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Blouse Clip Hair Control

For taming longish hair
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Lots of women have hair that reaches a fair distance down their backs. When loose, the hair tends to get in the way of doing various things. This Idea is about a new way to "tie it down" so to speak.

There already exist various hair-clips that are curved to match the curve of the head. This clip is fairly straight, and features two main clip-gadgets. A second person is probably needed to install this properly.

Let us suppose the hair goes down to the middle of the back. Select a place about 7 cm higher than the end of the hair, and apply this clip to the blouse, horizontally across the back. The clip locks into place and does not move relative to the blouse.

Then lift the hair so that the end of the hair can also be clipped. Note the hair is spread out across the width of the back; it is not bunched-up like in a pony tail. Note that some slack has been introduced; it is possible for the woman to bow her head forward without the hair being "pulled" due to the ends being clipped-in-place.

That slack also allows rapid head-shakes, or body- twistings while dancing, and so on. But during all that motion, the HAIR doesn't fling about much, because it has been clipped securely.

Vernon, Dec 15 2013

Canaan Banana http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Canaan_Banana
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 15 2013]


       Why only for women?
pocmloc, Dec 15 2013

       Because men don't wear blouses, they wear shirts.
8th of 7, Dec 15 2013

       Real men also wear blouses.
pocmloc, Dec 15 2013

       //curved to match the curve of the head.   

       I believe it is called a banana clip..invented by the late Canaan Banana, see wiki linky.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 15 2013

       The ability to grow long hair from the head is a unique "species recognition" characteristic of humans, so certainly a man with long hair could use this clip (with a shirt--cloth is cloth, regardless of the style or name). But most humans who actually let their hair grow long are female, so that is why the main text focused on them.
Vernon, Dec 15 2013

       Actually I don't find my hair gets in the way much, but it might be useful for culinary and medical purposes.
nineteenthly, Dec 15 2013

       We are intrigued. What exactly are the culinary uses of hair ?
8th of 7, Dec 15 2013

       Males in some cultures have extremely long hair - for example Jains, or Rastafarians. For men and women, even if shirtless, long hair could be clipped using the proposed device to pants or other garments of the lower body. Males, because of relative hirsuteness, could also dispense with garments and practicably clip hair to hair, using any body hair growth available starting 7 cm from the end of the hair and moving down. Those men and women without adequate endogenous body hair could cultivate some for the purpose using minoxidil.   

       The fact that this clip was developed with the stated purpose of not being easily dislodged during rapid headshakes and body twisting would also allow developers to test the clip by sneaking up behind someone and suddenly attaching it.   

       This one is less educational but a lot more fun than IKECE.
bungston, Dec 15 2013

       I would like to offer a parabun to [not_morrison] for bringing to my attention Canaan Banana. His photo speaks volumes. He is now up there alongside Ndabaningi Sithole, who is only one typo away from being the runaway winner.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 15 2013

       Yes, just think how funny it would have been had his parents christened him "Ndabaninga Sithole" …
8th of 7, Dec 15 2013

       [8th of 7], restaurant workers (in the kitchen) with longish hair are often required to confine it in a hair- net, to keep it out of the food. The confinement system described here might also be suitable.
Vernon, Dec 16 2013

       Am I the only person here who can see that Bungston posted the same thing twice? Perhaps a test of posting stereographic annos...   

       NB there isn't enough time in the world to truly appreciate what it must have been like to grow up being called Canaan Banana.   

       //offer a parabun   

       I salt it away in my para-Swiss bank account.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 16 2013

       ...but WE love to swing our hair around!
(I wondered why I read [Bungston]'s anno twice!)
xandram, Dec 16 2013

       woops - deleted that second one before I realized it had been commented on...
bungston, Dec 17 2013


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