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Here’s Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists

Welcome back the 90’s! Scrunchies are the hot new trend among teens!

If you have a teenage daughter or son you might have noticed a strange new trend – scrunchies around their wrists. For girls it makes sense but boys?

Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists

Yup! Boys are wearing them too! Here’s Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrist…

Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists

In case you haven’t noticed, the 90’s trends are making a comeback! Teenage girls are becoming VSCO Girls and are wearing things from the 90’s including Scrunchies.

But, those aren’t just for their hair. There is actually a much bigger meaning behind them than just puffy hair ties.

Here is why boys are wearing Scrunchies:

Girls are wearing scrunchies around their wrists and when they meet a boy they like, they give him one of the scrunchies off their wrist. If the boy wears it on his wrist, it means he likes the girl back and basically tells all the other girls that he’s taken.

Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists

Yup, forget the hoodie or jersey wearing, this is the new way to say “you’re mine” lol.

One mom even shared this revelation on Facebook and of course, it was shared and commented on by parents everywhere:

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All about the deets 😎 🔑

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Are you tired of wasting money on hair scrunchies? Feel like you’re buying them every week? Wondering why your daughter can’t keep up with them? ?

Well let me let you in on a little secret. ….They are being found in the dryer of every boy Mom’s home. I’m about to start a lost and found page for them on Facebook or better yet return them to school with a love note for me. ??

Apparently it’s cool to give your scrunchie to someone you think is cute, below is a stash that we have racked up just this week. ?

So basically stop wasting your money and clogging up my dryer. ?

There was even a thread on Reddit asking the same question with parents, kids and even teachers chiming in on the matter…

While it may be annoying to find these in your dryer, it’s also far more innocent than some things you could find. So, maybe we just let them do their harmless thing?

Why All The Boys Are Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists

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Baby boomer

Saturday 7th of March 2020

I am in middle school and got a scrunchy from my girlfriend yesterday i didn't know what it meant but you all seem to act like it a big deal. i mean why do you care if us young people have a romance

Joe Jackson

Monday 3rd of May 2021

@Baby boomer, Because we parents wind up raising your love child.


Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I gave. My boyfriend one it means that she loves you

Dadwhosesonwearsa scrunchie

Thursday 5th of March 2020

It is said now a girl who wears a scrunchie on her wrist ( particularly on the right hand ) she is available. Much like the flower behind the ear in Polynesian culture. if the flower is on the left she is spoken for if it is on the right she is not.


Sunday 23rd of February 2020

I gave my boyfriend a scrunchie but he only wore it once.

Layden Heskett

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

My parents said I can’t wear scrunchies bc I’m a boy like WTF mind your own business it’s not harming you do let me be

Paisley Kirby

Thursday 27th of February 2020

Im not a boy but like frfr they should let you do what you wanna WTF


Monday 9th of December 2019

Boys just wear them just to blend in with the new trend

Lamya Copeland

Monday 30th of December 2019

No it is because she gives it to the boy she like and all the other girls will know he is taken by the girl he likes so other girls don't have to give him a scrunchies.