It’s a fact: scrunchies are back. If you thought that Sex and the City episode had ruined the accessory forever, let us convince you that they’re better than ever this time around. Forget the days when scrunchies were strictly meant for pulling your hair into a messy bun for a night of TV and pizza. Now, they’re cool, nostalgic, and surprisingly chic – and they’re about to become your new everyday staple. Whether you’re looking to spice up a simple ponytail, make it the centerpiece of your half-up look, or incorporate it into braids, Instagram is full of inspiration.
The 2018 versions are also more functional. If you disliked scrunchies because they’d slip throughout the day, fear not: Invisibobble (the brand that finally made your hair elastics stay put) just launched a spiral scrunchie – aka the Sprunchie ($8) – which won’t leave your hair once you put it on. Ahead, see how others have styled their scrunchies. You’ll wonder why you didn’t dig yours out years ago.