These are sometimes referred to as yoga or athletic headbands. Unlike other headbands they have thin rubber strips on the inside to keep them from slipping. Those rubber stripes are what make them so useful for braiding. They can be used when working with especially slippery fibers, off-balanced braids or



It is important to choose a hemostat clamp that has a smooth jaw (medical and some other hemostats have a serrated jaw which is not recommend to be used with fiber). The beauty of this small, inexpensive tool is that the jaws lock. This gives you more freedom while working