Claw Clips Are Back!

If you grew up in the ‘00s, you’re likely more familiar with hair ties and those skinny headbands to keep your strands at bay. Big scrunchies and large hair clips were so ‘80s and ‘90s—something we only saw in old photos alongside crop tops and mom jeans. That is until now.

Claw clips, large scrunchies, and colorful barrettes are back! And we’re here for it. With all the fun patterns, materials, and colors, throwing our hair up in a messy bun or ponytail has never been so exciting.

Here are a few of our very favorite brands creating sustainable clips and scrunchies, so you can wear them now and for decades to come—because ultimately, you get to choose what’s in style. And comfortable, sustainable hair accessories? Well, those are always in season.

Look for more ways to style your hair? Try these ethical hair extensions.

1. Oversized Satin Scrunchies | Room Shop

Room Shop is a small batch company based in Philadelphia, PA. The team makes scrunchies out of recycled, and deadstock scrap ends or discontinued fabric. Snag a giant satin scrunchie for the perfect statement accessory.

Shop | $12+ 

2. Hair Clips | Wolf & Moon

If you’d rather clip it than throw it back, Wolf & Moon has the most modern and elegant hair accessories, all handcrafted by a small team of makers in London. Each design is unique and made with recycled acrylic, then shipped in an organic cotton gift pouch. International shipping options available. 

Shop | £30+

3. Malala Scrunchie | Hara

A slightly elevated take on the classic scrunchie, the Malala scrunchie offers a touch of simple sophistication. It’s made from OEKO-TEX 100 approved organic bamboo fabric, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Malala Fund. Save when you buy more than one!

Shop | $15+ 

4. Claw Clips | Kōv

This woman-founded brand in Toronto, Canada specializes in sustainable and chic claw clips, using cellulose acetate, a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic. What we love most is the options for different hair types, so whether you have fine or thick strands, there’s a claw clip option for you! Oh, and the hairpins? So cute.

Shop | $20+ 

5. Checkered Scrunchies | WRAY

While WRAY has many fun printed hair accessories, the checkered scrunchie is what’s caught our eye. Talk about blending past and present trends. Match it with the brand’s masks or linen blend robe for a complete look. All WRAY garments are fair trade and made with closed-loop systems and sustainable practices.

Shop | $16+ 

6. Upcycled Colorblock Scrunchie | For Days

For a truly affordable and recycled option, the upcycled scrunchies from For Days offer a pop of color—for your hair or wrist. The brand makes these hair ties using extra elastic from masks and excess fabric from their organic cotton tee production. Dyes are nontoxic, and the brand uses a closed-loop SWAP system—meaning you can send your scrunchie back once it’s stretched beyond use (learn more here).

Shop | $5

7. Butterfly Claw Clips | MLE

Remember the butterfly clips of our younger years? MLE offers a modern take. Most of these eco-friendly hair pieces are made-to-order in NYC by a skilled and experienced team of craftswomen, including founder Li Mandri, a third-generation designer. If you’d prefer something a bit more simple, the brand makes sushi clips as well.

Shop | $14+ 

Featured image via Wray

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