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What's Your Take on the Return of Scrunchies?

What's Your Take on the Return of Scrunchies?

In the seemingly endless parade of my junior-high sartorial choices coming back zombie-style, the scrunchie has made its triumphant return. American Apparel is selling scrunchies in bright colors ($3.50), a move that brings back uncomfortable memories of at-home spiral perms and prepubescent awkwardness. Personally, I'm running from this trend faster than you can say "Chris, Mark, Red, Dave, Ro." But something tells me that this could take off with women too young to remember this trend the first time around. Are you going to scrunch again, for the first time, or not at all?

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biarose biarose 7 years
They are so much better for your hair.. but unfortunately so damn ugly.
Emma-Utz Emma-Utz 7 years
i love scrunchies. infact im wearing one now. :P
ccat ccat 8 years
I guess I'm not one for trends because I still wear scrunchies and I haven't stopped wearing them. Don't get me wrong, I don't wear the hideously bright neon ones or ones with crazy patterns on them, but I will admit to having some brown scrunchies and some black scrunchies (I'm a brunette by the way) that I wear when I want to put my hair in a ponytail or in a loose bun. My hair is too fine for those elasticy ones, even the ones that claim they're tug free and won't tangle have damaged my hair. I literally couldn't get them out or I had to cut them out. I think it's silly to say scrunchies are really a trend because as long as you're not wearing a very vivid color or a really pouffy scrunchie, it's not even noticeable. Mine blend into my hair well enough that it's not even obvious. I just have some cotton, waffle material ones. Personally, I don't care what fashion says because in those instances where I'm pulling my hair out of my face, it's usually out of necessity (cleaning, running errands, etc...) and I just can't be bothered with styling my hair. Out of all the styles that have made comebacks, from those silly hippy headbands that Ashlee Simpson and Nicole Richie wear, to those Jackie O giant sunglasses that Nicole Richie and many other wear, to jumpsuits, I think that scrunchies are least embarrassing.
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
danixk danixk 8 years
eeeeeeh. these things are atrocious!
colombiansugar colombiansugar 8 years
I wear them around the house alll the time since they don't pull my hair like regular elastics. Occasionally, I will also twist my hair up in a bun with one (always in a neutral, non-attention-grabbing color) and wear it out of the house. It's comfy, what can I say =P
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
One the one hand, if they look just like they used to, I'm not going to enjoy sitting in lectures and having neon greens and electric pinks blind me... Yet, if they can refine the look and size... I say why not.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
Scrunchies were part of my youth I want to wear them today? Hell no.
actorgirl21 actorgirl21 8 years
I'm not sure the scrunchie ever truly went extinct, they just migrated to rural, less populated areas. I suggest if they want to live they stay there.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 8 years
I never agreed with the rule that if you're old enough to remember a trend when it comes back you shouldn't wear it, until now. But if plaid baby doll dresses and ridiculous chunky shoes come back in style, I will be the first on that band wagon.
Mewsette Mewsette 8 years
Scrunchies are cute, to me! And I like the way the model is wearing hers. :D
Mewsette Mewsette 8 years
Scrunchies are cute, to me! And I like the way the model is wearing hers.:D
luvluvg luvluvg 8 years
bluestitch bluestitch 8 years
I have really long straight hair and tying it in a scrunchie is a quick and easy way of keeping it out of my face. Clips don't work for me because they always slide off, so scrunchies get the job done, they're practical and don't cost much.
mellie_608 mellie_608 8 years
of course SATC doesn't rule our lives... but scrunchies??? come on... there are so many other ways to style your hair and keep it out of your face.
kico166 kico166 8 years
I'm with Seka 21! No way your going to have hair past your waist with the options! Nothing wrong with subtle colors - neon went out with the hippies!
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
No, not the scrunchie! Don't come back! I'm 19 (twenty in a week) and I remember wearing a horrifying ballet satin pink scrunchie that matched my leotard and shoes to ballet class! Icky, icky, icky!
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
No, not the scrunchie! Don't come back! I'm 19 (twenty in a week) and I remember wearing a horrifying ballet satin pink scrunchie that matched my leotard and shoes to ballet class! Icky, icky, icky!
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
God no, scrunchies are hideous. They only belong in an 80s themed gymnasium. I use the black skinny ouchless hair ties by Goody. I also like headbands but you've got to style your hair right or you'll end up looking like a school girl a la Blaire.
anon321 anon321 8 years
Yes alwayswallis, I am 22 and I remember wearing them and also making scrunchies out of leftover material in sewing class when I was in middle school.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I wear them at home alot and for the gym because they don't damage the hair as much as the other ponytail holders do. But to see it come back as a fashion accessory? No thanks.
alwayswallis alwayswallis 8 years
I dunno how young you have to be to not remember scrunchies. I consider myself pretty young at 21, and I'm definitely old enough to remember the horrible scrunchie trend. I had a few pretty ugly ones myself back in the day.
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