“ Brand: Boots / Type: Hair Clip „
Review of Boots Shell Effect Oval Hair Slide
**The Boots Hair Slide**
As the name implies, this is an oval shaped hair slide, available for purchase from Boots the Chemist.
The slide fastening is the barrette type, a clip which flicks open for easy insertion into your hairstyle and then clicks shut to hold the hair in place. The fastening is made of stainless steel and the decorative part of the slide is a plastic material.
The colour is basically brown and gold tones and the slide is a mock tortoise shell effect.
I have long, fairly thick hair which I tend to wear in a high pony tail for everyday. However since my daughter kindly (!) informed me that this style is known as an 'Essex Facelift', sorry any readers from Essex, I have been experimenting with different styles.
One style I am wearing quite regularly is a simple half up, half down look. I take equal sections of hair from either side of my head and fasten on top with a hair slide or a claw grip. The style is practical as it keeps my hair off my face, but looks (I think!) quite elegant enough for evening wear, if a fancy hair slide is used.
Browsing the hair accessories in Boots recently, I came across this particular hair slide and treated myself with my Advantage points.
The slide measures approximately 3 x 3.5 inches and it costs £5.25.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This slide is a simple, classic style which suits all hair types and age groups. I have worn it almost exclusively from all my other slides since I bought it as I find it so very comfortable and practical. The slide is a fairly high gloss finish which I think looks good against my dark blonde hair.
There are many similar slides on the market for a lower price, but I have found that this particular hair slide holds my hair firmly without slipping out of place, for hours. Most importantly it is comfortable in use and does not tug at the hair on removal.
My only negative thought is that if you use hair products such as lacquer or finishing sprays, these dull the appearance of the plastic. It is easy enough to clean off, but I find it I best to avoid getting the product on the plastic finish.
In short, I would recommend this hair slide to others.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 October 2011