Are Banana Clips Better For Your Hair?

August 16, 2022 4 min read 1 Comment

Are Banana Clips Better For Your Hair?

The ’80s and 90’s styles have returned with a vengeance, and they brought their beloved Banana Clips with them. As the perfect accessory for ponytails, loose updos, and even buns.

A banana clip is better for your hair due to its U-shape and stretchy teeth that come together in the middle to hold hair in place, without pulling on the scalp. They are essential for keeping your hair undamaged and your hairstyles unmatched.

The most popular and easiest way to use it is to pull your hair into a ponytail, pull the banana clip under, lock it at the top, and voila! However, you already know that there are a million more ways to style it with a bit of creativity and love.

Look no further if you’re new to using banana clips or still wondering what they are. We’ve got very appealing reasons why you need this clip in your hand now.

History of Banana Clips

Historians can date hair clips similar to banana clips back to the Stone Age when people used hair combs to hold their hair in place. During the Tang Dynasty in China, the Chinese would use rhinoceros horns to make their hair combs and tie up their hair. The Ancient Romans used combs made of tortoise shells, and the Japanese used wood.

We've come a long way since then. The modern day banana clip is very similar to a pair of hair combs, with the main difference being a hinging mechanism that allows it to open and close while being attached. Imagine if we showed them one of our banana clips nowadays!

Why Choose a Banana Hair Clip?

If your main goal is to make your ponytail look loose, voluminous, and even longer, then banana clips are the answer to your prayers.

This is achieved due to the clip's length and the teeth spacing. It works miracles compared to a normal hair elastic, with zero of the damaging side effects.

Probably the best part of the banana clip is that it is unlikely to slip off when you find one that fits your hair's thickness. No need to redo your hair a million times in one day; this clip has got your back, thick or thin.

How to Use A Banana Hair Clip?

Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, it always helps to go back to the basics of how to use a banana clip. Here are some easy steps to follow:

  • Brush all of your hair back into a loose ponytail
  • Place the opened clip underneath the ponytail with the clasp facing the top of your head
  • Close the teeth at the base of the ponytail
  • To lock it in, simply twist the top together
  • Adjust the hair as needed (especially any feathery strands that may have fallen out)

If you need more help holding your hair together while putting on the clip, consider putting it in a ponytail with an elastic band first. Then, clasp on the banana clip, and then pull off the hair elastic so it is securely in the clip.

What Type of Hair is Best Suited For a Banana Clip?

While most images and tutorials you see using a banana clip tend to be longer (or at least long enough to hold a ponytail), you can also use it on shorter hair.

You may need to opt for a smaller one, like this one, but it is still doable. Instead of a full ponytail, a half-up, half-down look would be best suited with the smaller banana clip and the shorter hair length. You will still get the same effect, promise!

If you have thick or curly hair, a banana clip with more space between the teeth is your ideal banana clip. That way, more hair can fit in the clip at once and still be held together. Our Camila Paris Interlocking Ponytail Banana Clip is an excellent example of this.

When To Wear a Banana Hair Clip?

The good thing about the banana clip is that you can dress it up or dress it down however you want. For example, a loose ponytail is always in style whether it’s for a cocktail party or a casual lunch.

When and where you want to wear the banana clip is up to you - as long as you look and feel good in it!

A good accessory can stand the test of time, and the banana clip is no exception to the rule. It will always be in style, so the quicker you get your hands on a durable one, the better. Once you find a banana clip that suits your hair and you feel comfortable styling, you may never take it off!

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1 Response

Lauren Collette
Lauren Collette

December 25, 2023

Why are banana clips the most
Least popular and hated hair clip back in 80s; for 90s generation as me should know.

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