Hair accessories are objects worn on the hair to augment it. Though women use most accessories, some of them can be worn by men as well.
The following are some of the most popular hair accessories:
A hairpin is a long device used to hold a person’s hair in place. Hairpins made from metal, plastic, bone, and ivory have been used for centuries by people worldwide.
Hair clips or claw clips are designed to grasp large amounts of hair, usually temporarily tightly. They are typically U-shaped and made of metal with plastic coating or covered in fabric. Some have grips attached to them to be more easily held and maneuvered while placing them in the hair. They are used to hold the pleats of a skirt in place and for more intricate work with wimples and veils.
Barrettes are clips usually secured by a butterfly clutch mechanism. Used for keeping shoulder-length or longer hair neat, barrettes come in many colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Barrettes are often constructed of steel, plastic, or horn.
Clip-in hair extensions are hairpieces that can be temporarily attached to short hair using a clip-on mechanism. They are used by people who want longer, thicker hair without undergoing the permanence of a full weave/string/weft/braid/knitting and without the cost.
Headbands are used to hold hair away from the face or eyes or as a decorative item. They may be worn for both functional or fashion purposes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material (rubber bands, cloth bands) affixed at either end with an ornament such as a plastic jewel or flower.
Hairnets are nets or meshes worn over the hair to either prevent loose hair from falling into the eyes or to keep a hairstyle in place. Hairnet is also a catch-all term for any sort of netting, whether it be worn on the head or on non-head related items such as food
in conclusion, hair accessories are key for any hair regimen and are often used to complete or augment certain styles.