair because they do not cause tension the way a hair tie might.. That’s why you don’t see hair getting stuck on scrunchie when you take it off, the way you would on a hair tie.
According to celebrity hair stylist Cash Lawless, “Your hair gets damaged mostly during the detangling process when you take out traditional hair ties”. Because scrunchies are covered in soft fabric, they slide down your hair much more easily than hair ties. So the hair you end up losing when you pull a hair tie down can be easily avoided with a scrunchie. Plus, with a scrunchie your hair is a lot less likely to get tangled, and therefore less likely to break while being untangled.
How Should I Use Scrunchies?
Even though scrunchies keep your hair well protected, make sure you do not tie your hair too tight whilst using a scrunchie. A tight ponytail with too many twists can exert pressure on your hair, causing them to break. Getting headaches when you tie your hair may be a sign that you are tying them too tight. Instead opt for a low lying loose ponytail or bun.
Your hair is most vulnerable to damage when it’s wet, so do not tie wet hair. Allow your hair to dry beforehand, even if you are using scrunchies.
Damp hair is brittle and can therefore break more easily.
Dry hair can be tied using a scrunchie and then untied without causing any damage.
If you want to tie your hair for a workout, scrunchies are your best bet because they don’t leave any dents or creases in your hair. This means that you can untie your hair post workout and you won’t need to style it all over again. Even better, you can sleep with a scrunchie in your hair and wake up to perfect, kink free hair.
Scrunchies are also great for adding volume to fine hair. Spray on some hairspray to give your hair more volume and then tie it up into a bun or messy braid.
Not only are scrunchies the best if you want to tie your hair up without the damage, but they are also super versatile. From cute summer dresses to 80’s denim on denim, there is no outfit that a cute scrunchie won’t give an instant uplift to. Wearing a scrunchie is a style statement in itself.
Heading to the gym, running late for work and dealing with sweaty hair on a hot day; there are certain situations where you often find yourself reaching for that hair tie on your wrist. Try to opt for a cute scrunchie to tie back your locks since they are much better for your hair in the long run. Steer clear of hair ties, especially those with metal clasps, and please, please don’t use those dreaded elastic bands.