There are many types of hair accessories for women and girls. Below is some basic information about each one.
Headbands are available in multiple styles in addition to "hard" or "soft" headbands with each having different advantages. Hard headbands are ideal for formal occasions of when one is looking for more of a dressed up look. They come in multiple styles, materials and sizes. In addition there is an option of them having "teeth" which help keep the headband in place. These headbands rest behind the ears.
Soft headbands are made of soft and often stretchy materials in a variety of fabrics. They can be plain, patterned or have appliques added. These headbands either tie in the back with the fabric that its made of or it can have elastic that stretches to keep the headband at the nape of the neck. Soft headbands are quite versatile depending on the fabric and design.
Jaw clips or otherwise known as claw clips are made of metal covering with over with plastic in a variety of styles and are suitable for many occasions. The clip secures the hair with a metal spring to keep the hair from falling.
A scrunchie is a fabric covered elastic hair tie used to fasten medium to long hair types. There are many styles and varieties and size options. They are available in many different colors, fabrics, and designs and can be worn for multiple occasions.
A banana clip is a curved hair clip designed to pull the hair back in the same manner as a pony holder. The difference of a banana clip is that it lengthens the appearance of the hair giving it a fuller look. Banana clips are made in small, medium and large sizes from fancy to plain.
A hair bow is a decorative bow added to the hair after the hair is styled as an accent. Hair bows can vary greatly in size and color in addition to plain or extremely fancy. They can be made from many fabrics and materials.
A bandana is a large colored or plain scarf like square that is often made of cotton. It is most commonly used as a hair covering but can also be fashioned into a headband or a necktie.
A hair pin is a long pin made of wire and covered with plastic and then an applique or a beaded design. They are often added to the hair for a formal occasion such as a wedding.
A neck gaiter is worn around the neck and/or partially over the face for warmth or protection. It is made of a tube of fabric often made of cotton, polyester or a material blend. A neck gaiter is an easy protective option that slips easily on and off the head.