Let me just say up front that this is a great hair accessory! When Hairzing's PR rep contacted me to ask if I would try out their product, I was more than willing to give it a go, but as I read more about their product on-line, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical that this product would work on my new, shorter hair, which is thick and pretty fine in texture. Primarily, this is because many hair accessories simply don't work for me. I thought I may need to send this to my sister who has much longer hair than me. I was wrong!
The Hairzing is basically two metal combs, connected by a web of elastic that is covered in beads. The teeth of the combs are twisted and double back on themselves to get a good grip on your hair. They aren't pointy/sharp at all, and they do NOT get tangled in my hair. What they do accomplish though, is getting a great grip on my hair! I have been wearing this thing on my head since I got it yesterday, and I don't want to take it off! My hair is held up without any falling pieces, looks great, and best of all this is comfortable! You can see a picture of it in my hair here. It works even better with my hair flipped up, one of my favorite hair styles that I haven't been able to wear since my hair is too short for this to work with a clip.
The Hairzing comes in a couple of sizes and a huge array of colors. I think one size that I would buy a huge number of if they made it is about 1 inch tall with about 1-2 inches wide, the perfect size to replace a barrette. I find barrettes to be kinda painful after a few hours, and with all of my hair, it is really hard to find one that fits. Hairzing, are you listening? I want this size, with some just very plain colors (black, tan and brown solids) to wear basically everyday!
As an aside, the Hairzing is also socially conscious, employing women in China and Africa, which you can read more about on their website.