Have you tried a flexi clip from lilla rose? I had seen them around at many different blogs for months, so I was excited when lilla rose consultant Jennifer Miller offered me the chance to try one out for myself (and give away one to a lucky reader)!
I have decently long hair, which I love, but honestly it drives me crazy most of the time during the day when I'm taking care of the home and children. Ninety percent of the time you will find me with my hair up. My fastener of choice is a plain old hair tie. The problem is that I really do want to look feminine, and a pony tail doesn't usually foster that =)
I was so pleased that the flexi clip allowed me to keep my hair up, while adding a little bit of 'pretty,' making it more of a style than a frumpy pony.
The one thing you have to be careful about when ordering a flexi clip is that you need to make sure you get the right size. You should watch the video to help get an idea of which size you should get for the styles you want to use it for. It took me a few days, once I got the clip, to figure out which styles worked best for the size clip I got. I found that the trick is to pretty much max out the amount of hair you can fit in the clip and then the style will hold all day! Even though you get the clip quite tight, it is very comfortable all the time. It doesn't ever feel tight like a pony tail does after a long day, and it's hold is much more secure than a claw style clip.
There is a video showing different ways that you can style your hair with a flexi clip, but I thought I'd show you a few different ways that I've used it. If you look a the picture above, you will see the following styles:
- top-left: hair twisted up and around, clip secured at the bottom grasping the beginning and the end of my twist (I found that the medium sized clip was not big enough to go over all my hair in a twist, but it worked well this way)
- top-right: low, side bun, flipped down-ward, clip clasped at the top of the bun (the video shows a style similar to this...I think it is very pretty)
- bottom-left: loose french braid, twisted and flipped up, clip fastened right at my head to keep it tight.
- bottom-right: a simple bun with the flexi clasped right behind the bun at my head. Not as fancy as some of the others, but a pretty addition to the super functional bun if that is what you're used to =)
If this sounds good to you, or even if you are skeptical and want to try it to believe it, it's your lucky day because you've got the chance to win one for yourself. You even get to choose which clip you want (up to $16)! If you are a busy mom, you really need to give the flexi clip a try!
Contest is open to residents of USA, Canada, and Mexico. Winner must not have won a flexi clip in the past six months.
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