In the CG book they take hair from behind each ear and tie that together. No band or anything. I remember my sister saying that she fixed her hair like this when it was long. My sister has very thick 2c/3a hair. She found it worked better for her to pull hair from behind the ears then from the nape of the neck.
There is no fasteners, but the look is as if you pulled your hair back at the nape of the neck with a clip like this. HTH
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers