I recently went on a trip to Peru, and met some pre-inca people. They braid their long hair into two ponytails, and weave balls of cotton to the end of the ponytail. What are those called? Bon-bons or something like that?
What are those called? Bon-bons or something like that?
I think you might be mixing up pompons and bonbons.
A bonbon is a piece of candy, often covered in chocolate.
A pompon is an ornamental woolen ball.
The word pompon in English can also be spelled pompom or pom-pom.
For what it's worth, I found these images on Google by search for pompons and bonbons:
You phonetic memory wasn't far off: The word you are looking for is probably "pom-pom" (not bon-bon).
But I agree with Dmandy, you could also call them "tassels".
Bon-Bons are two buns on the either side of the head
These look more like tassels