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I love hair bows.  I like to buy them & make them, but I needed to know how to keep hair bows from slipping out of our daughter’s hair and no one could tell me how to keep them in.  (ps- Here is how I organize hair bows.  We have a lot!)

So, when I first put one in, it slipped out right away (that baby fine hair wasn’t holding it in place).   I tried a few times & just gave up… until my cousin told me this tip!

She has a baby girl (my God-daughter) the same as as our baby girl, so she and I can share baby tips anytime and our girls are already sharing toys.  They are so cute together!
Here they were on Thanksgiving:
Here is how I organize hair bows.

My cousin told me to take one of our kid’s  tiny rubber bands (the ones that our boys use to make the Rainbow Loom bracelets) and to wrap it around the clip part of the hair bow barrette.

Here are the steps:

  1. First you take your bow.
  2. If it has the insert in the middle, remove that part
  3. Wrap that little insert part with the rubber band
  4. Put it back on.
  5. That’s it.  It grips their hair so much better than without the rubber band. (You can use a full size rubber band for this, too).

how to keep a bow from slipping out of  hair with this tip!

If you have the smaller bow that just opens & shuts on the hair, it is still the same concept.

Here is a picture of the front & back of the another bow…

Keep hair bows from slipping
Keep hair bows from slipping

I hope this tip helps you!  If you have any tips, leave them for me and I will certainly try them!


~Becky Mansfield 🙂


Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Great tip! I just bought some ribbon art flowers on plastic clips for my pony tail. I looked on line and found a place that sells non-slip attachments. This is a much better idea.

  2. Ahhh! You are a life saver!! Thank you. For years I have been struggling with bows staying in my girls hair. They are always coming home with bows missing because they fall out at school. Thank you for this!!