Hair Claws

Here are some frequently asked questions about hair claws:

What is a hairclaw?

Which hair claws hold best?

What are bio acetate hair claws?

Are cellulose acetate hair claws compostable?

What is a hair claw?

Hair claws are hair accessories that we use to fix and style hair. They typically have prongs, which are also known colloquially as claws, teeth or legs. This is where the expressions hair claws, hair claws or hair spiders come from, all of which are synonyms.

A hair claw usually consists of two halves with a defined number of prongs. Both halves are pre-tensioned with springs or elastic so that the prongs on the claws hold the hair securely and firmly in place.

Of course, there are big differences in quality.
If a hair claw closes cleanly and the prongs interlock without play when closed, it is a high-quality product. With inferior hair claws, on the other hand, both halves wobble when closed or can even be moved against each other.

Browse a little in our hair jewellery shop and check out our high-quality hair claws.

Which hair claws hold best?

Hair claws with elastic offer the best hold because they use elastic instead of a spring. Thanks to their durable and firm fixation, they are an effective solution for holding hair. The elastic creates a leverage effect near the prongs, which strengthens the hold and ensures a reliable fixation of the hair.
But also our hair claws with very high-quality springs offer long-lasting hold. Inferior hair claws run the risk of breaking the spring or even the entire item.

The choice of the right hair claw depends on the length of the hair, the thickness of the hair and the desired hairstyle. Larger hair claws are particularly suitable for long and thick hair, as they can hold a larger amount of hair securely. Their comprehensive size and added stability ensure that the hair stays firmly in place.

Smaller or medium hair claws are sufficient for short to medium length and fine hair. They provide good hold without weighing down or damaging the hair.

Choosing the right size hair claw is crucial to ensure an effective and secure hold. In our hair jewellery shop you will find various filters that can help you choose the right hair claw. With the right hair claw, you can reliably fix your hairstyle.

What are bio-acetate hairclaws?

The term 'bio-acetate' hair claws is a marketing term for cellulose acetate hair claws.
In recent years, the proportion of fossil components in the production of cellulose acetate has been successfully replaced by biological components. The total proportion of biological starting material has thus been increased by about 7%. This development is basically gratifying. Nevertheless, cellulose acetate hair claws are not yet a completely ecological product.

Unfortunately, some traders and online shops abuse this technical development and now call cellulose acetate hair claws bio-acetate hair claws. This designation is greenwashing and serves to deliberately deceive consumers.
The term bio-acetate hair claws suggests a completely natural and ecological composition, as we expect from organic food, for example. This is not the case at all for cellulose acetate at the current state of the art, because it still contains fossil source materials.

We are convinced that in a few years our cellulose acetate hair claws will be made from 100% organic and natural materials. However, until this is the case, we deliberately refrain from using the term bio-acetate hair claws. We expressly reject any form of greenwashing and misleading advertising.
We value honest and transparent communication with you as our customer and see this as a prerequisite for your trust in our high-quality hair claws.

Are cellulose acetate hair claws compostable?

Yes, cellulose acetate hair claws are in principle compostable. Under certain conditions, they can biodegrade within a few months.

Composting cellulose acetate requires special composting and digestion facilities. Not all regular facilities offer the necessary conditions for successful composting. For example, the temperature in these facilities must be above 50 degrees Celsius to ensure effective decomposition of the material.

Unfortunately, there are currently only a small number of facilities in Germany that can compost cellulose acetate. This means that the material still mistakenly ends up in conventional landfills and thus does not fully benefit from its advantages as a compostable material.

We hope to see more cellulose acetate composting facilities coming on stream in the future. But we are already reducing waste:
We offer our customers the repair of defective items. Of course, we dispose of irreparable products in a designated composting facility.
Let yourself be inspired by our comprehensive selection of sustainable hair claws.