If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time then you likely already know: I love a good scrunchie. I even mentioned how much I love scrunchies in my recent hair care tips and advice post!
While I love a good scrunchie, I know a lot of people are still on the fence about whether or not this “trend” is here to stay. In my opinion, it is here to stay.
While scrunchies may not always be considered a cute going-out way to style your hair, scrunchies will always be “in” to wear at home because they are so practical. Ah yes, there’s that word again (seems to be my favourite word here, I swear it’s repeated about 10 times in every one of my posts!) but practicality is important, and the older I get the more I realize just how important it is.
So let’s talk about scrunchies…
Why It’s Time to Embrace the Scrunchie
Scrunchies Won’t Break or Damage Your Hair
Unlike hair ties and elastics, scrunchies are gentle on your hair. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, or simply want to reduce breakage, then a scrunchie is a haircare essential.
Fabrics like velvet, silk, or satin that cover the elastic band on scrunchies provide a layer of protection for your hair. Plus, scrunchies tend to sit more loosely on your hair and this is why they won’t damage your hair like elastic bands and hair ties.
Scrunchies Look Cute as Loungewear
If you’re not feeling like wearing a scrunchie out in public, that’s totally A-OK. I get it, and I probably wouldn’t either simply because I don’t often rock super trendy pieces, I tend to stick to more classic pieces and add trends in a subtle way. While I like how scrunchies look on other people, I don’t feel I can pull them off in the same way. Instead, I find that they make me look very casual and a little disheveled. To me they are like pajamas – at home, they look cute but out in public… not so much.
When I am at home, doing chores, working, or simply watching a movie, I often like to tie my hair up and away from my face and I find that scrunchies just add something “cute” to my lazy at-home style. Maybe I’m alone on this one, but I truly think they add to the whole at-home “loungewear” look.
My favourite scrunchies have been the ones from Chelsea King. A few months ago, they sent me 3 to try out and since then they’ve been my go-to’s, especially the rose gold velvet scrunchie. I would’ve never expected there to be such a difference between high and low-end scrunchies, but alas – there is.
Chelsea King Scrunchies:
These scrunchies really do feel like they just gently wrap around your hair without tugging or breaking your hair which is why I use them almost every day to tie my hair up, and every night to tie back my hair back in a braid.
If you’re not feeling the price tag of the Chelsea King scrunchies, I totally understand – they are on the pricy side. Thankfully there are loads of affordable options out there. And, if you love your affordable scrunchies then who knows – splurging on a scrunchie may make more sense in the future.