So, I was reminded of the banana clip by Kim of Kimmaytube. She used it to secure her twists. I picked up a pack of three from Sally’s a few months ago to use with my twists. That worked out fine. Buuuuuut, liked it even more for these styles. My hair is stretched with a Twist-n-Curl (TnC) first. In the first two pics, I left the front section of my hair out of the banana clip. The remainder of my hair was secured in the banana clip. Then, I just pin-curled about inch wide sections with bobby pins. This lasted about three days, I guess.
Then, on day four, I released all of the pin curls and released the banana clip. I put the banana clip back in securing all of my hair in it this time. I used a couple of bobby pins to keep the front hair directed to the middle and longer pieces secured along the banana clip to create the appearance of the “hawk.” I enjoyed this style. Got called Rihanna (in a good way;) a few times at work and received several compliments=).
The banana clip is also great for creating a massive, messy bun as it creates a wide base/foundation around which to loosely wrap the hair. For me, it’s great because I have fine hair, so it allows me to make my hair look thicker with a more voluminous bun. Also, it doesn’t snag or pull any hair like a scrunchie (even satin) or hair elastic does. I tend not to pull out any hair releasing the banana clip whereas a scrunchie always has a few shed strands wrapped around it when I take it out of my hair.