Having decided that this season’s ‘Beachy waves’ look was something I could pull off and style myself I set about getting a few basic tools to enable this. This included some sectioning clips.
I bought these clips in Boots, they were reasonably priced at £3.59 for a pack of four good sized clips.
The clips are black and are made of a matte rubberised plastic. They seem to be quite sturdy and don’t look like they would snap easily. The base of the clips are easy to grip, not small nor fiddly with a smooth spring action. Each clip is approx. 10 cm long (of which the grippy part is abut 8cm) and they are slightly curved. The pointed (narrow) end is rounded so doesn't dig into your scalp. Within the clip there is a ridged part on the bottom and small, firm 'bristles' on the top part. These aren't hard or sharp.
For an evening out, when I want my waves to look a bit neater, I section it into four sections and the I curl it with my narrow straighteners. I often feel I need an extra pair of hands when styling my hair, and these have definitely made life easier. If I don’t get the look I am aiming for it is usually down to my own incompetence, rather than the tools I am using.
If you have very long hair it is easy to get your hair caught in the next clip if you are not careful, especially at the back where you can’t see. I tend to fold or twist my hair before clipping it, however if I don’t get a good grip with the underneath hair, the clip can gradually slide down. I don’t think these are a fault of the clips necessarily, more user error. When removing them it is worth making sure you have unclipped them, rather than just pulling them out, as the little rounded spikes can catch on your hair.
I think these are a must-have tool for styling your own hair, especially if it is long. I think these are also a good size and quality as well as being reasonably priced.
As my hair is now shoulder length I find that I am spending more time styling it and especially after I have washed it. My hair is quite thick so it does take a bit of drying so I bought these sectioning hair clips to hold back sections of my hair while I am working on other parts. The recommended retail price is £3.29 but I bought them on a three for two deal so they worked out cheaper for me.
You get four clips which are attached to a purple card so so they are easy to remove and the clips are made from black plastic. When I first had then I did attach them back onto the card but this has now fell down the wayside and they are just thrown into my hair box in the bathroom, although they are quite large so I can find them without too much trouble.
The clips are long and tapered and you just pinch the top ends which opens the end to attach to your hair. Inside the clips are small pieces of plastic which grip onto your hair and help to hold the clips in place. I find that I can get a good section of hair in the clip and when I have released the ends they grip well onto my hair and I have never experienced them slipping or dropping out.
I will always dry the underneath section of my hair so will take large sections from the top layer and will sometimes use all the clips or just one of them depending on how much I am styling my hair. I also use them if I am straightening my hair the same way by clipping up the top layers and working on the underneath layers first.
I have used these sectioning clips numerous times and they are still in perfect condition with no signs of wear and tear. Maybe if they get a build up of products after a while I would need to wash them but so far I haven't needed to. They are strong and large enough for my hair which although isn't too long is quite thick, and without them it would definitely make styling and drying my hair more difficult, and I couldn't do without them.
I only have semi thick hair but I still need to straighten it every day and to do this I need to section it. I bought these sectioning clips from the Boot's essentials range as it is one of my favourite ranges for good quality hair products that are reasonably priced.
These sectioning clips were £3.59 which is slightly more than some other cheap brands but I have bought the cheap brands before and they have just ended up snapping so I was willing to pay a pound or so more for some decent ones and they are still cheaper than some others which are just the same quality as these ones.
You get four clips in a pack and they are supposed to be large clips. I don't think they are all that large but they are big enough that I can separate and clip back large sections of my hair.
These make styling my hair so much easier. On a daily basis I usually just run my straighteners through my hair to make it look a bit sleeker but if I am making an effort to have it really sleek then I need to make sure and section it so that I can work on each are individually and these are perfect for that.
I use them for straightening and also curling. They clips can also be used just as a decorative clip to keep hair back out of your face when you are going out but I have plenty of hair clips and bobbles which are especially designed for that so I don't bother using them in that way but it is always nice to have a product which is multi functional.
These clips won't change your life but they will make styling your hair just that little bit easier and although they are a little expensive than some cheap ones they are better quality and you won't have to worry about them snapping or breaking when you use them.
I purchased these recently when in Boots as I was planning on straightening my long, thick, curly hair, and I thought these might make it a bit easier to separate it all out. The main reason I went for these over other sectioning clips was because they said that they were large, which I took to mean that they would hold a reasonable amount of hair. At £3.49 for 4 clips, they are certainly not the cheapest I have ever seen, but they are very robust and strong so do seem to be worth the money, especially as I got them in a 3 for 2 deal.
My main problem was the fact that despite the fact I had 2 packets of these, even after using all of the clips, I had only just sectioned about half of my hair. Whilst I am the first to admit that I do have very thick hair, I was still hoping that they would be able to hold more of my hair than they do. Aside from this, the clips hod hair very well. They close on your hair tightly so that they hair is not going to escape out of the clip. I am terrible for leaving clips at the bottom of bags and carrying loads of books around on top of them, but even after doing this, none of the clips have broken, which is definitely a positive!
I would recommend these clips to people who do not have thick hair, as they just do not hold enough hair to be useful for me.
~*~ Boots Essential Large Sectioning Hair Clips ~*~
I have 2 packs of these handy clips and have had them about 3 years now . I first bought them to try to recreate the salon look , whenever I have my hair done at the hairdressers they always get it much straighter than I can and as they use these clips I thought I would give them a go.
~*~ The Clips ~*~
The clips come on a plastic card and are in a pack of 4, they are made from black plastic . They open with a pinch at one end , and open up like a crocodile mouth . The R.R.P is currently £3.49 but can sometimes be found on 3 for 2 offers .
They are suitable for styling your hair , by parting of sections of the hair with the clips it leaves you hands free to straighten or curl small sections.
~*~ In Use ~*~
For use when styling your hair they are so useful , they make it much easier to straighten or curl the back of your head as well as the sides , you get a much better finish using small sections rather than trying to use your styling tools under your hair .
They are also handy for colouring your hair , especially if you are just doing your roots , being able to section of the hair makes it much easier to get to all the roots over your head and a good result.
They also work as just a clip , I pull my hair back into a pony tail , twist it and put it up on my head , a couple of these clipped in and its out the way if I want a bath or shower without washing my hair or if I just want to put it up out the way.
I also now use these on my daughter's hair . I am trying with the help of youtube videos and a lot of practice to learn to french plait her hair as I think it looks lovely and is a very practical style to keep it off her face without lots of bands and clips that could damage her hair.
As my daughters hair is very long and straight these are so helpful for dividing up sections to help me. I am trying to do a plait on each side of her head as she has a middle parting . I use 1 of these to section of 1 half of her hair . Then each side into 7 sections making them much easier to comb through and making a neater finish on the plaits . This has helped me lots i'm not quite perfect, but getting there.
Also great for the dreaded bug invasion , I have use these on both children when needing to apply treatment for nits . Great for getting a full head coverage especially around the ears and back of the neck where they love to lay eggs .
~*~ Thoughts ~*~
These may seem a little over priced as I am sure you could pick them up in pound shops , but they are excellent quality and definitely worth the price . They are very durable mine have been dropped on the floor and chucked in the bottom of my bag and none have broken .
If any were to break or get lost I would replace them with the same ones again straight away.
5 out of 5
I don't need to use these very often but when I do I am always impressed by how well they work. When I am styling my hair I sometimes need to secure large parts of it out of the way and then swap it around and move another section away so for doing this I need something which is decent and also very quick and easy to use. These fulfill that.
I bought these from Boots and they cost me £3.50 which I thought was an average price to pay, I wasn't really sure what they should cost but quite happily handed over the money.
You get four in the pack and they are all a shiny black which is quite nice and simple. No patterns or anything fancy but you don't need that because these are not to look pretty, they are to be practical only and that is what these certainly are.
They operate by pressing down on one side and it opens up. It isn't too stiff which is really important because I would struggle to use it. They are sturdy though and not too light else that would mean that when you close it around your hair it wouldn't grip very well. The four of these work really well. I can easily section one part of hair away and another in another direction and rely on these to stay in. Sometimes I struggle with my hands but I have no need to struggle with these they are easy to opena nd move around when you need to.
I think these are great. They come in useful when I use straighteners for my hair or if I'm trying to create a style with my curling tongs!
=Boots Essentials Large Sectioning Clips=
With these clips you get 4 in a pack they are priced at £3.49 per pack and are available in a metal colour or black. I purchased the black set.
=Sectioning Your Hair=
The idea of using these clips are to section your hair, and with the packet containing four, it is like having an extra pair of hands.
You part your hair into sections as required, and this keeps that part of the hair away from the section you are working on.
These are indispensible in our house, I would say that 90% of the use is on my daughters hair.
=Applying Nit Lotion=
My daughter has long thick hair, is a primarily school and kids will be kids and as such we seem to have a case of the nits. When we do the deep 8 hour lotion, I seperate her hair into sections, lotion the one part, clip that back up, do the next till we all done, then I use one clip to hold her fringe away.
Again section off and detangle as needed, as there is always one part of my daughters hair that she seems to miss, and then it needs a lot of attention and with the rest of her hair clipped up, it makes the job half the time.
Again, clip away.
We use this in the shower to hold my daughters hair up if it is a time that we don't need to wash her hair otherwise she comes out like a drowned rat.
I am lucky as my hair is now short, but in days gone by, when I had a bit longer hair, I would use clips like this to section my hair up, so I could get an even coverage of hair.
You can use these clips for going out, as I have tried styling my daughters hair, by doing a lose twist and clip in place, as well as putting into a pony tail and pining this up.
=To Sum Up=
This feels like a bit of a cop out, but these clips are really miracle workers in disguise, and I would highly recommend them, they save time, give you the equivalent of an extra pair of hands.
This is a great little product. For styling, for making working with your hair more manageable, for colouring and for looking pretty.
The product: You get 4 in a pack, they come in a metal colour and black. They cost £3.49. They are for, funnily enough, sectioning your hair. These work especially well if you have layered or curly hair.
When would you use them: These clips are ideally suited for styling hair. Whether you want to curl your hair or straighten it, these speed up the job. They hold large amounts of hair also, so although you may not need a pack of four, it means you can keep some spare! Part your hair in to the layered sections, leaving the bottom section of your hair loose, then simply use the grip to hold the other layers of your hair out of the way until you have straightened of curled the bottom layer of your hair. Then allow the next section of your hair to drop and repeat the process. Simples! When you style your hair in this way it means that the other layers do not get tangled up or knotted, or just in the way of the section that you are working your magic on. These clips are designed to make styling your hair a less frustrating process.
They are also greatly suited for when you are dying your hair. Obviously if your hair is short then its easier to apply colour, but for longer hair its best to split into sections for a full coverage. You know the drill now so no need to repeat. The best thing about these clips is that if you do get any dye or styling products on them they are very easy to clean, the dye just rinses off with no effort at all and no need for scrubbing.
Although these clips are mono-colour, they are very attractive when used to sweep the hair back. They work if you want to hold all of your hair up in a twist, or just as well if you are going for the effortless-messy look with little tendrils that have accidentally-on-purpose fallen loose. They are also great for keeping one in your hand bag, then when the wind gets too much or you are outside but trying to eat, sweep your hair back, hold in place with the grip and voila!
They are a great little buy, very durable, very hardy, very convenient. I would highly recommend purchasing these as part of your styling routine, if just if you cannot be bothered to try and tame your hair with a standard elastic hairband.
I have fairly straight hair and I like to keep my hair like that normally. However, I am out and about with my friends for a drink or something, I like to do pump up my hair a bit. I have had a ghd straightener for awhile now land, and found out about 6 months later that I can use my straightener to do curls as well. I was a bit befuddles at first but youtube videos are quite helpful. So, I tried to curl my hair using my straightener, however it was very messy and painful, and pretty soon I realised that I could not curl my hair just on its own. I have quite thick hair and the layers keep falling back when I tried curling the bottom layers of hair.
Therefore, when I saw these sectioning clips at Boots on 3 for 2 offer, I thought it would be a good investment to buy these and save me some pain the next time I try curling my hair. The clips are retailed at £3.49 (currently), but since they are on 3 for 2 offer, I bought them together with hair clips and ties. Also, it gave me a chance to use up my accumulating Boots points. For 4 large hair clips at £3.49, they are reasonable price (albeit on a little pricey side). From the touch, the material is smooth to feel and has a sleek look. The grip is quite strong, which is good for my thick hair.
As for the application and performance, the hair clips are very good and does the job I want. The grip is strong but not stiff, and holds my hair in place for perfect styling. I don't style/ curl my hair that often, mainly because it takes quite a long time to do so as my hair is long (down to my waist). However, these clips do make the styling so much easier with less accidental burning of fingers.
The quality is really satisfactory and all four clips are still functional. I have had these clips for several months now. The price is a bit on the expensive side for me especially since the appearance of the clips are quite plain, but the good quality of the products makes up for it. I would have looked for cheaper products if they weren't on 3 for 2 sale, but I do recommend the product if you're willing to pay a bit more for good sets of clips. They are good for both professional and personal use.
Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. :) x
These sectioning clips are a great basic hair accessory to have around the house, especially if you have long hair or like to colour your hair at home.
These clips are a practical help for during styling, you wouldn't wear them out and about as a hair accessory but they're really useful for things like curling, straightening, colouring, braiding and creating complicated updos. Basically, the clips allow you to section off parts of your hair with precision so that you can focus on one area at a time without the rest of your hair getting tangled or getting in the way.
The clips are quite big, if you have fine hair as I do then they are still really useful but will probably only work if your hair is at least shoulder length so that you can twist it and use the length to create enough bulk that the hair will stay in place with these clips. I do think it would be really handy if Boots brought out a slightly smaller version of these for fine and short hair!
The clips have tiny little plastic teeth on one side, but they don't really' stick' to your hair so they don't tangle, tear or damage the hair they are used on. When I've used kirby grips for this purpose they always seem to pull at the hair, which is not a huge problem but its good that these don't do that.
These clips are nothing special, appearance wise, but as they're not really intended for wearing outside the house it doesn't really matter. At a pinch, you could use one to shove your hair up if you needed to pop to the shops, or answer the door, but I know that with my hair at least they're no use for holding a style for any length of time. These are definitely part of the process, rather than the end product!
At only £3.50 for 4 clips, these are great value for money considering how versatile they are and how often you'll end up using them.
I needed to buy a set of large hair clips, as although I got some included in the pack when I bought a hair clipper set I was down to one as they'd gone missing..........
After seeing reviews for Boots Large Sectioning clips I went off to buy some. The pack of four cost me £3.59 I didn't really want to spend that much but haven't seen them anywhere else.
The clips come attached to a piece of purple card. They look very similar to the ones that came with my hair clipper set- long thin black plastic with 'teeth', about four inches long and they open up like a clothes peg.
They are easy to use it's just a case of opening them up sliding them on to the hair then letting them shut on the hair.
These are handy to use when when dyeing my daughters hair. She has long hair which is dip dyed at the bottom with different coloured sections throughout which muggins here has to struggle with.
First job is to put something around her shoulders which I hold together at the front with one of these large clips, they are large enough and firm enough to hold it.
Second job is to bleach the bottom of her hair. What I tend to do is use these clips as a marker I put them in across the hair and then 'paint' the bleach on the hair below the clips. They don't move about when in place.
Third job is to section the hair ready for alternate dyes. I take a couple of inch wide strips of hair and clip them up on top of her head out of the way. These clips have a great grip, the hair sections don't fall down which is necessary so as to avoid the different coloured hair dye touching each other and bleeding.
They are in good condition and the clasp is still tight even though they have been opened and closed a lot.
I would recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
5 STARS from me
Boots Essential large sectioning clips
I tend to spend far too much time wandering around my local Boots beauty and makeup department, Boots have me hooked with the temptation of loyalty points and really just the enticement of trying and buying yet more makeup and skincare products. Therefore, I usually end up buying a lot of my basic run of the mill items from Boots rather than any other stores, including the Boots Essential large sectioning clips.
So what exactly is a sectioning clip? It is just what it sounds like, a large hair clip that you can use for sectioning off areas of hair to (in my case at least) make straightening or styling your hair easier. There really is nothing complex or unique about Boots Essential large sectioning clips, they are probably very similar to the vast majority of hair sectioning clips available to buy. Personally, I just tend to buy these types of items from Boots because I like the loyalty points and because I have found that a lot of their own brand hair items tend to be of a good quality, and these large sectioning hair clips are no exception.
I have been using the Boots Essential large sectioning clips for quite a few months now and I have owned quite a few of them in the past. So far I have found the clips to be durable, hold quite a lot of hair, which is good because I have quite thick hair and are tight enough that they stay in place even when sectioning a large handful of hair. Overall, they are a useful little clip to have around.
The Boots Essential large sectioning clips are easily found at most Boots stores or you can buy them online for £3.59 for a packet of four. I really only use one or two clips at a time to section off a small area, straighten and then move on so it's always good to have a few spares in case the clips did decide to break. I have also found these Boots Essential large sectioning clips to be useful when studying because it's always nice to keep your hair out of the way when you are bent over a book, but I doubt I would wear them for style.
The Boots Essential large sectioning clips definitely get the full five out of five stars rating from me and I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a basic, good and reliable sectioning clip.
I have medium length hair that is quite thick. I regularly straighten my hair and find that in order to do so I need to section it and do it one layer at a time for the best results. I previously used to just tie about half of it up with a bobble and do it this way, but I thought I might get on better with some sectioning clips like the hairdresser uses when she blow dries my hair.
I am a member of the Boots contact lens scheme so I get 10% off all Boots own brand products. I therefore decided to check out Boots range of sectioning clips. I purchased a packet of these large sectioning clips which cost £3.59 (I got them for £3.24 with my 10% off). These clips come in a packet of 4. The packaging is a simple purple piece of cardboard with the clips clipped on.
The clips are made from shiny black plastic. To use them you simply pinch the top of the clip which opens it, slide it into your hair and release. This can be done easily with one hand which is great when you are sectioning hair to style it. The legs of the clips have little plastic teeth inside which help the clip grip onto your hair. These clips are around 3-4 inches in length and therefore they hold a reasonable amount of hair back. They also grip well on smaller pieces of hair meaning you can use them for large or small chunks of hair as you please. They don't pull your hair or cause any discomfort.
I generally use these clips just when I am sectioning my hair for styling, removing them before I leave the house. They probably could be worn as part of a hairstyle, however I don't really like the look of them that much so I don't use them in this way.
With other hair clips I have had in the past, after a few uses they start to become a bit loose and don't hold your hair in place as well. This is not the case with these hair clips, I have used them most days for at least 2 months and they are still as good as new. They are good quality and hard wearing.
I give these clips a rating of 5* as I cannot really fault them. They are good quality and fit for their purpose. Thanks for reading/rating.
When I straighten my hair, I like to do a section and layer at a time as I find it give the best effects by making my hair look and feel a lot sleeker, smoother and straighter.
I brought a pack of these about 4 years ago from Boots and I think I paid around £3 for them, the now retail at £3.59 for a pack of 4 clips which I think is really quite reasonable. I purchased in store but you can also buy online too (but then subject to a delivery charge unless you hit the minimum spend threshold).
The clips are made of plastic and are black, measuring around 3 inches long. They open quite wide and I find that they can hold quite a large section of hair in place at once which is great, especially as my hair is quite thick. They are really easy to put in and remove from my hair and I can do one handed (without pulling my hair out - literally). Another aspect that I love is that once they are in place, they stay there, I owner some clips previously and no sooner had I put the clips in did they start to fall out whereas with these, unless you go remove, the stay where you have put them.
The clips are part of the Essential range so the packaging is pretty basic; the clips come on a purple piece of card which displays the Boots logo and product description on.
Overall, I have had these clips for a few years now and they are still going strong, should I ever need to buy anymore these would be my first choice so I would recommend and give them 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Whenever I go to the hairdressers, they always blow dry my hair and then use sectioning clips to straighten it in sections, which makes it lay much nicer and look very professionally finished. Usually I just clamp in chunks of hair and hope for the best! So when I was invited to a wedding recently I wanted to recreate that professional straightening look, and I purchased Boots Essentials Large Sectioning Clips instore for the very reasonable price of £3.59 for 4 clips.
From watching my hairdresser I knew she used two at the top to section off the upper hair to the front and then two to do more finite sectioning around the area which is being straightened. The sectioning clips from Boots are very easy to use, they're black plastic long crocodile clips which simply slide into the hair and hold it securely. I have a lot of hair and they have no problem holding huge twists in place with no budging - perfect for someone trying to straighten their hair in sections in front of a mirror!
The sectioning clips are well made and with a strong spring, and over the last 6 months have remained like new - I've wiped them down with baby wipes a few time due to build up of straighening barrier balm, but they're in perfect condition and therefore clearly built to last. I would have no hesitiation in recommending them for anyone needing some salon style professional sectioning clips, especially at the price which I think is very fair. I have seen versions of these in cheaper shops but they look no-where near as strong and sturdy, so my recommendation is stick to Boots.
Overall, I give Boots Essentials Large Sectioning Clips 5 stars out of 5 because I'm very pleased with them and yes, I do think they make a difference when straighening (or indeed, curling, or cutting) hair. I don't use them every day due to the time it takes but it is nice to have a pamper for a special occasion.