Banana clips were popular in the 1980’s in the “big hair” era where they were used to tie back all that hair into a ponytail. They worked wonders for the long layered hair cuts 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 clip holds all of my hair out of my face and off my neck for hours!