If I had to decide on a number of phrases and phrases to explain my hair, I’d in all probability go along with lengthy, high-quality, straight and as slippery because the escargot Julia Roberts sends flying throughout the room within the dinner scene from Pretty Woman.

Needless to say, getting my hair to remain in a bun is a problem. No sooner do I get it twisted into a pleasant messy topknot than it begins slip-sliding its method out. The drawback might be barely remedied with dry texturizing spray (Oribe’s is superb, Kristen Ess’s is my favourite dupe). Or I might resort to utilizing about 37 bobby pins to anchor issues in place.

But right here’s the factor. I don’t wish to trouble with bobby pins, and it’s annoying to do the entire texture-spray factor each time I wish to throw my hair in a bun. And between Zoom ballet class a number of instances per week (Dansique Fitness, for my fellow grown-up dancers) and dealing from dwelling (I’m a author and I actually can’t write when my hair is down), I find yourself throwing my hair in a bun so much.

I needed one fast, straightforward factor I might use to carry my hair up. I’d already tried a number of with various levels of success. This octopus clip by Free People held a messy bun okay sufficient, nevertheless it dug into my head, and ache is just not a top quality I’m after in a hair accent. This claw clip by J. Crew was comfy, however my wimpy hair slid proper out.

Finally, I found this unusual-looking jaw clip on the France Luxe web site. I’d by no means seen a clip with two rows of enamel earlier than. The description promised “a superior grip” and two fine-haired reviewers mentioned it labored for them. I ordered it, and when it arrived, I noticed two issues:
1) It regarded a bit just like the creature with two mouths within the Alien films and
2) I had found the Holy Grail of hair clips for fine-haired folks.

It was tremendous comfy, my messy topknot lasted virtually ceaselessly through the workday, and once I wore it to ballet class my bun survived petit allegro 100% intact (I want I might say the identical factor for my satisfaction – I’m a horrible jumper).

The key distinction is the double row of enamel, which do certainly grip your hair and forestall sliding in a slightly miraculous method. Now, the one disadvantage is that this clip usually prices (deep breath)… $38. Yes, that’s some huge cash to pay for a hair clip, however the high quality is gorgeous (not like some flimsy drugstore clips) and it’s potential to get it on sale. I picked it up when France Luxe had 30% off over the vacations, and I believe it’s value it — particularly for those who amortize/rationalize by contemplating the price of cheapie drugstore clips that might break and have to get replaced.

Crazy? Maybe! But loopy with a pleasant, long-lasting, messy bun is one thing I can dwell with.