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Hair Styling

How To: Hide Your Banana Clip When Styling

Banana clip styling tips.

banana clip styling tips

We are smack in the middle of April and I have a confession to make

When I kicked off blogging for 2014, I totally had a plan. I was going to focus on 1 topic or type of post delivery per month. April was supposed to be a month of How To’s. Well, I clearly have not stuck with the plan!

See. What had happened was….

While I had a few “How to” posts in draft form. I wasn’t feeling all of them. I also got a bit distracted with sharing changes to my hair regimen, the NYCFlawlessFace Event and a couple of product reviews.

Now, I’m preparing to go to the Atlanta Hair Show/Expo in a couple of weeks. My mind is all over the place!

I did however want to share a few quick “How To’s” where styling your hair is concerned and that’s what prompted this here post.

The banana clip is a long time favorite hair accessory of mine. I’ve been using it to style my hair since I was in High School (3 years ago 🙂 ). The banana clip can create multiple hairstyles if you’ve got skillz…. Check out one of my banana clip styles here.

Even the simplest of styles can look elegant when using a banana clip. The key is to make sure you can’t see that dern clip! Here are some quick styling tips:

  • For a messy but put together look, pin your hair over the banana clip in a non-coordinated fashion so that the clip is hidden but some of your ends are left loose:

messy banana clip bun

  • Try pin curls or large twists pinned over the banana clip in a pin curl like fashion (and don’t forget to decorate):

banana clip hairstyle

  • When using a banana clip to create a ponytail, leave sections of your hair out at the top and bottom of the banana clip. This will elongate your hair. Score!

banana clip hairstyles

Banana clip styling is easy peasy but guess what I have been eyeballing? The Puff Cuff! My hair is a bit long and since I don’t get tons of shrinkage to create a puff, I would be using this to create a high ponytail or voluminous  bun (stay tuned for future posts).  The makers of Puff Cuff are supposed to be at the Atlanta Hair Expo so, yes I will be picking up 2 of these bad boys. Stay tuned for pics and video footage from the Expo.

puff cuff

Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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