The fluffy pink scrunchie I wore with my ’80s Halloween look was the first scrunchie I’d worn since, I don’t know, about 1992.
It was part of an 8-pack I found at Target (Goody brand, $5), hanging beside more highfalutin doohickeys like snag-free elastic hair bands and Spin Pins in the beauty aisles.
Ya know, I’m surprised scrunchies haven’t gone the way of the dodo. I’ve been wearing ’em around the house since Halloween, trying to remember why I ever wore them back in the day, and I’ve made some observations…
- They’re loose enough that I can wear them to bed without waking up with a headache
- They’re loose enough that they don’t leave kinks in my hair when I take them out
- They’re so loose that they can’t hold a high ponytail all day long (slips down to the nape of my neck after a few hours)
- Cats like to bat them around
Elastic hair bands/ponytail holders are higher tech solutions, but scrunchies still have their place in the world.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,