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The Long Awaited Banana Clip Bun Tutorial

By January 27th, 202116 Comments
by Shelli via

A couple of notes, one of which I mention in the video. My hair was saturated with Dabur Vatika Hair Fall Control Cream. I applied it as a pre-poo the prior evening and didn’t have time to wash before I had to leave for the event the next day. The banana clip bun is my “go to” style when I’m in this situation and am going to a dressier event. Second note, if your hair is significantly shorter, but long enough to fold, you should still be able to do this style. Rather than wrapping the hair around the bun, fan your hair evenly over the banana clip in a 360 degree formation. Then, roll sections of hair outward from the center of the ponytail and pin around the base of the clip, forming a doughnut like bun.


  • hairscapades says:

    Thank you all so much!!! The support here is unbelievable and I thank you all for taking the time to comment and encourage. Rece and Kai, gotta give you ladies special shout-outs as my GOC and FB comrades;). MissCherie, I don't really brush my hair other than lightly along the edges for buns. But, the texture is essentially my own, though henna has loosened my curl pattern. I have a post of my hair pre-henna that I'll provide here. I'll also post a link for a friend's henna story. Yu can definitely see how henna changed the appearance of her hair to eliminate frizz and create a sleek shine. With me, henna helped smooth the frizz that I always had in the back of my hair (the front and underneath was always pretty smooth … but the hair on my crown was very porous and frizzy … henna improved that, though you can still see a difference in my hair in the front compared to the crown).

    2009 hair (pre-henna):

    friend's henna story:


  • BreukelensFinest says:

    Love the video! hope there will be more

  • Anonymous says:

    So pretty Shelli!

  • Rece says:

    This was always one of my favorite styles Shelli! Keep up the good styling. =)

    ~ ~

  • Anonymous says:

    very cute! …but my thick type 4 hair doesnt like the bananna combs… thanks for sharing though!

  • Much Love, Franklyn says:

    Clever. I must try!

  • KaiRox146 says:

    Beautiful Style Shelli!! I love love love your hair! It's so gorgeous! I think I'm going to try to do some more protective styling because my hair is usually always "out". Anyway, great job Shelli!! <3 <3

  • Miss Dior says:

    I have noticed your hair texture. Is is due to what God gave you, Henna Treatments, or brushing your hair? I am referring to your silky texture – it is gorgeous and I want to know if giving Henna is worth a try. Just wondering – thanks for sharing your texture 🙂

  • CoilyRob says:

    Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Great tutorial as well.

  • DiJah says:

    Will definitely give this one a try =)

  • keisha says:

    absolutely gorgeous! thanks so much for doing the tutorial! now i'm off to play with my hair!

  • The Purse-a-holic says:

    Definitely have to try this

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • Mia says:

    Holy Moly….your hair is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  • hairscapades says:

    Thanks Anonymous and thanks Jasmine!!! You know, I only started protective styling late last year, but I LOVE it!! I was so surprised by that because I was a WnG girl for so long!! I can't wait to see if I can achieve WL by January 2012! I think there is a chance with continued protective styling=). So excited to continue the Grow Out Challenge!! Oh, btw, I created a new video and posted some finished pics because I kind of cut the top of my head off while filming!! It's unlisted because I'm saving the big "debut" for next week on hairscapades. But, given that this post is up, I'll share the link to my GOC blog (which has a few finished pics and the link to the video) for those who are interested=).


  • Jasmine M/ CurlsDivine says:

    GO SHELLI!… Great Tutorial, it will probably be January (hopefully) before I can wrap my hair around itself. But you are the queen of protective styling. Your hair is sooooo long! beautiful girl. Jasmine M.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair is GORGEOUS!!! Aliciajamesmusic did a tutoral on this as well on Youtube

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