I Have Super-Thick Hair—These Are the Only Clips That Actually Work
My curls definitely err on the thick side, so I often opt for simple styles like a high bun or ponytail—they're just easy and don't require much maintenance throughout the day. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to throw my hair into a cute claw clip every once in a while like most people—it's such an effortlessly cool look. The problem is that most hair clips are truly not designed for thicker strands (especially if you have curls).
Many of them are either too small and won't stay clipped or just break too easily. Ugh. But rather than give up on my easy hair-styling dreams altogether, I decided to go on a quest to find the clips that are speaking the language of us thick-haired folks out there. Surprisingly, there are more great options out there than you think. If you relate and are looking for a few of the best hair clips for thick hair, keep reading below for a few highly rated options.
Pattern really excels at making products that are perfect for thick, curly hair, so naturally, the brand had to make its own version of a claw clip. The shape is really handy for those with thicker curls because it's stronger and extra wide.
This three-pack of claw clips is made of recycled factory scraps that would have otherwise gone to waste. They're perfect to throw in your gym bag and the two larger clips are great for holding all your hair at once—especially if you have thicker strands.
Thicker hair calls for an oversize clip. Free People's option comes in an assortment of cute matte colors and will basically hold any lion's mane firmly in place.
I like to keep a couple of rectangular options on hand because I find that if I want to twist my hair into a cute knot in the back like other people, this really holds the style together. Options with actual claws are good, but I won't lie to you, I've snapped a few of those because they weren't ready for my coarse strands.
This Amazon pack of four rectangular clips provides more great neutral-colored options that are perfect for everyday wear.
For dressier styles, these metal clips are just the right size for thick hair and look ultra-chic.
I love that these claw clips are matte and have varying shades of brown. They're great for low-key styles and can clip both a small and large amount of my hair.
It's the extra-large nature of these that does it for me. Thick-haired folks everywhere gave these an almost perfect five-star review for their non-slip nature and durability. Definitely a few things you need when you have lots of hair.
The butterfly shape of these Scunci clips is just so adorable. They're a tad smaller than some of the other options on this list, but don't let that fool you—they're equally as good at holding even my wild and curly hair.
If I ever heat style my hair, these duckbill clips are an absolute must. They're great for sectioning large chunks of hair and always keep them firmly in place.
If you have thick bangs, say hello to your new holy-grail hair clips. These keep your hair nice and flat without causing dents.
This pack comes with both claw and rectangular clips that are large in size—perfect for even the thickest of strands.
These giant Goody barrettes work wonders for thicker tresses. They even work nicely when you just want to pull a few strands of hair back from each side of your face.
Don't worry—there are some colorful and gorgeously designed barrettes out there for thicker hair, too. The best hair clips for thick hair will be a bit larger with a lot of grip. This 20-piece set ticks all the boxes and looks so elegant.
Whether you're the bride or not, these pearl strong hold clips look oh-so-gorgeous. They also come in different sizes to suit any style.
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