I have a lot of hair — thick as! I break barrettes thick. Those claw style hair accessories may be easy but they get in the way if you try to lean your head back against anything — something I am reminded how often you do every time I wear one. Then one day I saw these, and I just had a feeling. Now I have them all over the house, in every purse and travel bag. I only wish somebody would make something similar out of tortoise shell looking plastic. Available here.