How To Use A Claw Clip When You Have Thick Hair

The claw clip might be one of the best hair inventions of all time — and the clip trend even comes with some unexpected benefits. A simple mechanism that holds the hair in place and out of one's face while still looking elegant and stylish? We have a winner on our hands! Those who were around in the 1990s can attest to the versatility of this hair accessory. Fortunately, it's back in style and has taken over our social media feeds and imaginations.


Girls with straight, medium-length hair to the shoulders or waist are the ones who use this kind of clip most frequently. However, those who have thick hair need not despair. They, too, can use the claw clip to style their beautiful, heavy locks. It can help their tresses stay out of their face and in place.

The most important thing to keep in mind while styling your thick hair with a claw clip is the size of the clip and its quality. Never skimp on the size, as you will only end up regretting the purchase of a small clip when it doesn't hold your locks. It's also preferable to buy a good-quality clip to ensure it lasts as long as possible and serves its purpose.

Style curly, thick hair with a claw clip

Thick hair can largely be divided into two distinct types — curly or straight. Each of these hair types can be styled in unique ways with a claw clip. For curly-haired girls, claw clips may not strike one as the go-to hair accessory, but they can be used very effectively.


A half-up and half-down hairstyle is easily done with a claw clip, as you can see in this video. Here, all you have to do is gather your curls from near your temples on both sides of your face, put them together, twist them slightly so they hold, and fasten them in place with the claw clip. Let the rest of your beautiful curly locks fan out underneath.

Another style to try if you have long, curly hair is the classic claw clip French knot on a small section of the top portion of your hair. After separating your locks into two sections, tie down the heavier, bottom portion of your hair. Then, take the top part and gather it together as if for a ponytail. Twist this portion around until it's firm, then pull it upward. Clench it in place with the claw clip and let the small ends peep out from above. Loosen the bottom half of your hair, and voila, you have a chic half-up, half-down hairdo.


Style straight, thick hair with a claw clip

If you have straight, thick hair, just twisting it into a knot can be problematic, especially if you are attempting the French knot with a claw clip — but there's an easy solution to this problem. Use a hair elastic to tie your hair into a ponytail first. This will make it easier for you to navigate the hair twist-up.


Long-haired girls whose hair comes down below the hips may not be able to achieve this. In that case, an easy, everyday hairstyle is to roll the entire length of the hair into a bun. The hair that remains outside of the bun should then be rolled in layers around the bun and secured with a claw clip. Not only does this look chic, but it also takes just about 30 seconds to complete. 

Another fun experiment that long-haired people can try is to use two claw clips. Use the first one to pull the top section of your hair back and secure it, then use a second clip to secure another section of your hair below that. The result is an effortless and elegant hairstyle.