“ Brand: Trevor Sorbie / Type: Sectioning Clips / Suitable for: Lip „
When blow drying and straightening my hair I do it in sections, so I always try to clip it up so I can style my hair section by section. I did have some sectioning clips, how-ever these seem to have been lost at some point and now I only have 1 sectioning clip so I thought it was about time to get some more. My last sectioning clips were metal and I find that these are much stronger that the plastic one's and are much easier to use. I went into my local Boots store to look at the clips they had to offer. Boots do their own brand of sectioning clips which are just over £4.00; how-ever these are made from plastic and were quite chunky so I decided to go for the Trevor Sorbie sectioning clips instead.
~ The Sectioning Clips ~
The clips come in packs of 4 and are attached to a cream coloured cardboard packet so you can clearly see the clips and can even touch them before buying them. It states that the clips are rubberised, which helps to hold hair firmly in place allowing you to style different sections of your hair. On the back of the pack it tells you a little bit of information about Trevor Sorbie and a small section of information about the clips. The packaging is made from card which can be recycled. The clips are lined up along the card and are easy to remove. The clips themselves are made from silver metal and are approximately 6cm long. Although the clips are made from metal you can feel the clear rubber coating on the clips which make them feel slightly soft to touch. The clips look as though they would do a great job at helping to hold hair up when styling it section by section. The clips look strong and look as though they would last a good while before they actually need replacing.
~ Price/Availability ~
I purchased the sectioning clips from my local boots store for £4.79. You can also buy these online from www.boots.com
~ Using the Clips ~
After washing my hair I often use the Babyliss Big Hair rotating brush, this means I have to section my hair and dry the underneath section first. I brushed my hair using a plastic comb and separated my hair into sections. Using one of the clips I clipped a section of hair up so I was able to style the hair underneath. The clips simply open by squeezing the top end of the clip. The clips are a little stiff at first; how-ever I presume they will loosen up over time and use. The clips do feel a little cheap, when clipping my hair into sections and the metal which the clips are made from doesn't actually feel that strong and it feels as though the clip may bend quite easily. The clips kept my hair up whilst I styled the sections underneath. The clips didn't slip at all when clipping my hair and they didn't snag or pull my hair either. The clips were comfortable in and worked really well.
~ Overall Opinion ~
The clips are lightweight and very simple to use. They are much stronger than most plastic clips and the rubber coating prevents hair from breaking or snagging on the clips. In terms of value I think these are a reasonable price and I was pleased with the way it held my hair into place whether it was wet or dry. I have been using the clips for a few months now and they still work as well as they did when I first purchased them. The clips haven't bent which I suspected may happen when I first purchased them, how-ever I was proved wrong. I would recommend these clips to others if you like to section your hair when styling it. I give the clips 4 out of 5 stars.
(review also on ciao)