Question about banana clips?

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How in the world do you use them. I watched a video on youtube the other day of a grl using a banana clip. I went and bought one thinking it would be nice to use for something different. I can't get it around my hair. What am I doing wrong? Or is my hair not long enough yet?
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I too have seen vids on youtube with the banana clip and I was going to order some online but then thought....hmmm, its so small and my hair is so big... how is that going to work... but when you figure it out, let me know.
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My hair laughs at banana clips then breaks them. Wrapping my hair in a real banana would be easier.
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My hair laughs at banana clips then breaks them. Wrapping my hair in a real banana would be easier.
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I use banana clips a lot.

They are very good at pulling back your hair when it is short. You can create a different version of a puff with a banana clip.

When your hair is very short, you will have to insert the banana clip at the roots of your hair to pull it back. As your hair gets longer, you don't have to use the clip to pull it back any more. Just use it like a scrunchie i.e. make a pony tail, open the banana clip and close it around your ponytail. It doesn't give your hair that dent that you get from a scrunchie so you can go from ponytail to loose hair easily with a little fluffing.

Hope this helps,
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I agree with Phoenix...

My hair laughed at banana clips when it was relaxed, and I haven't found one wide enough to hold my natural hair.

I think I wore a banana clip once when relaxed and then it broke. It also gave me a headache.
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I agree with Phoenix...

My hair laughed at banana clips when it was relaxed, and I haven't found one wide enough to hold my natural hair.

I think I wore a banana clip once when relaxed and then it broke. It also gave me a headache.
Originally Posted by Windflower
What Windy said. Even when my hair was relaxed banana clips never stood a chance.
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If you are trying to insert a banana clip at the roots of your hair and close it by "combing" your hair together, it will pop if your hair is very thick.

However, if you treat the banana clip like a scrunchie in that you make a pony tail and close the banana clip around the ponytail, I don't forsee any problems. Use it off the scalp. This works well with the smaller ones. I use them both horizontally (ear to ear) and vertically this way.

I don't want the teeth "combing" my supercoily hair.
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back in the early to mid 90's when i use to wear a banana clip they were much bigger and stronger to handle big thick hair..now a days the clips are so wimpy and small, they seem as though they would snap in two, not to mention break your hair.
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in my avatar pic im wearing a banana clip. i love it. makes my hair look fuller than what it really is. the delusion is great.
I should have kept mine from back in the day. never thought i would use them again....now i really want a good banana clip
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you can put your hair in a ponytail, put the clip on then take the pony tail out....
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If you are trying to insert a banana clip at the roots of your hair and close it by "combing" your hair together, it will pop if your hair is very thick.

However, if you treat the banana clip like a scrunchie in that you make a pony tail and close the banana clip around the ponytail, I don't forsee any problems. Use it off the scalp. This works well with the smaller ones. I use them both horizontally (ear to ear) and vertically this way.

I don't want the teeth "combing" my supercoily hair.
Originally Posted by luvmycoils

ditto. Banana clips are the only thing I use to tie back my hair. I mainly use it horizontally to hold my ponytails. I work out often and this is my main style.

I have to say the banana clips from nowadays ...SUCK.. I have an existing one from a Goody 3 pack I bought 4 years ago. I hold onto that one w my dear life. I have purchased other brands, even goody itself...they just don't make them like they used to. smdh

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I know this thread is old, but just wanted to give a tip to anyone who ends up here.

I use banana clips, but never use the closure on the top of the clip - it's too tight. I "close" the clip by slipping an elastic ponytail holder over the curved ends of the clip to hold it together softly. If it is still too tight with just one ponytail holder, I link two small ponytail holders together, then slip them over the ends of the banana clip. Of course, your banana clip must have deeply curved ends or the ponytail holder will slip off.

Think of the banana clip as a V, and the ponytail holder goes across the top to turn the V into an upside down triangle - ▼. Hope this makes sense.
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Which type of banana clip do you recommend for normal/high-dense hair (my ponytail circumference = 4" / 10 cm)? The different types are shown here: Banana Hair Clips - Gladhair.com
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