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While we can't help but feel nostalgic for many of these hair acccessory trends, we've come to the conclusion that most are best left as a thing of the past. But that won't stop us from reminiscing. Click through to see them all!
Feather Extensions
The feather extension trend gave a sudden boost to fly fishing shops, where women were using repurposed tackle to achieve the beauty statement. However, as cute as it looked on stars like Selena Gomez, some hair trends that happen in Coachella should stay in Coachella.
Butterfly Clips
In the late '90s, the more face-framing butterfly clips you had on, the better. Bonus points for adding them to long braids and underneath your ponytail.
Spider Comb Headbands
If you grew up in the '90s, most likely you've pulled your hair back in perfect cornrow-like sections with the help of this spiky plastic headband.
Scrunchies
Remember that Sex and the City episode where Carrie Bradshaw says, "No self respecting New York City woman would be caught dead running around Manhattan in a scrunchie"? Much to her character's chagrin, Sarah Jessica Parker sported a scrunchie on the regular in the '80s—along with practically everyone else.
Chopsticks
While we enjoyed suddenly finding another purpose for our takeout utensils, it was perhaps this photo of Hilary Duff, who tweeted this #TBT photo of herself at the Nickelodeon Awards when we started to reconsider. "[I'm wearing] not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5 but 6 hair chopsticks. Clearly this was a good fashion choice," she said.
Hairagami
The Hairagami model always made a fancy updo look so easy with this bendable instrument, but we admit we never really quite figured it out.
Flower Crowns
This boho look originating from the '60s and '70s has become today's trendy music festival staple beauty style.
Hair Wraps
There was a barely a day that went by in which every girl in elementary school didn't show up with a strand of hair wrapped in the most colorful threads and beads. The cool way to wear it: one single wrap near your ear, peeking out from underneath the rest of your hair. And oh yes, you can still buy them.
Donut Buns
Donut buns are a great time-saver when it comes to creating the perfect ballerina look. But when your bun is the size of your head, it's just way too big.
Claw Clips
These days, giant claw clips have been reduced to a mini versions with five or six prongs, but who could forget these original ones that served to secure hair in a twisty updo (with the "waterfall" effect flowing over on either side, of course).
Snap-On Hair Diamonds
We were surprised to see Emma Watson bring these snap-on hair diamonds back in one of her more recent red carpet looks. Does this mean they're making a comeback?
Bumpits
There was nothing like the Bumpit to take yoru hair to the next level—literally. These plastic leave-in inserts were considerably uncomfortable, but it was a small sacrifice to pay for something that got your hair from "flat to fabulous in seconds," like the brand's tagline promised.
French Combs
In the '80s, the cool way to incorporate a French comb into your beauty look was to pull back one side of your hair and secure it behind your ear. With today's modern versions looking more sparkly and girly—especially as a bridal accessory—we're secretly hoping they're making a comeback as an everyday look.
Bra Strap Headbands
I'm not sure when it became appropriate to wear a leftover piece of  lingerie on your head, but this is one hair trend we're glad was only short-lived.
Birdcage Veils
A few years ago, celebs like Drew Barrymore made a valiant effort to make this traditional '50s wedding hair accessory work for the red carpet, but at the end of the day, it seems best appropriate to save for your wedding. Or a Kentucky Derby party!
The Rockabilly Headscarf
This classic '50s housewife hairstyle kept your hair out of your face in the cutest way possible.
Banana Clips
These clamping hair clips were everything in the '80s—whether it was simply to pull your hair back into a ponytail or to create a French twist.
Hair Tinsel
Beyonce can basically pull off any beauty look, but we're relieved hair tinsel was a temporary deal. Props for repurposing leftover Christmas decorations, though!