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Last updated on June 18th, 2011 by Karen Shelton

Introduction

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Banana lock combs consist of a set of two side matching hair combs which are connected together at the tail or one end .

They are usually connected where the two combs merge.

They are clipped into place by pulling the two opposite open ends together and snapping them into place.

Banana lock combs evolved from the original concept of two traditional hair combs which might be worn together to hold a French style hair twist, hair chignon or bun in place.

The advantage of a Banana Lock Comb is that sometimes hair is not thick or textured enough for the combs to easily stay put in the hair.

As a result, one or both of the combs might slip out of the hair. With a Banana Locking Comb the comb there is a tighter control of the combs.

Even celebrities like the stunning Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes have been spotted wearing a variety of hair combs from singles to doubles and even locking combs like featured in this article.

12 Tips About Banana Lock Combs

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1. Although sometimes called clincher combs, because they clinch sections of hair together, the traditional name is banana lock combs or connected interlocking combs.

Sometimes Banana Lock Combs are also known as interlocking combs. although the traditional interlocking combs do not have a spring attachment are are independent of each other.

2. Banana lock combs are usually more secure then two standalone combs.

When a banana lock comb is used together it can sometimes hold the hair in place better than two individual combs.

3. Banana Lock Combs are not the same thing as banana clips which do not contain combs.

Banana lock combs should not be confused with Banana clips which do not contain any sort of teeth

4. This popular hair accessory are sometimes called banana clips because when the comb is closed it closely resembles a banana. Not all banana lock combs are shaped like bananas. Some lock combs are available in a range of shapes from goldfish to squares and rectangles.

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5. These locking combs come in a range of sizes from mini, small, medium, large or very large.

The teeth can vary in thickness, length and strength.

6. The lock combs may not work for all hair types, textures, lengths and conditions.

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7. Banana lock combs may not hold well in hair which is very fine or thin or has a natural tendency to be slippery or very soft.

8. These interlocking hair combs may not work in hair which is extremely thick or heavy unless used on only a portion of hair such as a half pony.

9. Banana lock combs may get tangled in naturally curly, coily or kinky hair but usually works well for naturally wavy tresses.

10. These combs are both functional and decorative. They are available in a wide range of colors and can be found embellished with crystals or similar stones.

They are also available in natural shades of black, brown, tortoise or similar.

11. Banana lock combs can be used to help hold an updo in place or to secure a side pony or as decoration for a range of cute, flirty, sassy hairstyles.

12. These hair accessories are available from a range of countries and may be hand crafted or made from a mold. They are made from the finest cellulose or an inexpensive plastic.

How To Use A Banana Lock Comb In Your Hair

1. Brush your clean, dry hair to remove any tangles.

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2. Smooth your hair to the back of your head using the brush to help remove any bumps. Gather the hair into a ponytail in the center of the back of your head.

3. Hold your hair in one hand and the comb in the other. Unclip the latch so that the comb is open.

4. Hold the comb vertical. Place the comb underneath the base of your ponytail with the open ends pointing up.

5. Release your ponytail and allow the hair to fall into the open comb. Grab each end of the comb with either hand.

6. Lift the hair up by pulling the comb ends forward toward your forehead. As you lift, draw the ends together until they meet in the center of your head.

7. Snap the comb closed.

8. Mist your updo with hairspray to lock in place.

Summary

Banana lock combs consist of a set of two side matching hair combs which are connected together at the tail or one end where the two combs merge and is clipped into place by pulling the two opposite open ends together and snapping them into place.

For a wide selection of locking, hinged or similar combs visit the HairBoutique.com Marketplace.

- Revised Date: 04/17/12

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