Hair Claws

Here you will find frequently asked questions about hair claws:

What is a hair claw?

Which hair claws hold best?

What are organic acetate hair claws?

Are cellulose acetate hair claws compostable?

What is a hair claw?

Hair claws are hair accessories that we use to secure and style our hair. They typically have prongs, which are also known colloquially as claws, teeth or legs. The terms hair claws, hair claws or hair spiders, which are all synonyms, are derived from this.

A hair claw usually consists of two halves with a defined number of prongs. Both halves are pre-tensioned with springs or an elastic band 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 any 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 through our hair accessories store and take a look at our high-quality hair claws.

Which hair claws hold best?

Elasticated hair claws offer the best hold as they use elastic instead of a spring. Thanks to their durable and firm hold, they are an effective solution for holding hair. The elastic creates a leverage effect near the prongs, which strengthens the hold and ensures that the hair is held securely in place.
However, our hair claws with very high-quality springs also offer long-lasting hold. With inferior hair claws, there is a risk of the spring or even the entire item breaking.

Choosing the right hair claw depends on the length and 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 large size and additional stability ensure that the hair stays firmly in place.

For short to medium length and fine hair, smaller or medium sized hair claws are sufficient. They provide good hold without weighing down or damaging the hair.

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

What are bio-acetate hair claws?

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 around 7%. This development is fundamentally encouraging. Nevertheless, cellulose acetate hair claws are not yet a completely ecological product.

Unfortunately, some retailers and online stores are misusing this technical development and are now referring to cellulose acetate hair claws as organic acetate hair claws. This designation is greenwashing and serves to deliberately deceive consumers.
The term organic 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, as it still contains fossil raw materials.

We are convinced that our cellulose acetate hair claws will be made from 100% organic and natural materials in a few years' time. However, as long as this is not the case, we deliberately refrain from using the term organic acetate hair claws. We expressly reject any form of greenwashing and misleading advertising.
We value honest and transparent dealings with you as a 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.

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

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

We hope that more cellulose acetate composting plants will be put into operation in the future. But we are already reducing the amount of waste we produce:
We offer our customers the repair of defective items. Naturally, we dispose of irreparable products in a composting plant designed for this purpose.
Be inspired by our comprehensive selection of sustainable hair claws.