Originally Posted by mzuniquebowtique
I've never MADE cheer bows, but wore many of them when I was a cheerleader (from the time I was 3 till my high school cheer days when I graduated in 09) and I know that while bows are ALLOWED to be on french or alligator clips, my coach preferred pony tail holders because in competition or at camp, you got points off for things coming off (such as bows) during your performance. It was a PITA to be doing your back handspring twisting layout and feel something come out of your hair and try to keep concentration..
If they will be used at all for any type of competition they are NOT allowed to be on any type of metal clip, the ponytail holder cannot have metal on it either. Most cheer bows are made metal free specifically for this reason. I would stick to a metal free ponytail holder just to be safe.