#ThrowbackThursday: the scrunchie is back!


Perfect for a bit of added fun and flair to your look, this humble hair tie now belongs in your #OOTD bag of tricks.

We love them in bright colours and polka dots and have played around with styling this retro item on different hair lengths and thickness.

And yes, we're being very serious.

High bun on very thick hair

Read: I tried a hairstyle from my ‘hell no!’ list — here’s what happened

High bun on long braids

High pony on thin hair

TIP: You can even tie a scarf around your bun in case you don't own a scrunchie - it almost has the same effect.

Find a silk one at your local vintage shop or market. We also love this one by H&MxErdem, R429.

Mid-pony on long, thick hair

Mid-pony on mid-length hair

Where to shop them:

All scrunchies featured (pink and polka dots are handmade - sold by @shopstealinglucy).

Bow scrunchies, R25.99, MRP.

Metallic scrunchies, R9, takealot.com.

Clicks, R19.95.

Images: W24 and supplied

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