Scrunchies were invented in 1987 and boomed in the 90s, quickly becoming an integral part of what we now know as 90s fashion.
Today, people are becoming more aware of personal health—inside and out—and what they can do to improve or maintain it. That includes hair health. Scrunchies are gentler on hair strands, as they don’t tug on the hair as much as standard hair bands do. As such, thousands of people are once again incorporating scrunchies into their hair routines. But they can get pretty expensive due to their nostalgia factor and fashion demands.
With that said, the homemade scrunchie business is booming. If you’re interested in making your own scrunchies to sell online, you’ll need quality materials to provide the best products. And what type of elastic is best for your scrunchie business? Check out our recommendations.
When it comes to elastic, there are three basic types:
Some of the most common uses for elastics are in waistlines, bathing suits, and dresses. But what about scrunchies? While woven elastic is perhaps the strongest of the three, it does not narrow when stretched. This presents a challenge when designing scrunchies, as they need to stretch to fit around a ponytail or wrist!
That leaves braided and knit elastics. Let’s find out more about these products and how you can use them in your scrunchies.
Braided elastic offer “grip” because they contain ridges that narrow as they stretch. This type of elastic also rolls easier than other flexible materials, perfect for hair products. Furthermore, it’s soft to the touch and can be great for scrunchies that sit against sensitive skin.
The knitted elastic material is even softer than braided and woven elastic, which can be a great addition to soft, velvety scrunchies. However, it rolls less than braided elastic, so it might work better in scrunchies made for thicker hair.
Although both braided and knitted elastics have their own unique features, you may consider creating different products using each. That way, you expand the type of scrunchies you’re able to make.
Everyone’s hair is different, so catering to various hair types will boost your experience, reputation, and business. And as your business grows, be sure to purchase wholesale elastic to ensure you have plenty of materials on hand.
Scrunchies should fit comfortably around the wrist. Considering they need room to stretch and return to their original state, about 4 inches is typically good for most hair types. The fabric you use should be double the elastic size you use to ensure a proper fit.
By determining what type of elastic is best for your scrunchie business, you’ll be better able to decide what kind of scrunchies you want to make for your clients, thus expanding your services and business.