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Title: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 06, 2007, 07:02:38 pm
I bought a pack of really colorful scrunchies two weeks ago, and I was talking to a friend over IM and she asked me, "What, are you living in the 80's or something?"  According to her they're really not in style anymore.  Does anyone agree, because I kind of like them... ???
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Melissa on July 06, 2007, 07:08:48 pm
Just look at what other women are wearing.  Straight hair is currently what seems to be in style.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 06, 2007, 07:17:38 pm
Just look at what other women are wearing.  Straight hair is currently what seems to be in style.

I'm doomed then, my hair is curly and un-ruly right now  :laugh:

I haven't seen too many women wear scrunchies...shame, they're kind of cute.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Melissa on July 06, 2007, 07:33:31 pm
I wear scrunchies sometimes.  I've been playing with straight hair lately and using my flattening iron to get a great effect. :)
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Yvonne on July 07, 2007, 09:01:21 am
Scrunchies went a while ago but I wouldn't worry because most fashion statements make a come back. In the past few years there has not been much about "hair accessories", however, that has changed and headbands are making a come back.

I still wear scrunchies at the gym or to bed (when I don't care how I look) because unlike regular hair ties it is less likely to pull your hair which can lead to breakage.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Keira on July 07, 2007, 09:41:54 am

I tought the current in style was don't fight your NATURAL STYLE. So, if your hair is naturally curly (Not just small waves, if it takes one hour to straighten your hair, then you've got curly hair...), work with that, if its straight with that too. When you fight your hair, it damages them in the long run, so you end up with no so great hair.

Scrunchies, Yeah, 80's, but I use them once in awhile. I'm not a victim to fashion, if something looks good on you, use it.


Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 07, 2007, 12:13:11 pm
I just like them because they're comfy, and like Yvonne said, they won't pull my hair like a regular hair tie.  I have really curly hair, but if I tie it back not all of it is long enough to tie back, so my bangs usually fall out to the side...makes me look cute!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Emerald on July 07, 2007, 12:29:37 pm

I wear what is comfortable and sensible.
Scrunchies make the grade! Love them.
Functional beauty. Emphasis on function.
I think scrunchies are a classic that will ever go completely out of style.
But then again, I like to wear farmer's overalls in public too.
Oh phooey... Do I need to sell my stock holdings in Scrunchies Are Us Inc.?

-Emerald  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 07, 2007, 12:56:06 pm
Fussing with hair at work? Talk about stealth!!!  :eusa_shifty:

Bah!  I touch my hair at work every now and then just to make sure it's tied back still.  I don't really care  :P

I think scrunchies are a classic that will never go completely out of style.
But then again, I like to wear farmer's overalls in public too.
Oh phooey... Do I need to sell my stock holdings in Scrunchies Are Us Inc.?

-Emerald  :icon_mrgreen:


ROFL....maybe  :D
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Keira on July 07, 2007, 01:37:46 pm

Do you mean you work on an oil rig Kiera, that's what the term redneck originated I think.
I can just picture you, all dainty surrounded by burly rednecks covered in oil slicks  ;D
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 07, 2007, 01:42:25 pm

Do you mean you work on an oil rig Kiera, that's what the term redneck originated I think.
I can just picture you, all dainty surrounded by burly rednecks covered in oil slicks  ;D

ROFL!!

Kiera, I don't have too much of a problem with looking "cute" at work because I'm only there for a few more weeks before college starts back up.  Nobody seems to really care anyway, because while I can appear gender deviant there, I know I wouldn't be able to transition there.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Jeannette on July 07, 2007, 01:47:42 pm
Scrunchies..or scunsi...were huge in the late 80's and early 90's...when most people had big hair.....they became a joke and a symbol of bad taste..along with leg warmers...huge shoulder pads..etc..... ;)
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Kat on July 08, 2007, 09:04:40 pm
On my many shopping trips I have never seen scrunchies anywhere!  Headbands, though, are everywhere and I own a ton.  I see those headbands with little scarf-type things attached to them too, but I have yet to actually try one.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Kat on July 08, 2007, 09:56:52 pm
Biggest Challenge Lately: Dissuading Dug, who I work with on a daily basis, (when he's not called sick and causing me to miss flights!) that "I am not gay" while at the same time not letting on that I am TG.

Don't know if you have tried this already, but can you tell your boss that he is harassing you and make him stop?
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: tinkerbell on July 08, 2007, 10:41:36 pm
Oh my, scrunchies!  last time I noticed they were around was the year 1745 or something....LOL  ;D...just kidding!  But yes they are rather old, but some people still wear them..

tink :icon_chick:
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Suzy on July 08, 2007, 11:34:22 pm
Here in the south the Hispanic girls have begun to wear them again.  I would imagine the others will follow suit.  They usually do.

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Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on July 09, 2007, 12:48:13 am
I'll probably wear them once in a while, I mean they are pretty cute looking on me, and if it makes me comfortable then why does it matter if it's "in" or not?
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Autumn on July 09, 2007, 02:26:34 am

Do you mean you work on an oil rig Kiera, that's what the term redneck originated I think.
I can just picture you, all dainty surrounded by burly rednecks covered in oil slicks  ;D

roughneck. Roughnecks are the oil platform guys.

Redneck as far as I've ever known it to be originated from the sunburns all good southern boys got from working the farm.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Kat on July 09, 2007, 06:33:21 pm
ah.... Parents never allowed me to have a job so I am unaware of these things  ;D

on another note... scrunchie is fun to say. scrunchie scrunchie scrunchie!
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: ChildOfTheLight on July 14, 2007, 02:23:14 am
I'll probably wear them once in a while, I mean they are pretty cute looking on me, and if it makes me comfortable then why does it matter if it's "in" or not?

Agreed.  Forget what's in style; it'll be out of style soon anyway.  Wear what makes you happy.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: asiangurliee on July 14, 2007, 02:37:17 am
ewww.... i wouldn't be caught dead with a scrunchie, but than again I am a New York kind of girl (lol) a reference to the Sex and the City episode about New Yorker women not wearing scrunchies.
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Caitlin Rose on July 17, 2007, 07:53:02 am
I love scrunchies.  The name just sounds cozy.  I think of them as a way to show my androgeny. So, I wear one everyday.   I have about 2 dozen of them and I can match almost every top in my closet.

The best part about wearing a scrunchy is that it takes my 'do one step further from being a "male tail."

I know about scrunchies being "out" right now.  If I had more hair I would definitely tie it with a tiny elastic, and cover that with a wrapping of my own hair.   Now, that is a fem way to wear a ponytail!
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: stephanology on August 11, 2007, 01:04:12 am
You have to wear what looks good on you, I have a ton of scrunchies, but I rarely wear them out.  I wear my hair in a ponytail in boy-mode, but in girl-mode, I let it roll!  I'm curly too, and I get lots of compliments when I get my hair looking OK without any accessories.

IMHO, tying up your hair in a low-set tail with a scunci is still hot for curl-grls!  High-set ponytails are passe, or for sleeping, though.

Just my 2 cents!

S
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: Fae on August 11, 2007, 01:29:50 pm
You have to wear what looks good on you, I have a ton of scrunchies, but I rarely wear them out.  I wear my hair in a ponytail in boy-mode, but in girl-mode, I let it roll!  I'm curly too, and I get lots of compliments when I get my hair looking OK without any accessories.

IMHO, tying up your hair in a low-set tail with a scunci is still hot for curl-grls!  High-set ponytails are passe, or for sleeping, though.

Just my 2 cents!

S

I'm naturally curly too, and yeah I look really hot with the back in a low-set tail with my sides hanging out :)

~Fae
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: JennyTG on October 10, 2020, 10:53:21 pm
Oh my, what an old thread to dig up but I couldn't find the topic anywhere.  I don't think they're ever gonna go out of style completely.  Anyway who cares, they look fab and I've just started a nice collection (now my hair is finally starting get some length) along with headbands, bow clips, snap clips and ties!  I love hair accessories!!  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 05:12:48 am
Wear what you think works for you.  I bought some but I do use a little bow or clip / barrette more often.  Plus, some days I play with my hair too.  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 05:13:49 am
Oh my, what an old thread to dig up but I couldn't find the topic anywhere.  I don't think they're ever gonna go out of style completely.  Anyway who cares, they look fab and I've just started a nice collection (now my hair is finally starting get some length) along with headbands, bow clips, snap clips and ties!  I love hair accessories!!  :) :) :) :)

Oh yes.  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: JennyTG on October 11, 2020, 04:50:07 pm
Wear what you think works for you.  I bought some but I do use a little bow or clip / barrette more often.  Plus, some days I play with my hair too.  :)

Chrissy

Chrissy, didn't you have a thread on this?  I tried to find it but gave up.  I will let you know what works best, at the moment just rocking the scrunchies and getting my little ponytail happening.  I will surprise my hairstylist with it on next visit!
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 05:05:49 pm
Chrissy, didn't you have a thread on this?  I tried to find it but gave up.  I will let you know what works best, at the moment just rocking the scrunchies and getting my little ponytail happening.  I will surprise my hairstylist with it on next visit!

Maybe one of these? 

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,242102.0.html

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,244045.0.html

Chrissy
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: JennyTG on October 11, 2020, 05:21:45 pm
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 05:29:38 pm
Thanks! :)

My pleasure!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: sarahc on October 11, 2020, 05:44:42 pm
I wear plastic coil scrunchies all the time. Unlike the traditional elastics, the plastic coil scrunchies don't stick to your hair that much.  It is much easier to take the coil scrunchies out without pulling on and harming your hair. However, the coil scrunchies aren't quite as good at keeping your hair in place, but that's ok with me. Never going back to the traditional scrunchies.

Sarah
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: barbie on October 12, 2020, 04:17:10 am
I like to decorate my hair with various hair accessories. I am not quite sure whether the long ribbons can be called scrunchies in English.

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Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: JennyTG on October 23, 2020, 08:04:21 pm
I have an abundance of scrunchies now, I've reached my limit!

- Jenny
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: big kim on October 24, 2020, 01:33:56 am
Have always had at least one scrunchie since the 90s. I have mid back length hair which I often wear in a pony tail . It's usually pretty windy on the Lancashire coast so they're really useful
Title: Re: Scrunchies?
Post by: JennyTG on October 24, 2020, 02:43:55 pm
Have always had at least one scrunchie since the 90s. I have mid back length hair which I often wear in a pony tail . It's usually pretty windy on the Lancashire coast so they're really useful

I wish my ponytail was that long currently.  It gets very windy here as well near a mountain range, lots of bad hair days unfortunately.

- Jenny