A 45-pack of velvet scrunchy hair ties is just $8.55 on Amazon ($0.19 each)

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If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s and had hair long enough to put in a ponytail, I’m willing to guess you remember (and probably had many) scrunchies. The hair elastic wrapped in a variety of materials added color and flair to your hair and, of course, matched the colorful outfits of said decades.

Personally, I loved them simply because they don’t get stuck in your hair like plain hair ties and are much harder to lose, being bigger and brighter and more colorful.


Just like Caboodles and the original My Little Pony dolls, scrunchies are making a return. While they were pretty cheap back in the day, they actually still are, and they’re just about as easy to find, too. You’ll see them in the hair section of most stores and on Amazon, where you can buy a massive pack of them for an amazing deal.

You can get 45 velvet scrunchies right now on Amazon for just $8.55, or 19 cents each!  The pack has more than 1,300 five-star ratings, and they’re the No. 1 bestseller in hair elastics and ties.


While these would obviously be great just to add to your collection and wardrobe, with the holidays coming up, they would also make great stocking stuffers. Or, if you find the throwback to childhood style humorous, a White Elephant gift for any holiday parties you’ll be going to.

The pack includes 45 various colors, so while you might get the colors in the picture, there’s always a chance they may be different. The scrunchies ship free with Amazon Prime, and you can return them for free by sending them back to Amazon or taking them to your local Kohl’s store.


For those looking for something else bright, but smaller and less of a statement, Amazon also has a 200-count pack of colorful elastic rubber bands for just $3.87, or 2 cents each. They are on the smaller side, so they would work well for kids, or if you divide your hair into multiple braids or ponytails.


Will you be ordering some scrunchies to throw back to your ’80s and ’90s hairstyles?

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