To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
These clips are pretty flimsy, but for the price it's okay. Once received, the edges of the metal that would come in contact with hair had slightly jagged edges, however this was easily fixed by going over the edges with a fine sandpaper or nail file. Since I have done this, these clips are usable and work as intended. Further, approx 8 out of the 50 were unusable as the prongs were stuck together.
As soon as I got these I went through and counted - all 50 pieces present and accounted for! Off to a good start... but I noticed a few of the clips were extremely stiff to the point of not being able to open them all the way. I went through and tested each clip individually by opening and closing them rapidly for a second or two. I separated them into 2 piles (see picture). Of the 50 clips, 7 of them were unusable. Even still, getting 43 clips for this price is a pretty good bargain! If I were to go to my local beauty supply store, a pack of 10 will set me back 3.99. So this is still worth it, even with the defective clips!
I've tried a few different types of metal and plastic clips for root clipping my wavy hair. Most varieties start strong and then flop over quickly with the weight of my hair – even small sections. These went in strong and continued to stand upright allowing me to put more hair in per clip!
I started the Curly Girl Method 6 months ago and needed hair clips for added volume on top. When I received my package, it had a hole in it and USPS had put it in another bag. There were definitely not 50 pieces in the bag, I am sure some had fallen out during shipment and a couple were broken in the bag. I still have plenty left to clip my hair, maybe 20-30 pieces, but it's still frustrating when I paid for 50 and this item is not eligible for return. Also they are flimsy and bend easily, but will do the job for now. You get what you pay for.