I clip most of my hair. The crown, the sides (I leave a few tendrils out, just a little, around my face; and to just above the nape of my neck. My hair is not as long or as full as the CHS video;so most of my hair is trailing around my shoulders,where it curls just fine on its own. I love the clips. However, Jonathan shows that he removes and re-places them; if I do that, I get frizz. Unless my hair is dry.