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    Default Re: The claw clip appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by yeshuasdaughter View Post
    I am autistic, and also I was bald from cancer for a long time. My hair has finally reached mid shoulder blade. I have tried to use claw clips. I like the idea of claw clips. But they fall backwards right after I secure them to my head. And hair sticks- I just can't figure it out without my scalp really hurting from twisting it in and out so very tightly.

    I know I'm doing it wrong for both kinds of hair accessories. Can anyone help? Advice?
    How are you using them? And where?
    Personally when using my claws, I always need to twist my hair (before putting the clip on) so the teeth have something to grip to without just sliding off. So if I'm doing a half up, I still take my hair, twist in a couple times, flip it around a finger (like one turn on a bun) or even twist partially form a bun and then clip over that, letting the teeth go through both the twist and picking up some scalp hair. I also find it much more comfortable towards the top of my head (like around my ears or even higher), others fond low buns more comfortable. This is probably something that's going to require a little trial and error.
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    Default Re: The claw clip appreciation thread!

    I don't know about all claw clips, but the ones I have, the inside of the jaws are lined with silicone rubber, which tends to be quite grabby as to hair, so they don't easily slide off the section they clamp around as they might if they were constructed solely of hard plastic
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    Default Re: The claw clip appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by yeshuasdaughter View Post
    I am autistic, and also I was bald from cancer for a long time. My hair has finally reached mid shoulder blade. I have tried to use claw clips. I like the idea of claw clips. But they fall backwards right after I secure them to my head. And hair sticks- I just can't figure it out without my scalp really hurting from twisting it in and out so very tightly.

    I know I'm doing it wrong for both kinds of hair accessories. Can anyone help? Advice?
    There are different types of claw clips, can you perhaps show an example of the kind you use?

    Because from my experience, the design of the claw clip "teeth" can make a huge difference in comfort, grip and of course the size of it as well. For example I can't wear round claw clips like these, as they never stay in my hair:



    While these square claw clips stay in my hair all day, with no discomfort and I sometimes even wear it all night with my hair on top of my head:



    That being said, using the correct size of claw clip matters a lot, too! The reason why your claw clip might not stay in your hair aside from unsuitable design, might also be that it's too big or too small for the current length and thickness of your hair.

    I know that claw clips seems like the easiest hair toy choice, but it's actually a bit of work trying to find the right design/size that works for you - but once you do, it's all you need to keep your hair out of the way, in my opinion.

    Good luck, I hope you find what truly works for you!

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    I find that I have a hard time having hair toys "grip" my scalp hair-- claw clips are no exception. If I have a bun with hairpins or sticks, it's probably that the sticks/pins are holding the bun itself together, and not so much holding it to my head... this issue sounds similar. (Unfortunately, obviously I don't have a solution, short of "start with a french/dutch braid to anchor to." Which isn't always desirable/possible.)
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    Default Re: The claw clip appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by patchoulilove View Post
    Your clip sounds pretty, lapushka.
    I am glad it's that, because today... and yesterday, it started sliding out of my hair. Might be the conditioner I used (Hello Hydration, by Herbal Essences). It's a very smoothing conditioner. I just swapped my claw in for a slightly tighter one because it got so annoying!
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    I love claw clips Iíve been wearing them everyday for a month now

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    Forever on the hunt for the perfect claw clip. I had one that worked so beautifully but unfortunately broke, and since then any other one I've tried is too big, too small, too wide, and sits oddly on my head... If anyone has a good clip for hair similar to mine (under my avatar) please let me know!

    I should have saved the broken pieces of my old one so I could see what size and shape it was because I'm done taking chances on anything else

    On another note about claw clips, I saw a video tutorial for claw clip hairstyles and they didn't work for my hair because it was too long! That little twist-up-clipped ponytail I see a lot of cute girls do just looks a little silly on me. It was a fun reminder that even though my hair may not be long by LHC standards, it's long for a lot of other people!
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    Default Re: The claw clip appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelp View Post
    Forever on the hunt for the perfect claw clip. I had one that worked so beautifully but unfortunately broke, and since then any other one I've tried is too big, too small, too wide, and sits oddly on my head... If anyone has a good clip for hair similar to mine (under my avatar) please let me know!

    I should have saved the broken pieces of my old one so I could see what size and shape it was because I'm done taking chances on anything else

    On another note about claw clips, I saw a video tutorial for claw clip hairstyles and they didn't work for my hair because it was too long! That little twist-up-clipped ponytail I see a lot of cute girls do just looks a little silly on me. It was a fun reminder that even though my hair may not be long by LHC standards, it's long for a lot of other people!
    I don't see a pic! How long is your hair?
    Much love to all my fellow long hair peoples!

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