Scrunchies took over 2021 by storm. And we are loving it!
All of us have owned (and sometimes lost) scrunchies. You have probably owned (and lost!) many scrunchies in your lifetime. However, have you ever considered how the fabric and quality of your scrunchie will affect your hair?
Did you realize that hair loss is more likely to be caused by tugs, pulls, and dehydration due to tight elastics or poor fabric quality than from any other reason? Some scrunchies may be better than others. Here is a guide to help you determine which ones are the best:
Cotton scrunchies, the most widely-sold type of scrunchies, are very popular and have been used at least once. However, we’ve all discovered that they aren’t the comfiest!
Cotton is an absorbent material that sucks moisture from the hair and leaves them dry.
Even though cotton is light in weight, it’s very loosely woven. This leaves more room for dust to enter the hair, increasing your chances of hair being damaged by harmful particles.
Regular cotton scrunchies have a tight elastic band which is another no-no. Dry, brittle hair is more likely than normal to break and become damaged. More hair loss is caused by tighter elastic bands.
A cotton scrunchie is your best bet for frizzy, tangled locks, regardless of the thread count or quality.
Satin is synthetic and not natural fiber. It is therefore a blend of rayon, polyester, and mixed silk. Charmeuse satin is a manmade luxury fabric that is weaved with fine quality polyester.
Satin scrubby may appear glossier and have some sheen, but the benefits are still equal to its invisible dull side. Satin is less expensive than silk so you can expect better results from satin scrunchies. Satin scrunchies have a glossy appearance, but not everything that glitters is gold.
Satin is not absorbent, but it has no benefits for hair health. This is due to the weave and construction. A satin scrunchie will not stick to the hair because of its slippery texture. They can slide off and lose grip after just a few times.
Satin scrunchies have high maintenance requirements because they are prone to surface abrasions, thread pulls, and snags. These scrunchies do not require any special care, but only dry cleaning.
The combination of many materials makes satin a mixed material. It is therefore difficult to judge the quality of the product. Synthetic satin doesn’t breathe well, and most synthetic satins are very slippery.
While satin and cotton don’t have much to offer one cannot resist silk scrunchies. Silk is a great choice as a scrunchies fabric, with its many benefits.
Silk is a natural hair fiber that is high in natural protein Sericin. It also contains 18 essential amino compounds which are good for hair health. Silk scrunchies are made from 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, which is the main reason to invest.
Silk, due to its natural protein filament, is hypoallergenic. It is an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin, hair, or scalp. Silk is also gentle on the hair, making it less likely to cause friction. It’s also anti-absorbent, so silk leaves your hair glossy and moisturized.
These pure silk scrunchies don’t pull, tug or tangle the hair. They result in less hair breaking and less hair loss. They glide easily off and prevent split ends.