These Silk Scrunchies Prevent Hair Damage and Creases
This article was updated in November 2022 to include new data from silk fabric tests and to add more details about how we chose the best silk and satin scrunchies and added a new pick from Lunya.
Elastic ties are convenient for throwing your hair up into a ponytail and out of the way, but they can create friction and tug on your strands, especially when they’re removed. This can lead to fragile strands, damaged hair and increased frizz. Silk scrunchies, on the other hand, are soft and smooth to reduce friction on hair. Hair stylist and cosmetologist Becca Mutchler says silk scrunchies are less likely to cause damage because the fabric easily glides over hair, which can also help minimize frizz. Besides helping you reap the benefits of silk, these luxurious scrunchies are a more stylish alternative to standard hair ties and can elevate your look.
The textile experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute rigorously test a variety of silk products ranging from silk pillowcases and silk sheets to pajamas for qualities like smoothness, comfort and durability. The picks ahead include top-rated brands from our silk pillowcase and sheets tests, personal favorites that our editors swear by and newer styles with unique features and rave reviews online.
Our top picks:
Keep reading to learn about the differences between silk and satin and for a helpful shopping guide, but first, check out our favorite silk and satin scrunchies.
The best silk scrunchies for every hair type, including the best silk scrunchies for thin hair, curly hair and sleeping, Mulberry silk and Slip silk scrunchies.