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Esse Large Claw Clip

Esse Large Claw Clip

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The Esse Clip (short for essential) is the all-rounder claw clip for hair. Designed to be worn daily to improve your hair health. If you're looking for a claw clip for thick hair, long hair or textured hair you've found it. 

  • Made from a biodegradable material
  • Made to withstand daily wear and tear
  • Securely holds thick, long or textured hair comfortably
  • Won't cause breakage or snag your hair

Please note that this product is handmade, meaning each clip is unique and may vary slightly in colour and pattern character.

  • L, 12cm - thick, textured, long hair
  • XL, 13.5cm, extra thick, extra textured, extra long hair

Size up if in between sizes. Shoot us an email at if still unsure.


When were claw clips invented?
Christian Potut came up with a brilliant idea in 1989 to create the iconic claw clip that is suitable for all hair types and textures.

Christian recalls the moment of inspiration, saying, "One day I kept crossing and uncrossing my fingers. And that's when I had my lightbulb moment. I said to myself: 'I sell combs and clips, why don't I combine the two?'" This innovative idea led to the creation of the claw clip.

The claw clip has truly stood the test of time and remains a staple accessory even after 30 years.

Are claw clips damaging to hair?
Absolutely not! Claw clips offer a much healthier option for your hair compared to hair elastics, which often tug and snag on the hair. Claw clips are gentle on the hair, unlike plastic hair elastics that's why this 90's hair accessory is making a comeback and for good reason.

Claw clips are a safe alternative or putting your hair up without the risk of damaging it. Beyond their protective benefits, they offer endless styling possibilities. From classic half-up styles to sleek updos, playful space buns, or voluminous messy buns, the versatility of claw clips knows no bounds. They're absolutely essential for any hair accessory collection.

Is it OK to wear a claw clip to bed?
Sleeping with your hair in a claw clip isn't recommended, even though our clips are designed for comfort. It's best to remove them before bedtime.

To maintain healthy hair, we suggest you sleep in a moisturising hair mask overnight for extra hydration. We also recommend avoid sleeping with wet hair because our hair is more sensitive to damage and fragile when wet. A protective hairstyle while sleeping is a loose plait, secure it with a silk scrunchie to avoid damage.

Why does my claw clip fall out?
When selecting a claw clip, it's important to consider both its size and shape. If the clip is too small, it won't be able to secure all your hair properly, while a clip that's too big may feel loose and prone to slipping.

Also, pay attention to the clip's shape, as it plays a key role in how well it fits the contours of your head.

Is putting your hair in a claw clip good?
Claw clips are a popular hair accessory known for their versatility and ease of use, allowing us to create a variety of hairstyles effortlessly. Many people rely on them as their go-to accessory for daily styling. But is it safe to wear a claw clip every day? The answer is yes, provided you choose a non-damaging option.

Unlike plastic hair ties, which can cause breakage and split ends, our Esse claw clips are handcrafted from sustainable cellulose acetate. This material is both strong and flexible, with polished edges that glide smoothly through your hair without causing damage.

Are claw clips classy?
Absolutely! Not only are claw clips chic and elevate any outfit, but they are a hair-friendly alternative to elastic bands. Unlike elastic bands, which can cause breakage due to excessive tension on the hair, claw clips provide a gentler hold.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews

I have A LOT of hair - it’s very long and very bushy - and although I loved the way claw clips looked I was never able to get all of my hair into one, even large sizes, from other boutiques, the chemist, the supermarket… you name it. Then I found Silkre on Instagram and became OBSESSED by the gorgeous designs and the promise of actually being able to wear a claw clip successfully! I bought the oyster colour and black in XL and let me tell you, they do not disappoint. They look incredible, don’t scratch, snag or pinch, and easily managed to put my hair up - something no claw clip before has been able to do! If you’re a long/thick haired girlie - BUY THESE. You won’t regret it!

My Mahana Island hair THANKS YOU TINA!! 😭💗

Okay so like I’m a Samoan sister that has beautiful thick looooong hair .. I came across silkre on tiktok and thought ‘yeah right, nothing holds my hair up’. Until it got warmer here in Melbourne and I was sick of using hair ties, and gave my claw lip a go. Didn’t even last 5 minutes and I quickly used a hair tie. So then I brought 2x of the Esse Claw Clip in XL from silkre. It arrived, still I was sceptical looking at it. I put my hair up, opened the clip and OMG my hair has NEVER I mean NEVER felt so secure in a claw clip!! 😭😭😭

Thank you so so so much Tina for creating Silkre!! I’ll be ordering more and tell all my Samoan/Tongan sisters out there about you because this is saving LIVES! I’m currently writing this and still in disbelief that my hair is being held with a claw clip, like whatttttt?! 😍

If you’re contemplating. DON’T! Make your order now! And the quality is NEK LEVEL!

Much Alofas!

Haylee I'm grinning from ear to ear right now, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am beyond happy to know that the Esse clip is serving you well


I love love love these clips. Finally someone who understands the pain of having a lot of hair. Love the colours. Would love a teal colour!!!!

Best clips I’ve EVER had

The claw clips are possibly the best I’ve ever had. Dont waste money getting cheap versions from the shops, invest because it’s so worth it. I have long thick hair and they’re the only ones to hold it all. Also, the flexibility in them doesn’t feel cheap and nasty.

Liz W
Gorgeous & Durable

I’m your typa girl that keeps only select few clips. This one’s now my main clip I rely on to work every day!! Durable and reliable while working on cars 8+ hours daily in all sorts of conditions. Can’t fault anything, just get your hands on one. Looking forward to getting the littler version for the cute half up-do on days out.