4 Most Commonly Used Types of Hair Accessories and Their Uses

There are many different types and styles of hair accessories out there, each with its own uses. This article will introduce you to the four most common and tell you more about their specific uses.

  1. Hairpins

Let’s start with a classic: the hairpin, also known as bobby pins. There are lots of types and styles of hairpins in the market, but they all serve one purpose: to keep your hair in place.

Hairpins are made of different materials such as metal, ivory, or wood and there are lots of styles to choose from, depending on your budget as well as your preferences and choices.

Also, there are two main types of hairpins to choose from: ones that are generally long devices that are bent almost halfway to form a crook, and ones that are basically single, straight devices. Hairpins that are not bent in half are also known as hair sticks.

  1. Headbands

They are a great accessory to wear, as they keep your hair out of your face and do not damage it at all. They can be made from different materials such as plastic or cloth, sometimes decorated with jewels or other types of embellishments. Many women wear them simply because they look very pretty and elegant.

  1. Hair ties

Hair ties are also commonly known as hair bands. They are made of cloth, elastic, leather, satin or even rubber material. Some of them are decorated with jewels or other embellishments while some others are plain.

There are different types available for specific purposes: for example, some hair ties have a velcro closure which is very practical if you want to give your hair a quick refresh during the day. Basically, hair ties are supposed to make it easier to get your hair together in a style while making it easier to control.

  1. Side combs

Side combs are mostly used as an alternative if you want to decorate your hair without having to do a lot of work. They can be made from different materials, but the more classic ones are made out of ivory while engraved on one side (usually this design has floral motifs).