* Prices may differ from that shown
I currently work in a hairdressers and we own a lot of products from the head jog range. These consist of all varieties of brushes and clips. Hair clamps are important when working with the hair you need something that can hold the sections apart when doing various tasks such as blow drying the hair or using different colour techniques such as foil highlighting where the hair needs to be clipped out of place.
When blow drying the hair it is important to take small sections so that the hair can be dried properly, the hair has to be clipped out of the way and therefore a strong clip with a descent grip is required especially for longer hair which can become heavy and force the clipped section down.
Clips can also be used to separate the hair when foil highlighting you again need to take small sections, it is important to have a strong clip which will hold all off the hair in place so that none falls into any colour. They are also useful for sectioning the hair to cut. Other uses for the clamps are to fasten the towel around the customer's neck to keep it in place and for general use they can be used to clip your own hair back. There has been a few clips tried and tested at work but none beat the head jog ones.
The clamps are plastic and as advised in the title are kind of butterfly shaped. The main colour available tends to be black however black and purple are the common choices. The clips are opened simply by pressing the fingers on both ends then the teeth they contain can be positioned onto the hair and closed.
These clips are very sturdy and even after dropping and continual use they last a lifetime as the strong spring ensures durability. With so many uses they are an essential for everyone who blow- dries their own hair. You can purchase these clips for around £2.50 for a pack of 12 which is unbelievable value.
Butterfly clips are such a handy items when it comes to styling my hair and I use them pretty much everyday in a number of different ways. I found these butterfly clips from Head Jog on Amazon after my hairdresser had shown them to me in the hair salon. They looked really good quality and she swore by them so I decided to get some for me at home to do my hair with. They were ridiculously cheap, I think I bought a pack of 12 for less than £10 and I have only used two out of the bag so far as they are such good quality and do not seem to break no matter what you do with them.
I like them because they have a really strong grip and are much better than a lot of fashion ones that are patterned and that you can buy in cheap fashion stores. The clip is on a really strong spring so they hold my hair really tightly. The pinchers are quite large too so you can open them really widely and then scoop up a lot of hair in them. The clips are quite wide and long too, they have about 9 teeth combs in each side so they hold my thick up really well.
Like I've said above I use these in a number of different ways. I have to straighten my hair as its very curly so use my GHD's quite a lot. I firstly will put the top section of my hair up on the top of my head in one of these clips so it is out of the way and then I can straighten the strands of my hair underneath first. The hair stays on the top of my head and out of the way and allows me to straighten it well.
These clips are also big enough to hold all my hair in them if I want to get it off my back. As it been so hot recently the back of my hair will just sweat and get all sticky and to feel cooler I just have to put my hair up. I grab my hair and twist it around and can get one of these clips to hold my hair completely and it actually looks really nice and as if I have styled it well so I am also pleased with these clips whenI want to do my hair nicely.
All in all a nice hair accessory.
WHAT IS IT?
A plastic clamp to hold sections of hair while styling, or for securing a ponytail up off your neck on a hot day.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
The clamp is purple and very bright, I wouldn't wear it as part of a style but this type of clip is very good when you need to section hair while you are styling it. I use Head Jog clamps when styling my own hair at home and also in my professional life as a beautician.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
The clamps are strong because they have a large spring and sharp narrow teeth. The plastic wings of the butterfly shape are tough and you have to apply pressure to open the clamp, that's a good indication of how strong they are. My hair is fine but one of my ladies has thick Afro Caribbean hair and the Head Jog clamps holds her hair as effectively and securely as it holds mine, these clamps are better for thicker hair usually as they dig into the hair so the thicker it is the better the grip. They work so well on my hair because of the length but would be of no use to people with short fine hair.
They are long and slim so easy to handle whether I am styling my own hair or someone ended, sometimes the end teeth can snag on the hair as you lift the clamp away but this is something you learn to avoid. They are easy to keep clean by washing in hot soapy water, they need a good wash when used with gel but soaking for an hour in boiling water makes them easier to clean.
I received mine with a hamper from a beauty magazine and have been very happy with them, the quality is high and compared to other butterfly clamps I've used they are versatile because of their length and slim enough to be comfortable.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I have recently started a hairdressing course at college and the kit came with standard black butterfly clamps, and of course everyone had the same ones. To avoid anyone taking mine home accidently, I decided to buy something different so it was easy to determine mine from theirs. I decided to buy some clips, and as usual the first place I headed for was Amazon.
On Amazon I found a pack of Head Jog Purple Butterfly Clamps. Head Jog are a big name of tools and accessories in the hairdressing world, which are known for their great quality items, so as soon as I saw these, I thought they would be perfect to buy.
They came in a 12 pack, which at first seems a lot, but it is amazing how many of these you will need, especially when doing a long hair style or for perms, rollers etc to help keep all the hair out of the way of the section you are working on.
The clips are a large size, and they hold a surprising amount of hair really well. They work on a hinge like mechanism, which works when you squeeze the top section of the clip. This opens the mechanism, and you just let go to close it again. The clips have razored teeth on the inner edges, to enable a better grip of the hair without tangling it all together. The clips are made from a toughend plastic, and have the words Head Jog printed on one side.
I have found the clips to be very sturdy, and they hold a lot of hair in place withut much effort. I have not had any problems of them slipping or and problems with them tangling into the hair. Due to their colour they are easy to find when I need to use them, and the actual shade of purple is quite a nice one.
I have found that after a short while the black writing on the side seems to wipe/fade away and some of my clips now have no writing on them at all, and some only have a small amount left. I am not sure if it is water or products that are removing this writing, but it is not a major problem, so not something I will be scoring this product down for.
I also find these clips useful for when I am doing my own hair, and I now use them pretty much every day, either at home or at college. These clips do come in black as well, and they also come in a smaller size, which would be handy for doing much shorter hair.
I bought this 12 pack on Amazon for £3.79, plus £2.50 postage, which I think is a great price. They are very sturdy clips, and totally worth the money I paid for them. If you are just looking for these for home use, I recommend them totally and I also recommend them for use in a college or salon. They really are a must have tool for all hairdressers and for people just for home use. I totally recommend them.