Get the Look: Banana Clipped Up-Do Protective Style

Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 09:57 pm


Last week I shared the loose two strand twists protective style. Normally, I don’t keep a protective style in for very long but it took me nearly 3 hours to twist my hair so I’m skipping this week’s wash and going straight for styling! But there was a problem…

I anticipated being able to keep the loose two strand twists in for 2 weeks. It didn’t happen. My fine hair began to tangle and loc up in the back so I remove them and re-did them larger so I could get that extra week of protective styling out of this hair!.

loose two strand twists

The banana clip is a very useful tool in the arsenal of hair accessories because it can be used to create a number of protective styles.

In keeping these loose two strand twists in, converting them to a protective style is a cinch with the banana clip.

Protective Style: Banana Clip Up-do

twists updo with banana clip
One of my older twist styles using the banana clip

How to Create an Up-do with The Banana Clip

Tools/Accessories Needed: Banana clip, bobby pins

1- Gather your twists up into a high ponytail with one hand. (Optional: Separate the twists to create a part before gathering the hair up)

2- Secure banana clip with opposite hand.

banana clipped ponytail

3- Check that banana clip is not pulling on any hairs. If it is, release, adjust and re-clip

4- Splitting the twists down the center in the banana clip, roll one 1/2 of the twists toward the left and pin.

banana clip split in two

5- Repeat pinning the other 1/2 of the twists on the right.

banana clip protective style

Products Used:

To redo the twists I used:

– Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in Conditioner

– Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curls

– Homemade Whipped Mango Butter with Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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