Banana clips are fab retro 80s hair accessories. If you remember the 1980s you don't need us to tell you that everyone had big hair back then that had either been backcombed, crimped or permed to tight-curl perfection...frizz was king! To tame back that big hair to show off huge bright dangling earrings, banana clips became the hair accessory of choice.
So named because they are curved exactly like a banana, these retro clips are essentially made up of two hair combs that are hinged or clipped together, at one or both ends. Because of their shape, traditional-style banana clips curve to the shape of your head making them comfortable to wear. Although there are now design variations available (fish shaped clips for example) all types work in the same way, and produce the same Mohican-style mane of hair running down the back of the head.
Banana clips are suitable for use in mid-length hair and long hair and are so simple to use:
- Gather your hair into a loose ponytail.
Open the banana clip at one end, and pull open the two combs as far as possible.
- Place the unopened end under the base of the ponytail, and then push the two combs into the hair (as near to each ear as possible) on either side.
- Draw each comb through the hair, until the two combs meet in the middle at the back of the head, and then clip shut.
Banana Clips in Fine Hair
If you have fine hair that generally has difficulty holding hair clips, use banana clips that have fine, narrow-spaced teeth; these give a tighter grip and hold in normal and fine hair. Good examples are our Barley Twist Banana Clip and our 2-pack Black and Shell Banana Clips.
Banana Clips in Thick Hair
Banana clips and thick hair can be a tricky, but not impossible combination! For a banana clip to hold luscious thick tresses, it needs to have wide-spaced teeth that are able to hold more hair that their narrow-spaced friends. Try our Classic Banana Clip or Looped Swirl Banana Clip.