I Tried TikTok’s Viral Claw-Clip Hair Hack for Layered Hair

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  • A claw hair hack for layered hair has gone viral on TikTok.
  • All you need to test out the hack is your favorite claw clip and a hair tie.
  • An editor tested it on her fine, layered hair and was impressed with the results.

A few months ago, I thought I had finally mastered the perfect claw-in style for my fine hair. Then I cut my hair in a 90s style and added tons of layers, which left me struggling when it came time to style my hair. Although I love the look of my face-cutting and face-framing layers, I needed ideas to replace my go-to styles, so a few weeks ago I decided to search for hair tutorials layered on TikTok.

I’m so glad I did: I recently came across a claw grabber hack that was honestly a game changer. In the videoTikTok user Catherine Tran presents the best claw clip style for hair with layers. Tran uses a tie and claw clip to achieve a super cute and long lasting style.


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Over the past year or so, I’ve come to rely on my claw clips. I loved them when I was in college, and I’m so glad they’re back on stage. They are super easy to use and in my opinion they easily enhance any hairstyle. Plus, they come in so many fun colors and styles that I love pairing them with my outfits.

When I did my claw-in hairstyles, I would gather my hair into a low ponytail at the base of my neck and twist it into a French twist before chopping it all off. Although I still find myself doing it from time to time because it’s such a simple and easy way to style my hair, I found that the added layers made things a bit more complicated.

I have fine hair, so it’s always been quite difficult to get it to stay in a claw clip, but the layers made that nearly impossible. I’ve found that every time I try one of my claw clip styles, I end up having to redo my hair a few hours later because it just won’t stay without at least a few layers. don’t fall. After seeing Tran use both a hair tie and a claw clip in her tutorial, I was hoping that using both would make my hair safer.

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To test the hack, I grabbed my current favorite claw clip, the Bmobuo Flower Claw Clip ($14 for a five-pack) and a simple black tie. I started by pulling my hair into a low ponytail at the base of my head. Instead of wrapping the rubber band twice around my hair, I only wrapped it once. For the second wrap, I didn’t pull my hair all the way, but pulled through a mini bun and twisted the bun using my index finger until I had a tight, almost French style. Then I secured everything with my claw pliers.

I’ve been using this hack for a few weeks and am happy to report that it held my hair firmly and securely in place all day. It’s extremely similar to the claw clip style I was using, but the addition of the elastic made all the difference to my diapers. I think this hack would work on all hair types, but works best on medium to long length layered hair.

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If you have layered hair and haven’t found a way to make the claw clip trend work, try this hack. It only takes a minute and the end result is chic, elegant and long-lasting.

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