The curly world breathed a collective sigh of relief when scrunchies came 'back in’!
All those years of untangling curls from vicious hair bands or rubbery spirals are finally a thing of the past. But a lot of people don’t realise that scrunchies benefit all sorts of hair textures and types.
Here are a few of the benefits of wearing scrunchies rather than traditional hair ties: Scrunchies are essentially elastic bands wrapped in material – here in Curly Girl Silks, that’s the very best satin and silk. This means that you can remove them smoothly without the hair becoming knotted and tangled around the elastic.
It’s not only the tangling that’s a problem; there’s also the damage to the hair shaft caused from tension when you are tugging bands and hair ties out of your hair.
Scrunchies just slide out of your hair smoothly and easily.
Scrunchies don’t dent your hair in the way traditional hair bands do so you can wear them to work out, or sleep with them in a pineapple and wake up to dent-free hair. This may be even more obvious on straighter hair.
Those of you with children know the traumas that can abound when trying to get hair ties out of tangled, knotty hair;
Scrunchies also give your hair volume; you can achieve an epic pineapple with a cute scrunchie propping your hair up on top.
Go big or go home, right?
Did you know that scrunchies can also help with scalp health? Tying hair up in tight elastic bands and ties can cause strain on the hair follicles. Scrunchies don’t apply the same pressure and, in turn, you won’t experience as much hair loss.
And, last but not least, scrunchies are back along with everything 90's!
They can add a pop of colour to any outfit; they can tie everything together for a finished look and even make a cute bracelet if you want to carry one ‘just in case'.
All of these benefits of course apply to all hair types, not just curls. Straight, wavy, curly or kinky – all can enjoy the joys of a scrunchie!
And they also don’t have to be limited just to women. There are plenty of men out there sporting scrunchies to hold back their gorgeous locks.
So, all that’s left to decide on now is which colour to go for!