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March 03, 2023 2 min read

What does a banana clip do?

A banana clip is a simple hair clip that can be used to pull back your hair and secure it at the back of your head. They are a healthier and eco-friendly alternative to using elastics to create ponytail styles.They have been incredibly popular over the past few years and it's not hard to see why.

We are here to answer all of your questions regarding banana clips, from how to wear them to the best banana clips for thick hair, we've answered them all.

Why are they called banana clips?

Banana clips are named after banana leafs, this is because banana leafs are elongated and slightly rounded!

How to use banana clips

1. Brush all of your hair to the back of the head in a loose ponytail.

2. Place the opened clip underneath the ponytail with the spring at the bottom.

3. Close the teeth around the base of the ponytail.

4. Fasten the catch at the top by twisting it together.

5. Adjust the hair until you are happy with the look.

6. Finished! To create a half-up style, use the same method but only take the top layers of hair and leave the bottom layers down.

This blog goes into more detail on How To Use Banana Clips.

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Do banana clips work on thick hair?

Absolutely! In longer or thick hair, go for a longer banana clip that can hold more hair. Clips with more space between the teeth will work best for thick or curly hair types as it allows more hair to fit in the clip at once. In our French Handmade collection we have the Thick Hair Banana Clip which is handcrafted in France out of strong and durable cellulose acetate which will grip your hair firmly yet comfortably all day.

Banana clips for thick hair

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Do banana clips work for thin hair?

Banana clips work really well in fine or thin hair, they are also healthier for your fine hair than hair elastics are as they cause no breakage or snagging. Another bonus with banana clips is they give the illusion of a fuller ponytail, making your hair look thicker than it actually is!

Best banana clips for fine hair

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Are banana clips good for thinning?

Banana clips are a great way to keep your hair in good health and to reduce thinning. Our handmade, sustainable resin has been perfected by specialists which ensures these clips are kind to your hair and will not cause any damage or thinning of your beautiful locks.

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