U.S. Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney (Getty)A swatch of fabric sewn over an elastic band has turned into the most maligned hair accessory of, oh say, ever. That's right, we're talking about the scrunchie-a much adored, 80s hair accessory that slowly faded from grace, only to become an object of derision when worn in public or for any reason other than holding back one's hair while washing your face. Perhaps the culminating blow came when Carrie Bradshaw herself famously shot them down in "Sex and the City's" sixth season:
Carrie: You have your leading lady running all over town wearing a scrunchie?
Berger: What's wrong with that?
Carrie: Nothing. Unless you're writing about women on the island of Manhattan, in which case... where do I begin?
Here's the thing though-scrunchies are actually darn good for your hair. They don't cause breakage or tug at fragile strands like thin elastic bands do and they hold hair in place like nobody's business. "Scrunchies are much better for your hair than typical ponytail elastics,"Read More »from The Scrunchie's Back and It's Better Than Ever