These hair clips remind me of my mother's old "stick barrette" that she used to wear a lot in the 80's. It was an egg shape piece of thick leather with a hole punched in both ends for the wooden stick to go through. She did the "tails up" style with it.
At last I have found a solution to the problem of heavy hair wrecking the cascading curls style. Follow the directions for this post, but then add a flexi-clip above the pull-through for added stability.
I like these hair clips because they are useful for common every day hairstyles. They are quick and easy and make a simple style look nice.