Scrunchies: Why They're Better Than Hair Ties

Doris Schwartz
Mon Nov 15, 2021


Hair accessories have evolved and changed over the years, and it’s no surprise that we’re returning to some of the classics, like scrunchies. They add a little something special to every outfit, and there are lots of ways to mix and match them with the looks you love.

Here at PixieLane, we’re not just dedicated to sharing unique and exciting pieces for the whole family. We also want to support young entrepreneurs working to redefine fashion and style.

The MiaBellaShoppe is one of them. High-quality, eco-friendly, and designed for every type of hair and style, the MiaBellaShoppe delivers on outfit-making pieces. And she’s only 13!

Here’s a look at some of the reasons you’ll want to consider adding our kid-made and kid-approved scrunchies to your accessory closet.

Why Are Scrunchies Better Than Hair Ties? 

The big hairstyles of the ‘80s and ‘90s made scrunchies popular, but styles eventually moved to more subtle pieces like hair ties. While hair ties may have their place, there are many reasons that scrunchies stand out as the better hair accessory option every time.

Less Hair Damage and Breakage

Hair ties can be very tight, and that puts a lot of pressure on the hair, especially if you wear ponytails or other snug styles. Over time, this can cause damage to the hair and may lead to breaking. If you’re looking to use soft and gentle hair accessories, scrunchies are much more effective.

At MiaBellaShoppe, she uses soft materials like velvet and velour, which cause much less damage to the hair, even if you use them every day.

Won’t Get Tangled in Your Hair

Because scrunchies are so tight to the surface of the hair, they often get tangled. Hair ties often need to be ripped or cut out of the hair when they get wrapped around, which can cause long-term damage and wear.

With scrunchies, you don’t have to worry about tangling. Their softer material is easy to remove from the hair, and they don’t sit as close to the surface, which means fewer chances for tangling.  

Creates an Adorable Fashion Statement

Scrunchies are as great an accessory as a cute bracelet or necklace. After all, why should your wrist be the only spot for a fun detail? Hair scrunchies are versatile and easy to match, and they can really make your next outfit stand out.

You have so many great scrunchie styles and designs to pick from. You can find a silk scrunchie, leather, velvet, and a whole lot more. And even the shape can vary, depending on your outfits and styling needs. Just add a cute scarf scrunchie to your next cottagecore or park picnic outfit.

Another reason why we fall for scrunchies every time is that they can be used in lots of different hairstyles and designs. Add them to your bun or updo, tie off the edge of your braid, or go for a cute and loose ponytail look. No matter how you style and adjust your scrunchie, it’s sure to make a hit out of every look for every season.

Don’t Leave Bumps in Your Hair

Scrunchies will also leave you looking chic and put together, even when you take out your hairpiece. Traditional elastics pull on the hair and can leave a bump or raised section when left in for too long. This can be difficult to style and may even feel irritating or painful if the hair follicles pull in the wrong direction.

With a scrunchie, you never need to worry about hair bumps or other lasting effects when you style your favorite looks.

Where Can I Find the Cutest Scrunchies? 

When it’s time to find the perfect scrunchies for the next great outfit or event, you have lots of options to pick from.

Here are a few of our favorite places to find cute scrunchies that will complete your next look:

  • Artists: MiaBelleShoppe is an independent artist, and we’re so excited to be collaborating with her on unique and beautiful hair accessories. When you purchase from an individual or small business, you always know that the work is high-quality and long-lasting, so you can continue to wear your favorite pieces for a long time to come. Plus, you’re sure to find really unique styles that aren’t available just anywhere.
  • Celebrities: If you’re looking for inspiration for your next great outfit or hair accessory pairing, then check out what your favorite celebrities and influencers are wearing. This can be a great way to stay in touch with the latest trends and fashions and to be introduced to new brands.
  • Boutiques: Your favorite boutiques carry a careful curation of pieces that are guaranteed to deliver every time. We pick out the accessories you’re sure to love and collaborate with artists and designers that are taking the industry by storm.   

It All Ties Together: The Scrunchie

There are many reasons to consider adding scrunchies to your wardrobe. They’re gentler on your hair than alternative options like hair ties, which means you don’t need to worry about ripping, tearing, or damage to the hair. You’ll even avoid the hair bump that can occur when you leave your scrunchie in for too long.

One of the reasons we love scrunchies so much is that they make for great accessories and fashion pieces. They can add something really special to any professional or playful outfit, and with so many style options to pick from, you’re sure to find a scrunchie you love.

And when it comes to the next great scrunchie, turn to the team here at PixieLane.

Not only do we carry a wide inventory of clothing and accessories, but we’re also collaborating with innovative creators. Just check out our current collaboration with MiaBellaShoppe to find the best new scrunchies for your style today.



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