CurlTalk

Tell me I am not the only one who rocks the Banana Clip

CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
Yes, thats right. I LIKE banana clips. I wore one today and some of my classmates were amazed. These things were so popular when I was a kid.

I think they are so adorable in curly hair :love6:
Currently Loving:
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam

Comments

  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    LOL! I love them too!! I had someone ask me the other day where I get them...like they were a new thing. I remember them being popular years ago too. I've used them on and off for years.
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • YolyCYolyC Posts: 3,758Registered Users
    :lol:

    Ha! just wait for the responses. This is an anti-banana clip website.
    :protest:


    I loved them too. You're young so go ahead and wear them. Call it retro if you want. Sadly on me, I realized I looked like I was stuck in the 80's. :sad:
    Location: Chicago

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
    Malcolm X
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    YolyC wrote: »
    :lol:

    Ha! just wait for the responses. This is an anti-banana clip website.
    :protest:


    I loved them too. You're young so go ahead and wear them. Call it retro if you want. Sadly on me, I realized I looked like I was stuck in the 80's. :sad:

    I'm ok with that! There were a lot of curlies in the 80's. You can barely tell what it is in my hair through this mop called hair.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I think they're coming back, as with everything 80s. I can't wear them though, I break 'em every time...
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    Yes, thats right. I LIKE banana clips. I wore one today and some of my classmates were amazed. These things were so popular when I was a kid.

    I think they are so adorable in curly hair :love6:

    the stores still sell them, so i guess people are still wearing them. i just think they aren't wearing them up high like this banana-clip-02.jpg or bcshortypic.jpg. these styles are circa '86-'87 and should not be revisited. in highschool, a boy told me i looked like a

    rooster2.jpg when i wore my banana clips. what did he know? :tongue6: i'd perfected that curly, high banana pony tail style and had 15 different colors and sizes for every outfit. hmmmph!
    "Dogs stink too, but I like dog stink." ~ rileyb
  • BrewCrewGrlBrewCrewGrl Posts: 442Registered Users
    I have to agree with YolyC. Not that I am against banana clips, but if you wore them the first time they were cool, trying again just looks like you are stuck in the 80's. But you are definately young enough to pull them off!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FBrewCrewGrl%2F" class="Popup

    The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be- Konrad Lorenz
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Had to image google and actually make sure I knew what they were. Found this. It looks like it can lend a nice effect in the bottom picture. Kinda want to experiment with one now...just wouldn't tease my curls like the top pic. Although that could just be her curl pattern.

    This look but definitely with less of a perm pattern to the curls would look retro...either stuck in the 80s, or channeling the 80s depending on the rest of the context. I'd do it (latter :lol:) but I kinda like using retro elements. Guess coming of age after the time being channeled is pretty key.
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I have to agree with YolyC. Not that I am against banana clips, but if you wore them the first time they were cool, trying again just looks like you are stuck in the 80's. But you are definately young enough to pull them off!

    Hehe, the first time they were cool I believe I might have been between the ages of 4-8.

    I am 22 right now, almost at the cut off I guess.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    Sorry, I hate them. And scrunchies. :tongue:
    Location: Southern NH

    If a news story breaks and no one on the Internet comments, did it really happen?
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote: »
    Sorry, I hate them. And scrunchies. :tongue:

    Everybody loves a scrunchie! :angry2:
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I tried to wear them in the 80's, but I have way too much hair, and they would break. It used to piss me off, because I thought they would look cute on me. I tried MANY different types, and none were ever big enough. I don't think they've made them any bigger for the 00's, so I still won't be wearing them.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hey, big shoulders are making a comeback, so why not banana clips?

    Ah the 80s...a curlyhead's dream decade.
  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    I didn't even know they still made banana clips! I don't think I've seen one since about 1987!
    The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Scarlet wrote: »
    I didn't even know they still made banana clips! I don't think I've seen one since about 1987!

    Maine is probably behind in style times, but I remember many women wore them right into the early 90's.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    speaking of hating scrunchies, what about the fabric-covered banana clips? i had a love-hate relationship with these.

    banaribredgal.jpg
    "Dogs stink too, but I like dog stink." ~ rileyb
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I have never before seen those.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    I have never before seen those.

    trust me when i say you are fortunate. even for those who were true to the banana clip cause, the fabric-covered ones were a bit much.
    "Dogs stink too, but I like dog stink." ~ rileyb
  • lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
    SuZenGuide wrote: »
    Hey, big shoulders are making a comeback, so why not banana clips?

    Ah the 80s...a curlyhead's dream decade.

    NOOOO! Not the dreaded shoulder pads! I am cool with banana clips, but shoulder pads served no purpose whatsoever. I just don't get it.:dontknow:

    Anyway, I haven't had a banana clip FOREVER. I remember wearing one and it would always dig into my head and give me a headache- so I don't think I cared much for them. I like the pic with the high banana-clip style though.
    2b/2c Henndigo curls
    Currently using: Deva low-poo and OC, KCKT/KCCC, JCCC, & BRHG. + Curlease towel :)
    Also have had success with: CK, FSG, KBB, AOHR, Nature's Gate Conditioner.

    pw: curlygirl

    peacelove.jpg
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I am afraid SuZen is right, I saw a recent coverage of a runway show,and big shoulders was the theme apparently.

    I remember being about 6 years old and cutting the shoulder pads out of my shirts. Glad I had fashion sense at such a young age.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Scarlet wrote: »
    I didn't even know they still made banana clips! I don't think I've seen one since about 1987!

    Maine is probably behind in style times, but I remember many women wore them right into the early 90's.

    They were still wearing them in New Hampshire too! :lol: I loved them - they were the only time it looked like I had a lot of hair! I still wear one at home sometimes :tongue3:
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • LilMissDivaLilMissDiva Posts: 87Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote: »
    Sorry, I hate them. And scrunchies. :tongue:

    Huh? I still wear scrunchies... :confused:
    3b B ii/iii
    Poo/Condish: Wash w/Poo 1x p/w. Co-Wash 4-5x p/w. Whatever is on sale at the Salons!
    Leave-in: JF/FE Curl Around, brush out/style.
    Curly CURRENTLY: L'Oreal SL Curl Spray/CW Curl Creme/FX Curl Boost Gel/Water Cocktail.
    Straight: FE Wind Down, InStyler :love7:FE Secret Weapon. Super soft lovely!
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I did have a big love affair with "snoods" in the 80's. I'd french braid it and put the excess in a snood. I loved the ones with big bows or fake flowers:

    short-hair-snood-tn.jpg

    snood.jpg
  • pooks1213pooks1213 Posts: 211Registered Users
    I did have a big love affair with "snoods" in the 80's. I'd french braid it and put the excess in a snood. I loved the ones with big bows or fake flowers:

    short-hair-snood-tn.jpg

    snood.jpg

    I forgot about those! My mom used to make me wear them! haha
  • BrewCrewGrlBrewCrewGrl Posts: 442Registered Users
    Big Shoulder pads and even bigger boobs.... talk about looking like a linebacker, lol.

    Ah, fabric covered banana clips, my sister had one in every color! I could never get my hair in the ones with fabric for some reason. She also had regular clips with bows of every color and pattern!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FBrewCrewGrl%2F" class="Popup

    The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be- Konrad Lorenz
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Oh no! Not the bow barettes! I remember my mom putting those huge ones in my hair. They were even bigger than my feathered bangs!
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • BrewCrewGrlBrewCrewGrl Posts: 442Registered Users
    I did have a big love affair with "snoods" in the 80's. I'd french braid it and put the excess in a snood. I loved the ones with big bows or fake flowers:

    short-hair-snood-tn.jpg

    snood.jpg

    We had a red one the three of us girls would fight over... it got to the point that Mom took it away from all of us!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FBrewCrewGrl%2F" class="Popup

    The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be- Konrad Lorenz