Hillary Clinton's handlers are trying to pry scrunchies for her cold, dead hair, Elle reports in an article that simultaneously justifies and apologizes for writing about Hillary's hair:

When she's on the road, she often has it pulled back in a simple chignon or ponytail, a look that causes Hillary Hair Watchers much chagrin but merely means she's pressed for time, as a State Department official told me: "As a chick, it's a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and you're in and out of the plane. [The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready. She said the reason she grew her hair long was that it's easier. She has options." The official added, because, it seems, no American alive can resist critiquing Clinton's hair: "But some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies."

Apparently Dov Charney isn't on Hillary's style crew. I understand Hillary's impulse, though. Because they're soft and fluffy, scrunchies don't create a ponytail dents the way elastics do, and thus are a powerful tool. If I were a bolder woman, I might dare to wear scrunchies, too.

[Elle, The Gloss, Hillary via AP, dent via FirewifeKatie]