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Before we get started, you need to know that Lilla Rose recognizes sizing is not foolproof and so they offer a 90-day size exchange for incorrect sizes. With that said, let's work to get you the best fit the first time.
In order to determine what size Flexi clip you will need for a particular hairstyle you need to know what your base size is. This can be done by measuring the thickness of your hair when pulled back into a ponytail.
Once you have your hair pulled into a ponytail, make a circle around it with your pointer finger and thumb, and then slide the ponytail out while holding the fingers in place. You will then look at the size of the hole between your fingers. If that hole is the size of a dime your base size would be an XXS (also called a 'mini'). When your hair is a little thicker and the hole is the size of a nickel then an XS would be your base size. For those with thick hair a hole the size of a quarter would use a Small, and a hole the size of a half-dollar would use a Medium as a base size.
Most hair types will fit into those sizes; however, if you have very thick hair, braids, or locs you will want to use the string technique to determine your size. For this you will gather your hair into a ponytail and then take a piece of string and wrap it around the thickest part. Make sure you have the string to the tightness level that you would like your Flexi clip to have. Mark where the end of the string ends up and then measure from the end of the string to the mark. This will tell you the circumference of your ponytail.
When the string measures between 4¾ and 6 inches then your base size would be a large. A measurement of 6 through 7¾ inches would put your base at an XL, and a measurement of 7¾ inches and up would require an XXL (or Mega) as a base.
Now that you know your base size you will want to decide how you plan to wear your Flexi clip.
You will be able to wear your base size as a ponytail holder, in a tails up twist, and for half up styles where you double the hair such as a half bun. If you play around with it you can get other styles to work with your base size. The key is to make sure you have enough hair to keep the clip from slipping out.
If you plan to use your Flexi clip to wear your hair in a half-up style you will want to go a size smaller than your base size to pull up a full half of your hair. If you will be pulling back just the crown section or sides of your hair then you will most likely need to go down 2 sizes.
Choosing the size for a style where your hair will be doubled such as a full French twist will depend on not only the thickness but also the length and texture of your hair. Hair that is around your shoulders in length and either straight or wavy will likely only need to go up 1 size from their base. However, if you have very curly hair or hair that is to your mid-back or longer you will need to consider going up 2 or more sizes to accommodate all of your hair.
Lilla Rose has put together a very helpful video to help with the sizing in addition to many style videos to show some different ways to use the hair accessories. I would highly recommend taking a look at that. Of course, you can always contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions and help to get you the right fit.
Once you have found the correct size for your go-to style it will be much easier to determine which size you will want for any other styles.
I can assure you it is worth the time to find your size as the Flexi clip is truly a magical hair accessory that can hold any hair type with comfort and security.
Want to learn more about the other hair accessories that Lilla Rose offers? I have a breakdown of all the accessory lines HERE.
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