Scrunchies are a type of hair accessory that are used to hold hair in place. They consist of a soft and stretchy band, usually made of fabric or elastic, that is covered with a piece of matching or coordinating fabric. Scrunchies are typically worn around the base of a ponytail or bun to hold the hair in place, but can also be worn as a fashion accessory around the wrist. They are known for being gentler on the hair than traditional hair ties, as they do not create as much tension or damage to the hair. Scrunchies come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics, and can be a fun and functional addition to any hairstyle.