How do you use a scrunchie hair piece: Step by Step

November 22, 2022 3 min read

Want a messy bun in minutes? It's time to learn how to use a scrunchie hair piece. Quick, elegant and natural-looking, our scrunchie hair pieces take zero hair skills and just a few minutes to fit. Get ready for your instant messy hair transformation...

What is a scrunchie hairpiece?

A scrunchie hair piece is an accessory that can be used to create a new, fun hairstyle with minimal time, skill or effort; from messy mum buns to wedding hair or a sleek low bun.

Designed to match your natural hair colour, hair scrunchies can look indistinguishable from your natural locks. It's just a matter of time before these hair accessories become your favourite shortcut to fuss-free, beautiful hair.

How Do You Use A Scrunchie Hair Piece?

One of the best things about an updo hairpiece is its versatility. Learn how to use a scrunchie hair piece with these three easy step-by-steps.

1. The curly messy bun

A messy bun scrunchie can shave minutes off your morning routine. Quick yet effective, this step-by-step transforms tiny buns into curly, voluminous up-do's that look effortless (and take far less time than you might first think). Ideal for those mornings when you're running behind.

Step 1: Pull your natural hair into a high, messy ponytail and start twisting it into a bun.

Step 2: Secure your natural bun using the scrunchie hairpiece. Loop this around your hair twice to ensure it stays in place for the whole day. 

Step 3: Tweak the scrunchie hair piece until you are happy with the final effect. You can also pull out strands of hair around your face to create a more messy hair look.

2. The flicky messy bun

Disguise days-old hair with this sleek, low bun tutorial. Ideal for special events or the every day, this low-maintenance updo may take just moments, but it gets maximum points in the style stakes.

Step 1: Create a middle parting and brush your hair into a low ponytail.

Step 2: Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins or a hair tie.

Step 3: Take the Flicky Messy Bun and wrap it around your natural bun twice.

Step 4: Slick back flyaways and smooth down the parting with hairspray or your favourite hair styling product for a sleek, smooth finish.

3. The special occasion hair scrunchie look

Want to look and feel extra special? This hair how-to uses a scrunchie hair piece to create a glamorous updo that's worthy of the red carpet. The best bit? You'll be finished in five minutes flat.

Step 1: Create a middle or centre parting in your hair. Now create a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.

Step 2: Tease out pieces of hair around the front of your face. Blow dry or curl the loose hair to create a polished look. 

Step 3: Twist your ponytail into a bun and use one of our messy bun scrunchies to hold it in place. Wrap it around your natural bun twice.

Step 4: Tweak the hair accessory until you are happy with the finish. Set your natural hair with hairspray. Use glitzy slides, a statement hairband or even a silky scarf to add a glamorous twist.

Top tips for using a scrunchie hairpiece

  • Make sure your scrunchie hairpiece is a close colour match to your natural hair for an undetectable finish.
  • Colour match your hairpiece in natural lighting.
  • Store your scrunchie hair piece in its original packaging between wears to prolong its life and keep it in good condition.
  • Always fit your messy hair bun in front of a mirror for a flawless finish.
  • Gently wash your hair scrunchie occasionally to keep it in top condition.


Frequently Asked Questions

I have fine hair, can I use a scrunchie hair piece?

Yes! Scrunchie hairpiece accessories are ideal for adding volume and shape to both thick and fine natural hair.

How can I find the right colour for my natural hair?

It's important to colour-match your hair in bright, natural light. At Stranded Hair, we have 30 multi-dimensional shades to create the most natural-looking finish. For professional advice, get in touch with our experts who can find the right shade for you.

What are hair scrunchies made from?

Our hair scrunchies are made from the finest heat-resistant fibre strands. They've been carefully developed to mimic the look and feel of healthy, natural hair.

Now you've mastered how to use a hair scrunchie, discover the best hair scrunchies of 2022 and 8 ways to style your hair pieces on our blog.

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