Ever since Teleties was first introduced in 2017, the world has been enamored with quirky, coiled hair bands. And for good reason! Plastic spiral hair ties are said to be more hygienic because they cannot absorb sweat and bacteria, and they are easier to handle as they are less likely to pull or crease the strands in the process. this program. And that’s basically why Teleties have become a staple in the fitness community, loved by yoga instructors, runners, and general actives alike, according to more than 11,000 workouts. 5 star rating on Amazon.
However, as common as they are, as someone with very fine hair, I often find that hair bands, regardless of size, will eventually fall off or come off. So I always count on my tried and tested elastics, the Goody Forever Ouchless Elastic Hairband ($4). However, after noticing that my hairline looked a bit thinner after tying my hair up in a high ponytail and pulling it up in a tight bun to Orangetheory three to five times a week for months, I thought it was time to change things up. . The only problem is, every claw clip I try will also weigh heavily on my hair and become super loose by the end of the class. That is until I discovered the new Teleties Hairpin ($9-$15).
On a random afternoon in July, I was sorting through products to test for work when I came across a box of claw clippers from Teleties. My first thought was that I didn’t know this brand had ventured beyond hair ties. My second thought, after holding, opening and closing these sturdy yet flexible clips, is that these clips really bring something new to the hair accessory space.
Teleties hairpins are sold in three sizes: small (recommended for kids, fine hair and half-tipped hairstyles), medium (recommended for medium to thick hair) and large (recommended for thick hair) . Besides the size, the clips are beautifully and professionally designed. They have hidden springs, a curved design that conforms comfortably to the natural shape of the nape of the neck, and best of all, flexible teeth that allow the clip to move with your hair instead of against it, so the clip never pulled.
Since I was sent samples for each size, I was able to find my best fit. While small hairpins are recommended for fine hair, since my hair is very long, I have found that when twisted into a bun, the medium hairpin works best for updating and working purposes. (Though it’s worth mentioning, I like how the little clips work to hold parted hairstyles, here’s how I should have looked otherwise.) To fully test the medium clip, I strapped it to the OTF— and it only takes one layer to demonstrate how special these clips are. (Damage warning: It remains set the whole time.)
For the uninitiated, Orangetheory combines walking blocks, rowers, and decks. While this isn’t technically a HIIT class, it’s an intense circuit workout depending on how well you do it. I was impressed with Teleties Hairpin’s ability to fix in a single layer, knowing that every layer is different, I wanted to experiment with it more, so I’ve been wearing it separately for OTF since late July, with a total of 43 classes.
I’ve worn it while doing high-intensity exercises like squats, bench jumps, sit-ups, push-ups, and full-length sprints. Throughout each movement – which has previously caused other clips to fall off or my hair ties to sag – the clip largely stayed in place. The only time it budged on its own was when running in Catch Me If You Can and the 12-Minute Run, both of which are special workouts that revolve around running non-stop for more than 12 minutes.
For me, that means running from 6.5 to 7 miles per hour for 12 minutes straight. For a claw grip that only loosens its grip slightly in the meantime, I’m still impressed. (It’s worth noting: I do remove the clamps while doing the ab exercises, because I’m uncomfortable trying to lie face down on the floor while doing the exercise.)
Suffice it to say, if your goal is to run 10km, half marathon or marathon, no, the claw grip might not be the best choice for you. However, if your goal is to find a sturdy hair accessory that can withstand the demands of fitness classes, like OTF, Barry’s, Rumble, Y7, [solidcore]or Peloton, then believe me, it’s time to add some Teleties Hairpins to your cart.
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