Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips Review

Despite never going out without makeup, I am lazy when it comes to styling my hair. On most days, I cannot be bothered to blow-dry, iron or curl it and prefer the wash-untangle-air-dry-go-out routine. It would take all day to style my hip-length hair anyway. Invisibobble ties and scrunchies - yes, scrunchies - are usually my go-to, even to flashy events.
Lilla Rose Flexi Clips (PR sample) effortlessly add some zing to my otherwise listless hairstyles. They are a breeze to use and remove and are tough enough to endure my rough handling.

Scroll down for my review of the Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

What are Lilla Rose Flexi Clips?

Flexible hair clips (named for the maker's children) made of piano wire and secured with zinc pins, these come in a variety of styles, usually with a nice antique finish, and are immune to being dropped and stepped on and water damage - you have my word for that.
Lilla Rose clips debuted at a Farmers' Market and demand grew as soon as their existence became known. In addition to these patented flexi hair clips, which were first made in a garage, Lilla Rose also offers bobby pins, hair bands, sticks, flexi-oh rounds, u-pins and badge clips. At least one new clip is released each month - sometimes more frequently, and in greater numbers. They also launch themed clips for the Holiday season and other events.
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

There is a flat bead at one end of the beaded wire. This "locks" the grooved end of the stick in place. There are three grooves for varying hair thickness. The clip below is medium-sized.
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

What makes these different?

1. The "pin" is attached to one end of the beaded wire. So you cannot lose the stick (which was my biggest gripe with similar pin-clips).
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.
2. The beaded wire part is flexible and wraps around the hair easily.
3. There is a flat bead to hold the pin securely in place - a feature missing from the old stick-clips I've tried.
4. The delicate prettiness. 

Flexi Hair Clip sizes

The clips come in seven sizes, from XXS to XXL. Unfortunately, I underestimated the girth and length of my hair - 17cm and 86cm respectively; 56cm from the nape - and ended up with clips that limited my hairstyles to half-up and ponytail.

Here is an idea of the sizes:
Mini or XXS clips are 5cm long. Remember, they are flexible and wrap themselves around the hair thickness.
Small or XS is 7cm. This is the purple beaded clip in the photograph above. The website recommends these for a ponytail. Ha! It barely holds two strands of my hair.
Extra Large clips are 13.3cm
Mega XXL clips measure 15.8cm. 
Medium clips (pictured below) come at a generous 9.5cm. For me, these work for a half-up hairstyle. 
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

The large clip, which barely contains my hair in a ponytail, measures 10.8cm. I get a bunch of stragglers beneath the clip. This size is recommended by the website for a twisted bun!
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

Attempts to do a messy bun as demonstrated on the website ended up with the Large clip failing to close. 
Review of Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips and how I use them.

In retrospect, I should have got a Mega XXL and an Extra Large along with the Medium.  I only have myself to blame for presuming my hair would fit in the Large sized clip.

Verdict and how to buy

Beautiful, aren't these? I love how they effortlessly bling up my lame hair. Lilla Rose Flexi Clips are dressy enough for weddings, and there are subtler designs for everyday life and work. Plus, they are durable and tough, not giving in when I threw my clumsy, rough self at them. They also hold the hair securely and painlessly and are a breeze to remove, without any hair getting caught. I have got compliments when I wore the Medium and Large clips and people asked me where I got them.
Prices start at $9.90 and depend on size and design. Yes, they do ship worldwide! Shipping costs start at $4. Lilla Rose retails via direct sales - click here to order directly from their lovely consultant. Keep track of new launches on Facebook here - you also get to see more photos of clips. They have a sale on right now - it ends on 20 March, so hurry!

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