I bought a few of these in a store recently. Even on sale, it was more than I had ever paid for a jaw clip in my life. I consider these sort of clips to be disposable so I usually don't pay more than a couple dollars. They often break easily or I lose them, so why spend the money?
But let me tell you, I am grateful to have found this brand and I will purchase again, full price. The reason: this clip holds my hair in my place without pulling, or digging into my scalp, and it's DURABLE. I have long, thick, fine hair, more than halfway down my back. I sometimes clip it to the back of my head in a messy bun. My previous "go to" clip would irritate me after probably 15 minutes and I'd have to take it down, scratch, put it back up again not as tight so it didn't dig into my scalp.
I have never had that problem with France Luxe clips. I forget it's there. No pain, no pulling. I can clip it as close to my scalp as possible and forget it's there! I know that may sound frivolous, but I write for a living, and when I write I get irritated easily by distractions. Like, when my long hair is flying around in my face for some reason (draft in the room, bad hair day...) I clip it. And it's insanely irritating when that clip hurts my head and distracts from my work. I don't have to worry about that with France Luxe. I haven't tried this clip at the gym yet (I usually use a ponytail holder) but I will soon. I think it'll work.
The durability of this clip is what inspired me to leave this review today. I didn't realize I had one of these clips in the bottom of my carry-on bag. I took a long, round-trip flight and that bag got banged around, smooshed under the seat in front of me for hours. I had no idea until I got home that a France Luxe clip had been at the bottom of the bag the whole time. One of my other clips would've been chipped or smashed into pieces, but the France Luxe clip is still intact and working perfectly. I'm not saying it would withstand being stepped on (lost clips under my husband's shoes more than once) or hit with a hammer or whatever, but the fact that it withstood my recent trip means it can handle more than your average wear and tear.
In short, I love these clips and will only purchase them in the future.
Oh, and they're also very pretty. :)