Keep Your Hair From Falling With This Claw Clip Hack

Taylor Pfeffer
by Taylor Pfeffer
2 Materials
1 Minute

Claw clips seemed to be everyone’s go-to hair accessory in the 90’s, and they’re back in style today.

Add a modern twist to the beloved hair accessory while ensuring that your hair stays in place as well, with this claw clip bun hack.

Let me show you how it’s done!

Tools and materials:

  • Claw clip
  • Hair elastic
Low ponytail

1. Make a low ponytail

Start by tying your hair in a low ponytail, securing it with a regular, hair elastic.

2. Begin a topsy tail

Pull the ponytail holder down a bit lower and poke a hole above it.

Topsy tail

Then, to start the topsy tail, flip your ponytail through that hole, but don’t pull it all the way through.

Instead, just create a loop with the ponytail when pulling it through the hole. 

Twisting hair

3. Twist, lift and clip

Now, twist the ends of the ponytail and lay them flat against the back of your head.

Looping hair

Then, lift the loop bun on top of the twisted ends.

Securing hair with claw clip

Finally, secure all the hair with the claw clip.

If you have longer hair, like mine, you will definitely need a large claw clip to hold these layers of hair.

Securing hair with claw clip

And here’s the final look:

Claw clip bun hack

Claw clip bun hack

Now, my claw clip bun is not going to budge! If you loved this easy, claw clip bun hack, let me know in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Claw clip
  • Hair elastic

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Join the conversation
  • Jan E Jan E on Feb 02, 2023

    I love your shirt and wonder if you made it?✔️

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Feb 02, 2023

    Looks great, but won't work for those of us who have thin hair. That clip is huge and heavy. Great job though.