Why Choose Hairstrong Scrunchie vs. Hair Tie Elastics

 blonde hair ponytail wearing a hairstrong red scrunchie

Scrunchie vs Hair tie, let’s explore the difference between each and help you choose the best option for your hair type. Tired of your hair tie breaking at life’s most inconvenient moments? Like 10 minutes into your HIIT class or halfway through your board meeting as you try to readjust your hair for the fifth time that day? We get it, and we’ve been there! Some of the world’s “best hair ties” don’t keep your hair in place or have the durability to withstand constant use like us ambitious women need! 

So what do you do? Do you look for a scrunchie or a specific brand of hair tie? You look for a pro hair tie built for durability, agility, and a hair tie company that values your time and hair care for as much as you do.

The Debate: Scrunchie vs. Hair Tie

We believe in scrunchies all the way. First off, they are a bit bulkier, sturdier and really add that stylish element to your look. Most hair ties crease and dent your hair; then, leave you with funky looking hair after taking it down after a workout or out from your messy bun. Whereas scrunchies are much more forgiving and made out of fabric, which prevents breakage and is less damaging to your hair strands. So scrunchie wins this time! 

Is a hair clip better than a hair tie

Hair clips are a fantastic alternative to hair ties or scrunchies for a low-key day when you want to put your hair half-up or into a loose bun. However, hair clips aren’t going to cut it for those high-performance training days, dance class, or those days where you really need your hair to stay in place! So hair tie 1, hair clip 0. 

The best hair scrunchie built for strong and ambitious woman 

We know keeping curly hair up is a struggle, and let’s not even start discussing trying to find hair ties for curly hair that actually keep your hair in place or hold a bun or ponytail during an intense workout. 

You want to put your hair up, get things done, and never have to worry about minimizing performance due to readjusting your hair!

“From a coaches perspective, I love them [Strongbands] too! With all the flipping, flying and twisting they do, we would spend way too much time fixing hair. That “downtime” has pretty much vanished, increasing productivity at practice.. Which makes me a happy coach.”

- Garret Skinn Western All Girl & Power Cheer Gym Coach

It’s time for an adjustable scrunchie! 

Hairstrong is the only adjustable Canadian-made scrunchie that keeps your hair in place all day without damaging it. 

Hairstrong women

  • Choose to take control of your life.
  • Choose to meet challenges with confidence.
  • Choose to love yourself for who you are.

If that’s you, then it’s time you try one for yourself and explore our collection of adjustable hair scrunchies.

Hairstrong was built on the foundations to take control of life, tackle ambitious challenges with grace, and minimize inefficiencies that get in the way of peak performance! The issue with most hair ties and scrunchies is that they are trying to fit you into a one-size-fits-all band. That leaves so many women with mediocre options and options that don’t exactly keep your hair up.

However, founder Nicole Baranowski decided that the one-size-fits-all-band method needed to change. After lots of research and testing with Olympic athletes, Hairstrong was created in three styles: The Nano Tough scrunchie for thin/fine hair, The Original Strongband for medium density hair, and the Extra Tough Strong Band for thick to dense hair. Plus, depending on your outfit or your colour preferences, there are many options from mint to hot pink to royal blue or class black or grey.

It’s the only scrunchie on the market that was designed to fit various hair densities and actually adjusts to stay in place during the most intense workouts or the busiest of days! Hairstrong bands are hand-made with high-quality Canadian materials and focus on function and efficiency. The main goal of creating the Hairstrong band was to save time for not having to constantly adjust your hair, like you have to do with regular hair ties or one-size-fits-all scrunchies.

Regular elastics fell out or caused breakage, distracting from my performance in every workout to the point where I’d leave frustrated. I’m busy, appreciate efficiency, and want to give everything my all—I don’t have time to play with my hair on the sidelines.” - Nicole Baranowski