While claw clips, acetate barrettes and avant-garde bobby pins have all had their moment in the sun in recent years, there’s one hair accessory whose reign remains supreme. We’re talking, of course, about the humble hair scrunchie. From VSCO girls on TikTok to Mansur Gavriel, who can take credit for the enduring popularity for the simple, elasticated bands is up for debate. We’d argue that the feat belongs to the most important traits of the accessory itself, which remain universal whether it’s a pretty silk hair scrunchie or a more utilitarian take on the style.
As much as the likes of designers at Balenciaga might want to try to elevate these hair-wranglers, the truth is a scrunchie is nearly always going to be a little bit playful, soft and cute. And this is not a bad thing! When deployed in a loose ponytail or securing a messy bun, a silk hair scrunchie in the right print is both one of the most comfortable ways to secure your hair, but also one that’s nearly impossible to mess up. There’s no awkward adjusting or wondering if it’s sitting at quite the right place on your head as you do with your barrettes. If you get sick of it in your hair, sliding a scrunchie onto your wrist is both practical and also a fun exclamation point on the end of your outfit.
Here, a selection of chic silk hair scrunchies that we’re eyeing up as potential holiday gifts. Though, if we’re being honest, we might have to chuck in a sneaky order for ourselves too.
The Best Silk Hair Scrunchies
Squared Scrunchie in Blue, $35 from Valet Studio.
Roxette Scrunchies in Green, Charcoal, and Orange, $35.00 from Valet Studio.
Paree Scrunchie in Lilac, $35.00 from Valet Studio.
Large silk scrunchies (pack of three), $50 at Slip.
Silk scrunchie in Sorrento blue, $23 at Silk Magnolia.
Uplifting Scrunchie by Lululemon, $9 on Lululemon.
Black Shhh Silk Oversized Silk Scrunchie, $30 on AdoreBeauty.
Beige Carnation Scrunchie by Maryam Nassir Zadeh, $145 on SSENSE.
Lead image via Instagram @valetstudio.