I have been wearing scrunchies since the 90’s.
They are the best hair-ties as far as I am concerned. They are flexible within their elasticity; they are durable without wearing out too soon- even while they continuously get wet.
Scrunchies do not pull-out strands of hair by getting tangled up as rubber bands and regular elastic barrettes do.
They come in a variety of fabrics/textures and colors.
However, I do not like the shiny/glossy velvet-type scrunchies. The satin ones are okay though I prefer the cottons ones only.
I currently keep my ponytail of natural hair that is growing fast and healthy in two comfortable scrunchies- one secured at the top of the tail and the other secured near the bottom.
I always keep a supply of these lovely hair adornments on hand at home for later use.