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GlamourGirl827
08-20-2013, 05:18 PM
One of my fb friends posted something about how scrunchies are out of style and I just read one of those silly # list things, this one was 20 styles that are out and should never come back...and scrunchies were on the list.

I remember the 80s right before scrunchies got big, and mom would pull my super thick curly hair up with rubber bands and eventually switched to using yarn, yes yarn because the rubber bands got caught in my hair resuting in crying and having to cut them out!

I dont always were my hair up. but when I do I use a scrunchie! lol

What else am I supposed to use for a ponytail..like none of these scrunchies haters can answer that question...
I have no intention of stopping my scrunchie wearing as they have made wearing my hair back a non tramatic experience, but I'm still curious what else is there to hold hair back, thick heavy curly hair...
Anyone?


CherryPie99
08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
I love my scrunchies!!! And if they're out of style - too effing bad - I'm wearing them anyway!

veggiedawg
08-20-2013, 05:47 PM
LOL I loved scrunchies and I wish they'd sell them again!
I actually used to sew my own :)

My hair is the opposite of yours: thin and straight. However, I have trouble with hair elastics too since my hair breaks easily.

I sometimes use a "spin pin" to put my hair up in a bun or French twist. You might want to try them...I was surprised how secure they are.
http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Pins-Goody-Simple-Styles/dp/B0052WGU14/ref=pd_sim_bt_1


mygirlvj
08-20-2013, 05:48 PM
:wave: Scrunchies here too!!! I don't sport them on a regular basis or anything when I go out or go to work, but the second I'm in for the night the scrunchie goes in til the next morning.

IanG
08-20-2013, 05:48 PM
I do not and have never worn a scrunchie.

Elastic bands do just fine. Although people used to say they give you split ends.

mhill0823
08-20-2013, 05:50 PM
i LOVE scrunchies!!!!

Here we go.. I love etsy!
http://www.etsy.com/search?q=scrunchies&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

PreciousMissy
08-20-2013, 06:28 PM
I have extremely thick and curly hair. I bought these (http://www.flexi8.com/hair-clips-medium.html?id=iV2tPoZK) at a fair 4-5 years ago and they still have their shape and hold very well since they're made from piano wire. When my hair is straight I can wear the medium and my hair goes to the middle of my back. When it's curly it comes to the shoulder blade, and while the medium does hold, the larger one would be better I think.

http://www.flexi8.com/flex/images/items/1208.jpg

seabiscuit
08-20-2013, 06:33 PM
Missy-

Those are beautiful, so pretty! I used to wear scrunchies but now I wear ponytail elastics, although mine usually get so stretched out because my hair is long and thick. I also like barettes that have a clip on them, those are stylish, I think. Sometimes I will wear a headband just to push my hair away from my face, although if I wear them too long, I sometimes will get a headache. I have seen some pretty hair wraps that are like a big circle of fabric to push hair away from the face, some are very nice.

:)

Thinforme
08-20-2013, 06:43 PM
I keep my hair braided more than 95% of time because it's so long and thick. I am a proud daily scrunchy wearer! Lol

kaplods
08-20-2013, 06:44 PM
I think scrunchies as a fashion statement are dead, but elastic bands of any kind are just as dead. For functionality, I think they're timeless. For the most part, a simple ponytail is usually intended to be functional, not high fashion, so a simple scrunchie is just as acceptable as any elastic band.

What I think is way out of style are the elaborate scrunchies and scrunchie hairstyles that were used for even the dressiest of occasions, such as the satin and pearl "scrunchies as big as your head" monstrosities.

For everyday wear, I think a simple scrunchie is every bit as "in style" as any elastic band (which is to say, not terribly hip, but pretty normal for casual situations), so long as the scrunchie(s) aren't so numerous, big, bright, gaudy, or embellished that they draw all eyes to the scrunchie(s).

mariposssa
08-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Well, go ahead and put me on What Not to Wear. I don't care. I wear my hair up with a scrunchie in a messy pony at least two or three times a week. 1994 called & they want their hairstyle back!

Stacy and Clinton will have to pry my scrunchies from my cold, dead hands or at least wrestle me to the ground!

MissSMcC
08-20-2013, 06:48 PM
I use a product called 'invisibobble', I also have long thick curly hair, they are like a plastic rubbery spiral, they hold your hair firmly back in a ponytail but not to tight so there are no headaches, but the best part for me, you ever notice when you take your hair out of a ponytail you can be left with a bump where your scrunchie was, well invisibobbles don't leave a bump. I need my hair tied back for work so they are perfect for me. im not sure if they sell them in the US but heres a link from amazon uk.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisibobble-invisibobble-hair-ring-Brown/dp/B00CAW68PW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377035256&sr=8-1&keywords=invisibobble

nelie
08-20-2013, 06:53 PM
LOL I loved scrunchies and I wish they'd sell them again!
I actually used to sew my own :)

My hair is the opposite of yours: thin and straight. However, I have trouble with hair elastics too since my hair breaks easily.

I sometimes use a "spin pin" to put my hair up in a bun or French twist. You might want to try them...I was surprised how secure they are.
http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Pins-Goody-Simple-Styles/dp/B0052WGU14/ref=pd_sim_bt_1

They sell scrunchies in the US in almost any store that sells hair products.

PreciousMissy
08-20-2013, 07:10 PM
seabiscuit, there were so many different decorations at the fair. I didn't even know there was a website until I looked them up for this thread. I may have to buy some more!

What I think is way out of style are the elaborate scrunchies and scrunchie hairstyles that were used for even the dressiest of occasions, such as the satin and pearl "scrunchies as big as your head" monstrosities.

I was completely thinking functionality when reading this thread, but I completely forgot about the satin and pearl scrunchies that were used for dressy events...wow, the memories :lol3:

MauiKai
08-20-2013, 07:49 PM
Hair sticks. I wear my hair in a stick or fork pretty much everyday.

My favorite fork in a messy bun

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/42e8a927-58d3-4d1b-b8b6-502e312ff8be_zpse35fe096.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/42e8a927-58d3-4d1b-b8b6-502e312ff8be_zpse35fe096.jpg.html)

AwShucks
08-20-2013, 08:47 PM
No scrunchies here. I much prefer a sleek ponytail. I have a few tortoise shell accessories that are round or kind of a half moon shape that cover the elastic when I make a ponytail. That's my standard.

However, to sleep in, I don't think you'd find any hair band more comfortable than a scrunchie. I usually loosen my elastic just a bit since I don't care how messy it gets, I just don't want my ponytail to "stick" me in the back of the head when I'm sleeping.

These (http://www.etsy.com/listing/123404359/polka-dot-elastic-hair-ties-ponytail?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=sr_47300562e0a1fc5f8a444427c419252a9d23e634d8 0b4af53f2c36d93c7ab808_1377042212_14142207_hair&ga_search_query=hair+elastic&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=handmadehttp://) are hot where I live. I was told that they don't make a bump in your hair. I tried them, but at the gym, it soaks up sweat and is totally wet when I'm through working out. I don't really like them. Young girls wear them as bracelets, and they're always ready for a ponytail at any time!

MauiKai -- You have very pretty hair!

Liz31
08-20-2013, 08:52 PM
I use them, and always will. But than am not update to date with fashions and have never been in to fashions.

mariposssa
08-20-2013, 09:50 PM
I still have a hair scrunchie (made out of hair my color) from probably 8-10 years ago. If I twist it right it mostly just blends in and can't really be seen. But, I'm sure they are probably out of fashion now, also.

luckymommy
08-20-2013, 10:02 PM
kaplods is right...I really think it depends on which scrunchie and the occasion. I wear them for casual looks and when I put them in my hair, they don't look like those large decorative scrunchies but I have long hair and chronic daily migraines so they are the most gentle thing. I always wear them at night so that my hair doesn't get tangled. If it's unfashionable, then so be it.

GlamourGirl827
08-20-2013, 10:08 PM
Seems scrunchies are a hot topic! lol

I agree with kaplods, I was thinking of the more inconspicuous scrunchies. I am not using them to accessorize for fancy occassions! Although if I saw someone that did i wouldnt care either way.

I've tried all the other sticks and clips, and nothing has held my hair securely like a scrunchie. Especially when working out or running ( i used to run before this baby and the regaining of weight) Everything else seems to get jarred loose with minimal movement. I've actually broken a few barettes trying to force them to hold a section of my hair!!

I also dont wear my scrunchies around my wrist anymore! (90s anyone?) They do go into my purse when not in use.
But I love my scrunchies!!

MauiKai
08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
MauiKai -- You have very pretty hair!

Oh thank you :)

Quiet Ballerina
08-20-2013, 11:23 PM
No scrunchies here. I much prefer a sleek ponytail. I have a few tortoise shell accessories that are round or kind of a half moon shape that cover the elastic when I make a ponytail. That's my standard.

However, to sleep in, I don't think you'd find any hair band more comfortable than a scrunchie. I usually loosen my elastic just a bit since I don't care how messy it gets, I just don't want my ponytail to "stick" me in the back of the head when I'm sleeping.

These (http://www.etsy.com/listing/123404359/polka-dot-elastic-hair-ties-ponytail?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=sr_47300562e0a1fc5f8a444427c419252a9d23e634d8 0b4af53f2c36d93c7ab808_1377042212_14142207_hair&ga_search_query=hair+elastic&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=handmadehttp://) are hot where I live. I was told that they don't make a bump in your hair. I tried them, but at the gym, it soaks up sweat and is totally wet when I'm through working out. I don't really like them. Young girls wear them as bracelets, and they're always ready for a ponytail at any time!

MauiKai -- You have very pretty hair!

My sister makes those bands! I have a bag full of them.
As I type this, I'm ready for bed -- and wearing a bright orange scrunchie. I don't typically wear them outside of my apartment, but inside? ALL.THE.TIME! :)

nelie
08-21-2013, 08:27 AM
I should say although I love scrunchies, I never wear them outside the home. I find them a critical component when my hair is long. I just cut my hair (~10") so it'll be a few months before I can wear my beloved scrunchies again.

Snoooze
08-21-2013, 09:08 AM
I still like plain scrunchies rather than elastics when tying my hair back, which is pretty much anytime I am at home.

Wannabeskinny
08-21-2013, 09:26 AM
I wear scrunchies around the house and use them to secure my ponytails and buns. They don't damage my hair like elastic bands. But I only wear them in light brown and very small, not those big poofy things from the 80's. I wear them around the house and for working out, I wouldn't wear them out on the town and if I do wear my hair in a fashionable ponytail I use an elastic band and then cover the band with hair. There's a difference between being comfortable at home and being fashionable. Slippers aren't fashionable either and neither are flip flops but at home it's about comfort and rest. Stilettos are for going out, and if anyone wears them around the house to be fashionable is delusional.

Munchy
08-21-2013, 02:29 PM
I keep picturing
http://styletastic.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/american_apparel_scrunchies.jpg

I haven't seen them in stores in AGES! Is that what you guys are talking about?

I have very thick and curly hair (and my daughter does too!)

I use these ouchless elastics (http://www.goody.com/Products/Hair_Accessories/Ouchless_Thin_Elastics_-_Little_Black_Dress?colId=9ee58b87-f51e-41d2-b7eb-b9c3fdd4a355&c_id=) for myself, but I use thicker and more satiny elastics on my tender headed, but more curly daughter.

kaplods
08-21-2013, 03:02 PM
I would say the modern equivalent of scrunchies are the little terry cloth hair ties (about 1-2 inches in diameter). They're mostly used for little girls, so they're usually made in intensely bright or pastel colors. I wish I could find them in neutral or hair colors.

nelie
08-21-2013, 03:09 PM
This is what I'm referring to
http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Scunci-Original-Scrunchies-16981-A?skuId=174285

http://www.amazon.com/Scunci-Effortless-Beauty-Twisters-6-Count/dp/B0045H1JXQ/

And they come in neutral colors, most of mine are brown or black.

GlamourGirl827
08-21-2013, 09:28 PM
I keep picturing
http://styletastic.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/american_apparel_scrunchies.jpg

.

:lol::lol::lol:

those are huge!! Thw ones I wear are much smaller and neutral colors. Basically a cloth covered elastic, minimal cloth, but only b/c I've never been a flashy person, regardless of the stye.

novangel
08-22-2013, 11:35 PM
I won't wear them in public, only to bed. ;)

Aclai4067
08-22-2013, 11:56 PM
I use the goodies ouchless hair bands. They don't pull out my hair like the hair bands of my childhood with those metal pieces that trap your hair.

The hair ties that AwShucks posted are definitely in right now, but are better for thin/fine hair. My hair is too heavy for them unless I'm rocking a low pony.

kara1974
08-26-2013, 09:44 AM
I make and wear fold over elastics, or knotted elastics.
love them as they don't slip out or dent my hair, no metal to snag and you can wash them to get them back in shape! :dance:

VioletDolphin83
08-27-2013, 02:13 AM
I've always worn scrunchies and haven't cared whether they are in fashion or not.

lanabug
08-27-2013, 05:40 PM
I love scrunchies! Like someone else said, they're pretty small and I only wear them in neutral colors, but as someone with long, thick, heavy hair, they're just so much more comfortable than regular hair bands that I'd wear them even if they were neon pink. :lol:

JeniH
08-28-2013, 04:04 PM
I love scrunchies when I'm home rocking the sweats or sleeping. I have long straight fine and thin hair, it's almost always up in a bun. There are days I would love to wear a scrunchie out in public but I just can't do! If I'm in public my hair is usually up in a bun using either a hair fork, hair pins or those spiral hair pins.

I work out at home which means I can rock my scrunchie.