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. And here’s the thing: it is.
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 practical. Ah yes, there’s that word again (seems to be my favourite word here on the UU, I swear it’s repeated about 10 times in every one of my posts!) but practicality is important, and the older I get the less I am willing to wear impractical pieces.
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 won’t damage your hair. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, or simply want to reduce breakage, then a scrunchie is a haircare essential.
The fabric covering the elastic band on scrunchies provides a layer of protection for your hair. Plus, scrunchies tend to sit more loosely on your hair. This is why it won’t damage your hair like elastic bands and hair ties
Scrunchies Look Cute as Loungewear
If you’re not feeling 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 implement trends in a subtle way.
You know how you wouldn’t wear your favourite cat-printed pjs out in public? Yet, at home, they somehow look totally adorable? Well, the same can go for scrunchies.
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 gentle 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 – it’s a bit daunting to pay that much for a scrunchie. Especially when you’re not often wearing them out of the house. Thankfully there are loads of affordable options out there. And, if you love your affordable scrunchies then who knows – a splurge scrunchie may make more sense in the future.