We're Calling It: Here's This Decade's Answer to the Scrunchie

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Our childhood may have been defined by the ruffled edges and velvety texture of the scrunchie, but if there was a hair accessory that epitomized our approach to hair this side of the noughties, it has to be the spiral hair tie. Let's be honest, these telephone cord-like hair ties are revolutionizing the way we wear our hair. They're so popular, according to Pinterest, that saves for spiral hair ties have increased by 2198% from 2017 to 2018.

No longer must we put up with a post-pony kink or the tug of an unravelling bun—these clever little bands allow you to style your hair exactly how you want, without a single bump. Plus, if you've ever tried one, you'll know they're way gentler than some of the alternatives. The good news: Nowadays, there are just as many spiral hair tie options as the number of scrunchies you could find on the walls of Claire's in the '90s. Below, we've pulled out just a few of our favorites.

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invisibobble Original Crystal Clear Hair Elastic $8

Invisibobble's bands come in so many colors, but this clear shade has to be one of our favorites because it works with all hair colors.

Teleties Eat Glitter for Breakfast $8

This set of Teleties was made for our inner-unicorn.

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Kitsch Nude Hair Tie Bobbles $6

Want something completely inconspicuous? This set of spiral hair ties comes with two hues, white and blush pink that will give muted pops of color without overdoing it.

Scünci Spirals With Inner Core Tech $6

Yes, this spiral tie is like two ponytail holders in one. The colorful inner core helps keep hair in place without denting or crimping hair.

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Invisibobble NANO The Styling Hair Ring $7

If a bobby pin and a hair tie made a baby, this adorable little ring would be it. We love these mini-versions for pulling off half-up styles and securing the ends of braids.

Have you succumbed to the allure of the spiral hair tie yet?

Next up, the only hair elastic I will ever use, from now until eternity.

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