I don't personally know anything about it, but I remember classmates in the early 80's had it. I just remembered their hair was very greasy. Not sure why it had to be so greasy, but it was.
I am not one to follow trends. If you like that look, get that look...but I would encourage you to find healthier ways to accomplish that look. If it causes hair loss and bald spots, that's not good.
Best of luck!
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.