Banana clips were popular in the 1980s in the “big hair” era where they were used to tie back all that hair into a ponytail. They worked wonders for long layered haircuts because you could get all layers into one hair clip.
I still wear my hair in a layered cut as it suits my thick, wavy, humidity-hating hair. I was rummaging through a cupboard in my bedroom recently and found my banana clips from long ago.
Some things never change! Those banana clips still work the best for controlling my unruly hair in the hot humid weather and now come in very handy when I am out tending to my gardens. I no longer have to stop what I am doing to retie my ponytail as the handy clip holds all of my hair out of my face and off my neck for hours! They also fit well under my favourite gardening hat which is a bonus.
Of course, if you are younger than a baby boomer, you will probably not have a clue what I’m talking about.