Scrunchies, also known as hair scrunchies or simply scrunchies, are a type of hair accessory that first became popular in the 1980s. They are typically made of a fabric or elastic material and are used to tie back or style hair, often in a ponytail.
In the 1980s, scrunchies were most often made of brightly colored or patterned fabrics and were worn with permed and heavily styled hair. They were particularly popular among teenage girls and young women.
In the 1990s, scrunchies fell out of favor and were seen as a fashion faux pas. However, they experienced a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s, and were worn as a retro fashion statement by many young women.
In recent years, scrunchies have once again become a popular hair accessory, in part due to their versatility and ability to add a touch of colour or pattern to any hairstyle. They are also seen as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hair ties, which can cause damage to hair. Scrunchies now have a variety of materials, colours and prints.
Overall, the style of scrunchies has evolved over the years, with new materials and designs being introduced, but the basic concept of using a fabric or elastic band to tie back or style hair has remained the same.