If I experienced to pick a number of terms and phrases to describe my hair, I’d in all probability go with extended, fine, straight and as slippery as the escargot Julia Roberts sends traveling across the place in the supper scene from Quite Woman.
Useless to say, obtaining my hair to stay in a bun is a challenge. No faster do I get it twisted into a great messy topknot than it begins slip-sliding its way out. The dilemma can be slightly remedied with dry texturizing spray (Oribe’s is awesome, Kristen Ess’s is my favourite dupe). Or I could resort to applying about 37 bobby pins to anchor factors in put.
But here’s the factor. I really don’t want to hassle with bobby pins, and it’s bothersome to do the total texture-spray point just about every time I want to toss my hair in a bun. And amongst Zoom ballet course a handful of periods a 7 days (Dansique Health, for my fellow developed-up dancers) and doing the job from property (I’m a author and I basically can not produce when my hair is down), I close up throwing my hair in a bun a whole lot.
I required a person brief, uncomplicated detail I could use to maintain my hair up. I’d previously tried out a handful of with various levels of achievement. This octopus clip by Absolutely free Men and women held a messy bun okay ample, but it dug into my head, and agony is not a high-quality I’m following in a hair accent. This claw clip by J. Crew was comfortable, but my wimpy hair slid correct out.
Ultimately, I uncovered this uncommon-wanting jaw clip on the France Luxe web site. I’d by no means noticed a clip with two rows of enamel right before. The description promised “a outstanding grip” and two fantastic-haired reviewers stated it worked for them. I requested it, and when it arrived, I understood two things:
1) It seemed a little bit like the creature with two mouths in the Alien videos and
2) I experienced uncovered the Holy Grail of hair clips for fantastic-haired persons.
It was super cozy, my messy topknot lasted virtually endlessly during the workday, and when I wore it to ballet course my bun survived petit allegro 100% intact (I desire I could say the identical matter for my satisfaction – I’m a awful jumper).
The vital big difference is the double row of tooth, which do indeed grip your hair and prevent sliding in a fairly miraculous way. Now, the a single disadvantage is that this clip commonly charges (deep breath)… $38. Certainly, that is a lot of income to pay out for a hair clip, but the high quality is wonderful (not like some flimsy drugstore clips) and it is attainable to get it on sale. I picked it up when France Luxe had 30% off about the vacations, and I believe it is really worth it — in particular if you amortize/rationalize by looking at the expense of cheapie drugstore clips that would split and have to be replaced.
Ridiculous? It’s possible! But crazy with a great, lengthy-lasting, messy bun is something I can live with.