(Closed) Comb or Alligator Clip?!?! HELP

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had the same dilemma. I opted for alligator clip. Mainly because I can squeeze it anywhere vs the comb has to be flat. Does that make any sense? lol Hope it helps

Post # 5
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@hotchocolate:

Yes they pinch. They look like this, but make sure they have ‘teeth’ lol before buying, unless you prefer it without the tiny teeth.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

For me personally, alligator clips never stay where they’re meant to when I use them. The first hair flower I bought was fastened by alligator clip and after a couple of minutes it would be wobbling around. I made a second one attached to comb and it stayed put much better.

I always go with a comb or french barrette when I can.

ETA I also have very thick hair, and attaching anything to it by alligator clip is just a lost cause for me.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@hotchocolate: Yeah, they do that too. The first hair flower I mentioned had to be positioned very precisely to avoid seeing the higher part of the clip…and then, like I said, it wobbled around and you could see it anyway, lol.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m a hair accessories designer and I work almost exclusively with flat alligator clips. The ones with teeth rip hair out and combs often don’t stay put and have to be bobby pinned anyway. A well-made piece shouldn’t show the alligator clip beneath it and should hold securely. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Your stylist should backcomb that section slightly and use a little product if she’s worried, but honestly, I wore one for my wedding, wear them all the time and have lots of brides–none of us have ever had a problem with them wobbling or slipping out. It also matters how you position the clip, make sure you’re working with gravity and position it downward if you’re worried–as in hold the part you squeeze at the top and slide it into your hair in a downward direction. The piece shouldn’t be too heavy, to prevent sliding. Teeth definitely do give it extra grip power, but the ones with teeth are just slightly bulkier and can rip hair out–just be careful when you remove it and you’ll be fine with an alligator with teeth, too! 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My hair fascinator has an alligator clip. however, I am using the wire combs for my birdcage veil.  I definitely think it depends on the type of hair you have, what will work best. For some combs just slide out. I have locs so it doesn’t matter what I use…alligator clips, regular clips, and the wire combs all stay in.

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