What's the best way to straighten duck bill clips?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by JaneiR36, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. JaneiR36

    JaneiR36 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central Illinois, USA
    Can anyone think of a really good way to quickly straighten duck bill clips? I rollerset my hair last weekend but I used those small clips, where you may have to use two if you would like to clip the hair tightly to the entire roller. It was such a freakin' hassle getting that stuff on there that I got so frustrated rolling the hair.

    Then I used one stray duck bill clip that had been straightened by accident, and it gripped! :grin: The original duck bill clips will not grip tightly because they are bowed, but since they are so long, they are the perfect tool for rollersetting, IMO. I would like to buy three to five packs (shorter hair = more rollers), so I'm not really looking forward to sitting down with a hammer and straightening each of them. Any ideas would be really appreciated, please ladies! :grin:
     
  2. tenjoy

    tenjoy Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    8,946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Jersey
    look for extra long staight clips. Duck bill clips are called duck bill because they curve like a duck's bill. Im sure you know this already!:yep: But I know what you mean about the long clips working better. I will look for some and get at you.
     
  3. tenjoy

    tenjoy Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    8,946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Good news! I was looking at my duck bill clips and i picked one up and it bent with not effort. The brand is Annie its item number is #3170. They are not the one with all the little holes in them. These are solid, but a much softer metal than the other ones. They came in a 5 pk
     
  4. tenjoy

    tenjoy Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    8,946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Jersey
  5. JaneiR36

    JaneiR36 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central Illinois, USA
    Thank you! Where did you buy these? I picked up a five-pack of the regular stuff from Sally's. I didn't try to bend them by hand yet, I didn't actually think about that at all! My mind went straight to a tool but I could just put on a pair of gloves and get to work!
     
  6. tenjoy

    tenjoy Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    8,946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Jersey
    u dont need gloves, the bend is absolutley effortless. like bending a bobby pin!

    I got these from the BSS
     
  7. JaneiR36

    JaneiR36 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central Illinois, USA
    lol... you are correct, I bent all five packs yesterday. I think I will rollerset with these today, hopefully it goes a lot better than when I was using the shorter clips! :)
     

Share This Page