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Cruel summer hair? Get Tay's secret to healthy locks for $6 — on sale for Prime Day

The Taylor Swift's trick for thick, lustrous hair is surprisingly simple and affordable too.

Taylor Swift's hair
Taylor Swift's hair is nearly as popular as her lip shades. The secret? The singer maintains her lustrous mane with silk scrunchies. (Getty Images)

It's Prime Day, a time when mere mortals can scoop up the beauty secrets of the rich and famous for a fraction of what they'd usually cost. Case in point: Taylor Swift's silky hair secret is now on sale for just $6 — the lowest price I've ever seen. Say what you will about Taylor (I'd say mostly good things!) but the singer has incredible hair. It's always shiny, the bangs are enviably thick and it looks good whether straight, curled, in an up 'do or left hanging long.

Quick overview

Swift's hair is easy to overlook — we're all too busy talking about her No 1. album streak or when exactly Taylor and Travis Kelce will get engaged or scrutinizing every other aspect of the singer's appearance: from her red lips to the underwear Taylor Swift wears on the cover of her album, The Tortured Poets Department (they're from the Row). Still, Swift's hair is always right there, looking healthy and strong. Among the secrets to maintaining it? It's not some $60 leave-in treatment or even an elite shampoo, but instead: a set of silky scrunchies.

This satin version has all the hair-protecting qualities of Swift's favorite silk style at a fraction of the cost. A bundle of five is priced at $6 during Amazon Prime Day. 

$6 at Amazon

Why is it a good Prime Day deal? 💰

Of course, Taylor's actual scrunchies are a pricy set made from mulberry silk, but we have it on good authority (39,000+ five-star reviews and counting) that these silk look-alikes are gentle on your strands and deliver the same hair-smoothing results as pricier counterparts. Right now, during Prime Day, they are just $6 for five scrunchies — that's just $1.20 per scrunchie.

Why do I need this? 🤔

Aside from being on super sale, silk and satin scrunchies have long been heralded as a kind of hair miracle by stylists and beauty experts alike. Whether you use them to maintain a loose up 'do while you sleep or to style during the day, they contain myriad hair-health benefits. Unlike harsh elastic bands, these types of scrunchies can lessen hair breakage and loss, help prevent frizz and keep your coiff smooth overnight. Because they are low-tug, they can also help you avoid the headaches and discomfort of two-tight ponytails (a real thing!). And, since they're ultra-easy to remove, they keep your hair from breaking and splitting too.

In a 2022 video originally released on TikTok, Taylor can be seen with a silk scrunchie worn casually on her wrist, a reminder that this is a woman who's developed good taste in most all things — from boyfriends to music to the simple scrunchie she uses to protect her hair.

What reviewers say 💬

Over 39,000 Amazon reviewers have given these satin scrunchies a five-star rating, with many fans praising them for saving their strands from breakage.

Pros 👍

"Great for reducing breakage," said one reviewer. "I’m almost 40 and I need to hold onto every hair I have in my head! Regular elastic hair bands were pulling my hair out or leaving crazy creases in my hair. I got these to see if they would help reduce the breakage [and] fall out and it has been a huge difference! They hold my mom-buns perfectly and they don’t take a clump of my hair with them when I take them out! Highly recommend!"

"Fewer split ends," said another. "I started using these scrunchies, as well as a silk bonnet while sleeping, and have had significantly fewer split ends developing. I have to wear my hair up for work, any these scrunchies are so much more comfortable than the regular hair ties I've been using for years. Will definitely be purchasing more in the future!"

And adding to the chorus of adoration, another fan said, "They're so soft and gentle on my hair, preventing breakage and creases. Plus, they come in beautiful colors and patterns, adding a stylish touch to any hairstyle. Definitely a must-have for anyone who wants to protect their hair while still looking chic!"

Cons 👎

While these scrunchies enjoy many accolades, there are some critiques to the product, including a less-than-stretchy rubber band, which can be a problem for extra thick hair.

"Holds well, but I would say its only downside is that the elastic inside is not super stretchy. Although I’ve noticed a lot of elastics are not super stretchy anymore either. I guess perhaps it’s a process in the manufacturer that everyone is using to cut costs?" said one reviewer.

"Will do the job in a pinch, but they don't get very tight and ponies/buns slip — especially in thicker fine hair," said a shopper.

What about Taylor Swift's splurgy silk scrunchies? 🤑

No, they aren't on sale, but you can buy them on Amazon. Here is what the reviewers have to say.

"The best," raves one five-star fan "Worth the money. They are so comfortable. I sleep with them in and they don’t pull my hair."

Another satisfied customer calls them "perfect" and here's why: "I have very long hair and needed something less damaging than those little plastic ties.... They're very gentle and I don't have to worry about any of my hair getting tangled in them or broken when I take them out."

And this assured reviewer explains the silk-scrunchie phenomenon most succinctly: "The best hair ties money can buy. That's all."

Made of 100% high-quality mulberry silk, these scrunchies glide on and off hair with ease — leaving behind zero damage to hair and no visible elastic marks. They come in three colorways (black, pink and tan) and in sets of three. 

$37 at Amazon

Don't have $40 to drop on hair ties, but you want real silk? Fear not! these replacements work just as well at a seriously budget-friendly price.

This well-priced mulberry silk version strikes a balance between Taylor-level splurge and their satin counterparts. These come in packs of three in several color combinations — I love this set, which includes a fetching/luxe-looking horseshoe print. 

$10 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.