Hey, you. The 90s called and they want their hair accessory back. If you’re anything like us, you’re on a hair scrunchie craze – silk hair scrunchies, to be precise – and quite frankly, we can’t blame you. Guaranteed to elevate any up-do – or act as a welcome piece of wrist candy – the best silk scrunchies sprinkle a touch of a humble glam to your everyday and can be dressed up, too. Need proof? You’ll have seen celebs rocking them on red carpets and public appearances for a LONG time. Read: Hailey Bieber at the Met Gala, Lizzo’s bedazzled scrunchies at the VMA’s and Jason Momoa’s magical wrist scrunchie all the way back in 2019. Insert heart eye emoji.
Scrunchies come slim, statement, printed and plain. And in a variety of fabrics. You can get cotton, linen and towelling iterations – but it’s silk scrunchies we’re most bothered about. Why? Not only do they look chic AF, but they’re actually good for our hair. Yep: just like the best silk pillowcases and silk bedding, silk works wonders at protecting our locks. Here’s everything you need to know.
Why is silk good for your hair?
Silk scrunchies are hair kryptonite, and the benefits of wearing silk scrunchies are extensive. Let’s start with the frizz. Silk is naturally smooth and soft in texture, which prevents frizziness and reduces thinning, while preventing knotting, breakages and split ends. Elastic hair ties, on the other hand, can cause a lot of tension on the hair which can lead to splits and breakage down the hair shaft in the long run.
Silk can also ensure your hairstyle lasts longer. According to Nichola Sott, founder of SilkUp, “the natural properties and anti-static qualities in silk can extend the life of a blow-dry by two days, reducing the need to restyle in the morning and therefore avoiding any additional heat damage.” Impressive, huh? If that wasn’t enough, silk hair ties will help minimize the kinks that are left in your strands when you take your hair out of a ponytail. Oh, and unlike those silk pillowcases and bonnets, silk ties and scrunchies can be worn all day long.
Silk is the perfect alternative to keeping your hair tidy and away, day and night, while still looking shiny, fresh and drop dead cute.
How to keep silk scrunchies silky?
The thing about silk scrunchies is that as lovely and silky smooth as they look when you first purchase them, they can get dirty and creased pretty quickly. That is, if you wash them and store them incorrectly of course.