I used to buy Boots Essential Blonde Hair Grips for my youngest daughter for her many stage shows and also for competitions but that was in the days when she was blonde. A few years ago when she was in her first year at university, studying musical theatre, she dyed her hair to a dark brown shade. And so now she has these hair grips in a brown shade whilst her elder sister has the blonde grips.
My eldest daughter uses these hair clips sometimes to help her with the styling of her hair on an evening out, especially if she is going in for an intricate hair style. She is actually quite good with hair styling and manages to use the clips with ease and to very good effect on her very long hair.
I find the clips quite fiddly that's more down to not having much manual dexterity but I do still use them occasionally. My use of them really is just to keep my hair from falling onto my face; I can’t stand my hair being close to my eyes, especially when I'm cooking or carrying out housework.
I think that these clips are very versatile and it really is great that they can be purchased in a shade to blend in with different hair colours.
The blonde hair grips are of a matt finish.
They blend into the hair excellently and so they are ideal for elaborate styling, such as prom hair or for wedding hairstyles.
Boots Essentials Brown Hair Grips are sold in packs of thirty and are priced at £1.49 or 149 Advantage points.
A while ago I kept reading reviews on these hair grips and I thought they sounded like they were really good quality however I didnt really need any hair grips as they werent something I used. I rarely tied up my long hair so therefore didnt really need to grip anything back.
Rather stupidly last week I decided to get a fringe cut, I now have a heavy block fringe and my hair is very thick - a nightmare in this weather! Therefore when I popped into town yesterday I knew I needed to go into Boots to pick up some grips.
I knew I just wanted simple, basic hair grips and because I have blonde and pink hair I opted for these grips. They were priced at £1.49 which I thought was very reasonable for 30 grips and they look exactly the same as is shown above.
I used some of the grips to just catch my fringe back to keep my head a bit cooler in the heat. I used 4 grips and my hair was all pulled back and out of the way. I was really impressed with how well the grips kept hold of my hair. My hair is very thick and can go rather wayward very easily but I was really happy with the grips.
To use the grips you simply slide them into your hair to keep it in place. I thought the grips might pull on my hair a bit or even scratch my skin but they go in so easily and there is no discomfort or pain. I thought that the grips may well pull on my hair throughout the day but they are so comfortable I often forget I've got them in - I only remember when I touch my hair or go to brush it!
My hair is a very light blonde and although the grips are a bit darker in colour they blend in with my hair well and you really cant see I'm wearing any.
When I just sort of pile my hair on top of my head I do find the grips need to be pushed in a couple of times throughout the day as they are starting to slowly work themselves loose but I think this is probably the weight of my hair and the fact I have just simply shoved the grips in to keep my hair on top of my head.
I found these grips invaluable when I re-coloured the pink in my hair. My bottom layers are pink and my top two layers are blonde. With my new fringe it meant it was more difficult to keep all of my blonde away from the layers I was dying. I used about 8 of these grips and found I was able to grip all of my fringe up. This meant that my blonde was left blonde and I didnt end up with any pink tinges!
The grips are available in a number of colours including brown and black and you can also get them in a weird sort of shiny blonde. They also come in silver, gold and white and each cost £1.49 for 30 which I think is exceptional value for money.
Hair grips have a tendency to go missing. I havent lost any of mine yet but if I do begin to run low I will be sure to return to Boots for another pack of these. They are good value for money and are really comfortable to wear. I like the way they blend in with my hair and they hold my hair up well.
Hair grips in our house seem to have a tendency to disappear; admittedly they have probably just been sucked up the hoover, but this however means that I am constantly having to replace them as both me and my daughter use them. My daughter is coming up to a big dance show which requires her hair to be in a netted bun which requires and abundance of hair grips.
I bought these hair grips when on a regular visit to boots several weeks ago so my daughter had plenty in time for her rehearsals. For these grips you will pay around £1.49 for which you will receive a total of 30 hair grips. The particular grips I am reviewing are the blonde ones however they do come in different shades, all of which are essentially the same product, just a different colour.
The grips are attached to a handy purple plastic strip which is a reasonable size to slip into your handbag, safe in the knowledge that you're not going to have a dig into the bottom of your bag to find loose grips every time you need one!
As previously stated our main use for these grips is for my daughter's hair. My daughter has quite thin hair so we are therefore in need of grips that are tight enough to hold her hair in place while having enough slack to be able to secure a bun net in place. Having now used these grips for several weeks during rehearsals I have found them perfect for our needs and have kept my daughter's bun and stray pieces of hair perfectly tidy and secure.
Since we have the same hair colour I have also used these grips on occasion, mainly just for scraping my hair back for the gym and I have found them to be really good and suit my needs perfectly. They are neat and small and are easy to hide under a few locks of hair. I don't find them overly uncomfortable and I easily forget they are there after a while.
I don't really have any particular negatives but I would state that after holding a bun in place they do widen and are not really great for normal use after this, but this is to be expected once you stretch them. I would highly recommend these grips, they are easy to use and are long lasting and versatile.
I used to have short hair but I have grown it really long. My hair is blonde and I often wear it up or tie it back from my face using a hair scrunchy or one of those hair ties bands. When I wear it up, I find the sides of my hair fall onto my face and annoy me a little bit. So when I spotted these hair grips which are designed for blonde hair I bought them. I am also forever looking my grips when I take them out at the end of the day and often misplace them.
The grips come clipped onto a sturdy plastic sleeve and have no wrapping. There are 30 grips on the sleeve. They are a kind of very light bronze colour is best way I can describe the colour of these grips. They aren't like a light blonde colour and have a kind of dark beige colour but they do look a very nice colour in my opinion. They also have a matt finish and aren't shiny.
They are the same size as any other coloured grips and look exactly the same in appearance apart from the colour. I find they are a good strength and don't bend too easily. They are easy to grip into my hair and hold it in place until I need to take them out of my hair. Also I find I don't have to keep taking them out continually to grip back in again.
I find these do blend in with my hair colour quite well. Sometimes when I wear my hair up and tie my hair in a hair band, I sometimes like to wear a blonde hair piece which just ties around my hair band for decoration. I like to then grip the hair piece into place and these blonde grips work really well to hold the hair piece in place and disguising the grips a little bit more than the dark colours I buy. The colour of these grips are barely noticeable when I wear my hair piece. I don't wear it that often now my hair is much longer but I have had it for a very long time and bought it when I had short hair, it wasn't a cheap one so I do like to still make the most of it.
I have very thick hair and these grips do hold my hair in position really well. I think if you have fine hair or very thin hair, these would still work as good for gripping your hair into place and still hold the style quite well in my opinion.
The sleeve can be used to place the grips onto at the end of the day, but I guess I am a little lazy at times with grips and just tend to just take them out of my hair and leave them on my dresser. I guess it is just habit and something I have always tended to do when I take them out of my hair at the end of the day.
I think these grips would work well with any shade of blonde, my blonde hair is quite a light shade and I think they would work even better with a darker shade of blonde.
These grips also feel very comfortable once in the hair, they don't feel tight and just feel like any other brand of hair grips. The quality is really good and they don't bend while opening them to grip into the hair.
I really do love these grips, I think the colour is super for blonde hair and blend perfectly. I think they are suitable for people of all age groups to wear and even teenagers to pin their hair up or off their face for school, college or university.
They cost just £1.49 for 30 grips, I think this is a huge amount for this price and well worth the money and very affordable for any budget. They help to experiment with different styles for long or short hair. Good value for money hair grips in my opinion.
I highly do recommend these grips if you have blonde or mousey coloured hair or even a very light shade of brown hair. I will most definitely buy some more when I finally lose the last of my grips which won't probably take that long from my experience of wearing grips.
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I give these grips 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Hair grips that are light in colour and so are for people with blond hair. They are made by Boots.
WHAT DO YOU USE THEM FOR?
I use these hair grips when I am putting my hair up into a tail. I do not care what colour grips I use because I know how to put them into the hair so they do not show, I am using the blond ones because I am blond so I bought them to try out. I use them when I am styling my hair also because they keep the hair in place better than hair spray and other styling products.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
These hair grips are very easy to use. You just open the grip a little bit using your finger nail and push it into the hair, making sure that you have already identified the piece of hair that needs to be gripped up.
WHAT I THINK
I think these are very effective hair grips and they do not snag the hair because the ends have very small rubber balls on to protect the hair as you are pushing the grip in. The grips are strong and do not fall from the hair and you can use them over and over because they do not lose their strength for a very long time.
They hold my hair and I have been using them for my daughter who is seven years because her hair has been cut recent and the sides will not reach her ribbon for dance class so I must tidy it with grips. She does not care that I use grips because they are comfortable for her and they do not annoy her head or fall out while she is dancing.
I like that they are a light colour but that does not matter to me and I will buy either the blond or brown ones and do not care which ones.
These grips cost £1.59 and they can be used over so many times that they are a very good bargain I think.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
For years and years, I've always had numerous blonde hair grips floating around everywhere! In my handbag, coat pockets, dressing table, mantelpiece (frequently, much to mum's dismay!) and the bathroom shelf (ditto!). When I was at school, I always had them around because I did dance and used to tie my hair back and grips help avoid the flyaways that tend to happen at the sides, without having to cover your hair in hairspray! This carried on when I started working at 17, as I went into catering and naturally, had to keep my hair contained to a hat. A hair grip came in useful for keeping my fringe contained and no flyaways from straying out of my hairdo!
Even after leaving catering and entering the world of office work, when I finished university, I still have them around everywhere! Now that I have had my hair layered, I find it poses difficulties when swimming, which I do quite frequently! My fringe and my shortest layers come straight out of a plait as soon as it's done! I hair grip secures my fringe quite securely so that I can swim, and another one near my plait stops the layers from escaping too much! Also, a major use of these hair clips are for fringe taming at night! I prefer to wash my hair in the evening rather than the morning (I'd rather have the extra 15 minutes of sleep to be honest); however, I don't like to straighten my hair too often. The result of this means that I can go to bed with my hair looking reasonable after a hair wash and blow dry, and wake up to a quiff in the morning! Lord only knows what my fringe decided to do in the night! Solution = a hair grip or two to contain my fringe and to leave me quiff free in the morning and not needing to straighten my hair!
These grips come exactly as the photo above illustrates. They are slid onto a a think piece of plastic material and are easy to slide on and off the packet. The good thing about these, is that when they are in place, they stay put. They don't slide around, which is really useful.
This is a product I purchase quite often! Although there are plenty in a packet, when I say I lose them them frequently, I'm not exaggerating! I take them out, put them down and they're never seen again! I'm sure my bathroom has a hair-grip-eating monster lurking! Plus I think a fair few of them go up the hoover (accidentally of course!) :-s ooopsie.
I tend to purchase my hair grips from Boots (2 reasons: Advantage card points, and proximity to my work!). I think they are a great price, a packet will set you back a mere £1.50, which I think is very reasonable. Also, the blonde grips are a nice mid shade of blonde, and not too platinum which some can be. In a packet, you will get about 30 hair grips, which with my track record, I tend to lose in the space of about 2 months.
The hair grips that I usually have are darker than these and although they work very well they do tend to show up in my hair when it's been highlighted and I don't really like having them show up.
I came across these in Boots so couldn't resist buying them. I hoped that they would blend in with my highlights better than the brown ones. I wasn't disappointed.
These grips are very strong, which is what I need for my hair. I've bought cheaper brands before but foud that they didn't grip my hair properly and would work the hair loose by the end of the day, sometimes after as little as half an hour but these grips are much stronger and so keep the hair in position and stay in place themselves.
They slide into my hair fine and have rounded ends so that they are not painful if they catch my scalp my mistake.
The colour of them is great, when my hair is highlighted these blend in much better than the brown ones. They show up a little as light catches them a bit but they are not glaringly obvious which is such a relief and I think makes my hair style look more 'natural'. It doesn't look nice to have grips showing all over the place.
I find these very reliable and stay in place. They help me to style my hair and have it look natural. I really recommend these for quality as well as their colour.
The only place I have ever been able to find different coloured hair grips is from Boots. A few months ago I had my hair lightened quite a bit as it gets greasy very quickly at the roots and my hairdresser suggested a few blonde highlights as she said that it might help with the greasy roots. It has, to an extent, but I'm actually a lot lighter now than I had originally intended.
Before I had my hair lightened I just used simple mid-brown hairgrips whenever I needed to pin my air back. Now that it's lighter however, I always felt that you could see the grips and so I started to look out for different shades. Boots sell hairgrips for lighter hair at £1.59 for a pack of thirty. The hair grips come on a flat purple piece of coloured square shaped cardboard and I tend to leave them on the card so I know where they are other wise I'll lost them, as I so often do with hairgrips.
These hairgrips are probably about a standard size in length, however, they are different in that they are slightly rough in texture and the metal is coated in a lighter shade so it blends in with lighter coloured hair. My hair is a slight ash in tone now but I feel that these might actually be better suited to someone with more golden coloured highlights.
I really like the texture of these grips. They are not shiny and smooth and slippery, but in fact they are quite rough to feel but this helps to make them hold onto the hair better and they are less prone to falling out or slipping. I use them for just generally pinning my hair back off y face, especially if I am having a bath or applying or removing make up.
I also use them in my daughter's hair as she has naturally light, golden hair. If I pin her hair back into bunches or a ponytail, she invariably has strands which fall down over her face and so I use these grips to help secure her hair when she's at school. She's quite an active little thing, yet despite this, the grips always remain in place by the time she arrives home after school at teatime.
The hairgrips are slightly more expensive than the plain brown ones I was previously buying from Savers but I do feel that they are a better quality and the metal seems stronger and less likely to bend. I'm quite rough with them and none of them have snapped so far.
I love the fact that you can buy these in different colours (there are three in total), the quality and price are great and I really recommend them.
I am in a theatre company and have to style my hair in a lot of different ways for different characters. This can range from a backcombed crows nest to 1930s curls to an Edwardian up-do. So, trusty grips that aren't too noticeable are an absolute must.
The grips are available in blonde, brown or black and you get a pack of 30 for £1.49 on a strip of purple cardboard. They have a nice matte finish which is really hand as they don't catch the light when in your hair so they really don't show up at all. I've found that the blond ones have a thicker coating on them than the black ones which seems to make them grip even better.
You can easily open the grips with your fingers and slide them into the hair to hold it in place. Each end has a rounded tip to make it more comfortable on the head but be careful with them otherwise these will come off exposing the sharp end of the grip.
If you are only using them on a small section of hair you can re-use them a number of times. However, if you use them for thicker sections or to hold pin curls in place, it will bend the grip out of shape. Once they are bent apart it is impossible to get them back to their original shape.
I can wear these in my hair overnight without any discomfort which isn't always the case with cheaper grips. They are strong enough to hold a full head of pin curls in place overnight and can hold complex styles in place all day. For extra hold, you can cross two of them to secure the hair.
Overall, they are really effective at keeping your hair in place exactly as you want it and I think it's worth paying the little extra for these as they really are good.
A few years ago I decided on a whim to dye my hair blonde. I have always had mousey brown hair and first dyed it brown when I was 18 and since then it has been a number of colours. As a result of which I own and have used just about every colour of hair pin that exists. Having tried many I have finally come to the conclusion that Boots own hair pins are definitely my favourite.
As is clear from my dyeing history I do like to experiment with my hair. I own 4 different curling irons and a pair of straighteners so I love to experiment with different hair styles whenever I get the chance. Part and parcel of this process is having a good set of hair pins to allow you to create a number of looks. I've used many over the years but now tend to stick to these pins as I find them the most effective ones I have ever used.
These grips are from Boots and are simply packaged on a purple piece of cardboard. There are 30 grips on each strip and this will cost you roughly £1.59 which works out at around 5p a pin. I have certainly had sets which came with more grips and sets which were cheaper but I always end up discarding them and returning to these Boots hair pins because they are so good.
The pins are made from a coated metal which in the case of these ones is a goldy/blonde coloured metal. Most hair pins have a very smooth and shiny surface which looks nice but is totally ineffective when it comes to pinning hair as you need a certain amount of grip. I tend to style my hair in particular when I am going somewhere nice and so my hair will always be very clean and shiny which with smooth pins makes it very hard to keep them in. The rough texture on the surface of these pins makes it easier to keep them in and hold them in position which is perfect. I find they also blend better into the surface of the hair because they are textured, whereas the shiny pins stand out because they glimmer in the light. They don't bend too easily either which means even when pinning big bits of hair they don't lose their shape or hold.
I tend to use these for a variety of different things. They are perfect for pinning back your fringe if you are applying make up. I also use them if I am putting half or all of my hair up when trying to achieve a particular look. My hair styling capabilities only extend so far but I would imagine they can be used for even more elaborate things than I tend to use them for.
Obviously I no longer use these pins are my hair is now a very dark shade of brown. I did use them when my hair was both mousy and blonde though and found the colouring of them was the only slight irritation for me with what is otherwise a brilliant product. I find these are quite a dark shade of blonde, almost gold in colour, which didn't suit my blonde hair or my mousy hair. I think you would need to be a sort of dirty blonde colour for these to look okay which probably isn't what the majority of people are.
The price of these hair pins is £1.59 which is a little bit more expensive than some others available on the market. However, considering I have never found better hair pins out there I would say they are well worth it.
Overall, a brilliant buy but the blonde colour was never for me!
Due to the length and cut of my hair when I need to put it up out of the way I can get pieces that come down mainly the bottom layers around my neck. Generally this doesn't bother me but if I am wearing my hair up for work I need it to look neat and tidy and therefore need those shorter pieces of hair to stay up and remain in place. Therefore, my little product of choice is grips, a marvellous piece of equipment!
My hair grips do not come from anywhere special and I have used plenty of brands before but the current grips I am using are the Boots Essentials Blonde Blending Hair Grips. I purchased them as a last minute purchase as I spotted them whilst meandering down an aisle which reminded me I needed new ones considering I was no longer a brunette and wanted hair grips more suitable for my blonde hair.
== The Grips ==
Boots do hair grips for blondes, brunettes and black hair types and regardless of the colour they are all exactly the same. They come in a pack of 30 and simply come on a purple cardboard piece and they hang on a hook on the Boots shelf, incredibly simple for they really do serve a purpose!
As they are classed as a 'blending' hair grip they have been specifically made to blend in with your hair colour and according to Boots "you don't have to worry about them standing out and ruining your style". Personally, I don't mind people seeing my hair grips as they are hardly an offensive product I just want them to be more subtle.
The blonde blending grips are finished off in a matt finish so they don't have a shine or sheen to them and are a golden blonde shade which for me is absolutely fine as I am between a light blonde and golden blonde so they don't look too out of place on my hair. They are made by a very soft, plyable metal just like most other hair grips.
== Using Them ==
Hair grips can obviously be used for a range of uses whether by a hairdresser wanting to create an up-do or complicated hairstyle or by the average person just wanting to neaten up their hair for the day. The latter is me, I simply require grips to help keep the shorter bottom layers of my hair up and in place whilst I am at work.
To use the grips you simply need to open it slightly (I tend to use my thumb and forefinger) and then just slide it into your hair where required. Depending on the thickness of your hair will ultimately depend on how many grips you need. I like to feel the grips pulling up my hair and therefore when I put them in I like to get as close to my scalp as possible whereas some people will only put them in lightly.
I find that these hairgrips are perfectly easy to use and they do the job that I need them to do without any problems. Yes, I do have to take them out whilst sorting the hair out and put them back in probably once during the day which isn't a problem as the hair has simply become loose which is only natural but the grips manage to generally keep my hair tight and in place and I only need to use two grips underneath which are hardly visible anyway unless directly looking at the back of my head!
My only small grip is the coating on the grips at the end forms a little ball type end and sometimes this can come off and you are left with a sharp metal end which isn't pleasant when using the grips but once this happens I just throw them away anyway but it is a bit annoying. Other than that I really can't find any fault with them. They do exactly what hair grips are meant to and I find that they suit the colour of my hair and do what I need them to do.
== Product Information ==
Size: 30 grips per pack
Having long hair, these grips are something I can never have too much of. They are always my last minute purchase at the airport before going on holiday as I panic buy the things I forgot to pack and panic about holiday hair dos and managing my sun and sea damaged hair (my hair is like knotty candy floss on holiday!).
I buy these grips all the time and then promptly lose them as I use them. They are so useful though for a number of uses. Mainly putting my hair up and gripping back loose bits or making a pony tail more interesting with a quiff bit at the front or a wrap around piece of hair around the band which I then grip in place. I also use them with velcro rollers to hold the roller in place whilst my hair dries. My husband also pinches these grips to hold things together in his garage or shed! When my sister was in hospital, I took a pack of these with me when I visited to help her get her hair out of the way as she was unable to wash it for a few weeks due to her emergency treatment we used dry shampoo and these grips to keep her looking decent whilst ill.
I think these are brilliant. For £1.49 you get 30 grips which last plenty of time and whilst they do eventually lose their grip as you use them again and again, you get plenty of use from each one before it either goes missing or loses the 'blob' on the ends that stop the grip from scratching your head. Don't forget the Boots points as well!
I love these grips and especially like the fact that you can buy them in this colour which is less obvious against lighter coloured hair. I have tried cheaper grips but they tend to always come in black and they don't look any good in my blonde hair. For the price I don't think you can go wrong and for me they are a holiday essential to help fix flyaway and unmanageable hair.
They are such a basic item and have been around for years but the design of these grips is just brilliant. You have to open them up a little bit to get them in your hair but they spring shut and are also easy to remove without tearing half of your hair out. My favourite use at the moment is for fixing hair into a messy bun which needs the fixings to be hidden really and these blonde coloured grips are just the job. Highly recommended by me and always a repurchase just around the corner.
Up until recently I had a fringe and lots of very short layers. I have recently grown my hair and I am finding that the front layers are very slow to grow. It also doesn't help that I straighten my hair regularly and as i'm sure most of us do I have a tendancy to go over the front more times than I should leaving me with frazzled ends which snap easily so as a result almost a year later I still have short bits of hair.
I was unsure what to use to keep it back as normal hair slides come in patterns and colours which is fine for my little girl but makes ne look silly. I started using kirby grips but the majority of shops only stock black which in my blonde hair looks silly especially at the moment because I have gone platinum blonde. Fed up of hearing me complaining my mum gave me a pack of these blending grips. They cost £1.49 in Boots. You get 30 clips which slide into place on a purple piece of cardboard.
The grips are the same as any other grips the ends are covered with a small rubbery bit to stop you from hurting your scalp. The clips are also grooved to keep them in your hair. The clips are a matt blonde colour this makes them suitable for most shades of blonde. When my hair was it's natural colour these blended perfectly. I used the slides to sweep my fringe to the one side and keep it in place. The clips look a lot nicer than other colours and from a distance they are barely noticeable. My fringe is longer now so I don't use them in the day but they are useful for when I go running as the keep back stray strands of hair. I also use the blonde hair bobbles to tie my hair back.
I like these slides they are great value for money and keep stray hairs in place. You get a lot of slide for the money.
5 out of 5 great value.
My daughter uses these clips all the time; I have bought these as well as the black ones. Although my daughter has blond hair, she doesn't seem to mind what colour clips she uses. I am not sure that having these blonde ones make them blend into the hair 100%, after all you will never get the shade of blonde correct. Even if they did blend totally, does it really matter that much??
They are sturdy and hold the hair very well, you do not need to keep restyling the hair during the day; the rubber tips on the end of each clip stop the horrendous pain of stabbing yourself in the head when trying to put them in. I remember that pain so well from my childhood. They do not pull the hair when you remove them either. I have nothing bad to say about these hair clips, they work as well now as they did when I was a child and they are not wildly expensive either. This is handy as the amount of these we misplace and have to rebuy would cost us a fortune.
I am currently growing out my layers and having quite a lot of them means I have to use hairgrips when I want to put away my shorter layers. If I were to tie them up with a bobble it wouldn't be a good look because they are pretty short layers.
As silly as this sounds I have been using brown hair grips for years and only discovered there was such thing as blonde hair grips when I browsed the hair accessories section more so than usual. (I usually give it a glance and grab the brown ones not even noticing the blonde ones; I'm not the most observant of people)
Using blonde grips mean they don't stand out as much on my blonde hair as the brown ones so when I did finally discover them it was a godsend, I didn't realize how stupid my hair looked with brown grips because I clip the clips into the back of my hair.
The grips come in a pack of 30 for £1.49. They are great value for money because not many people really use 30 grips so you do get plenty for what you need. The grips are attached on a purple cardboard with the Boots logo on top of the card. As much as it sounds like a cheap way of packaging it is actually a really good practical way of packaging the grips because it means I can put the grips back onto the card once I have worn them, which is nice and simple.
The hair grips are made out of metal and have a matt golden finish. Due to the grips been made out of metal they are really strong so there isn't much chance of them snapping unlike plastic grips I have used in the past. In fact there the strongest grips I have used in my hair and have never broken one once. Despite been very strong they are not hard to open when you need to use them but not too much so that hair would fall out. Hair grips are great for styling buns and even for attaching fascinators. They are really handy to have in the house because they can come in use with most hairstyles.
Overall, despite trying numerous brands of hair grips, this is definitely my favorite and I never purchase my hair grips anywhere other than Boots now. You can't go wrong with the price either. Sometimes if I have a few pounds spare on my boots card I just get them with my points so in a way they are free. The colour is great for blonde hair and really disguises in your hair compared to the darker ones so it's something I definitely recommend.