Getting clips caught in your hair

Nothing is more frustrating to me than clipping the top of my head (with either kind - jaw or the silver flat ones) and when I am taking them out having them get caught!!! It pulls the curl there and immediately causes frizz. Of course it usually happens when I just know I was going to have a good hair day! It makes me soooo grumpy.

I also use a headset for work and that sometimes gets caught too - yep - I end up with a frizzy mess there too.

There are just too many things just waiting to cause a mess in my hair!

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Last edited by xcptnl; 01-16-2008 at 05:53 AM. Reason: typos
Yea - those clips getting caught is a nuisance! Can anyone chime in with tips on avoiding that?
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This isn't much, but I try to pull them out slowly so that I can maybe untangle the strand without pulling the clip all the way down it.

Also, if you're using the silver kind, make sure they don't have a bar that goes across the middle, like this:



Use this kind instead:

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I agree with brown-eyed girl, use the second type.

Don't get in a hurry putting them in & definitely not when removing them.

Put the back ones in first & remove last.

Don't overlap clips or hair that's clipped.

That's about all I can think of right now.
Yeah, this happens to me sometimes, too. It is SOOO irritating! Grrrrr. I try to be very careful putting them in and the main thing for me is to make sure I don't push them in too far so I'm able to grab the end without grabbing a bunch of hair when removing them.
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I use a headset pretty often at work too. If it isn't smashing my curls it is getting stuck when I try to take it off I hate that thing.
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I use a headset pretty often at work too. If it isn't smashing my curls it is getting stuck when I try to take it off I hate that thing.
Originally Posted by ACH
I do too but the alternative of doing the phone between the shoulder and head is worse - I am on the phone wayyy too much for that!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Me 3 on the headpiece. Mine can go over the ear only, but it always feels like it is going to fall off...and with 500+ phone calls to make over the next few days, the neck/shoulder thing is not gonna work.
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Pinch the section of hair you are clipping at the root with your fingers, then clip straight down from the top and replace the clip with your fingers. Make sure the head of the clip is free of any hair. You can wiggle the clip slightly to secure it more if it wants to fall over (mine do that a lot at first), but the key is to make sure the top of the clip is clear of your hair.
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I need to invest in the right clips and use your instructions Struttswife!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
You can get the metal clips from Sally Beauty for about $2-$3 a dozen. I do have the Deva clips, but I don't think they work as well (sshhhhhh)
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You can get the metal clips from Sally Beauty for about $2-$3 a dozen. I do have the Deva clips, but I don't think they work as well (sshhhhhh)
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
ITA with Struttswife. I have the metal clips she recommended and felt compelled to try the deva clips - I wasn't happy with them at all. I thought the plastic would be great - would slide out of the hair easier ... Well they do - but to the point that I may as well not have clipped at all. At $12 a container - total waste of money. I ended up using the container to hold my bobby pins.

Before I take the clips out, I push gently on the opposite end of the clip (clamp) ... it seems to push the clamp up and then (a) I can see if there is hair caught in it before I make a mess and (b) it lets me take the clip out without grabbing hair by mistake.
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