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Midnight Blue Spin

I had several important meetings today. So to look professional, I pulled my hair back into a bun. I used the Goody Spin Pins. While my shorter layers poke out of the center of the bun after me having them in all day, they still managed to hold my hair in place comfortably. I didn’t get a headache with my hair like this. I honestly love these things. I think they’re fantastic.

They’re very easy to apply. I just spin my hair into a bun, a bit looser than I used to, actually. Then I put one spin pin through my hair where the end of my hair is. I put the other at about a 90 degree angle to the other one. However, my hair is thin enough that I can use just one to hold a bun in place.

Have you tried the spin pins? I know I’ve mentioned them in my blog before, but I wasn’t sure if everyone else loved them :)

To be clear, I purchased these for myself back in June or July, after my friend Corinne recommended them to me.

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    • http://eyeconicmakeup.blogspot.com/ Heather / Eyeconic

      I have been wanting to try these for so long, I don’t know why I haven’t yet. I’ll swing by Walgreens tomorrow after work and get them :D

      • Phyrra

        I thought they were silly until my friend Corinne came over and tried them in my hair.

    • http://kelleyriemakeup.blogspot.com/ kelley

      I love these! perfect for a no fuss cute look. I have temporarily misplaced mine though

      • Phyrra

        They’re definitely useful

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      I’ve seen them and wondered if they’d work in my hair. I’m really tired of getting these hair do-hickies and they don’t work for me. :(

      • Phyrra

        Most things don’t work in mine, either. I have fine straight hair, it’s not very thick. Sometimes I can’t even get barrettes to stay in my hair! These spin pins stay in though.

    • Boopers

      I recently saw a commercial for them and I’m dying to try them. I have a lot of hair though and I wonder if they’ll really help hold my hair in a bun.

      • Phyrra

        I don’t have thick hair, so I can’t really say. I do feel like they work really well in my fine, straight hair.

    • keijukainen

      Somebody needs to sell those in Finland too! Looks so handy and I like that kind of loosened bun you did. How do you put that in your hair though?

      • Phyrra

        You twist your hair into a bun, and then you poke the swirl pin in and twist it into your hair, kind of like you twist in a wine opener into a wine cork.

    • http://www.emybloom.com Gemma

      My mum had some back when I was in high school (so argh 10 years ago now). They were great with my then long hair – so little hassle for nice looks and without pain.

      • Phyrra

        Oh wow, I didn’t know they existed before this year!

    • Therese

      A friend got me some and I’m waiting for them to turn up..lol..I love good maildays;)

      • Phyrra

        Yay! That’s awesome!

    • http://alotofcontestsandsuch.blogspot.com Nessa

      I have them and I love ‘em. Wearing one today actually. They are so easy to use and I put some cute clips or bobby pins with flowers around the bun.

      • Phyrra

        Aww Cute!

    • http://www.twitter.com/pretty_serious Lena

      I can’t wait until my hair gets long enough to wear in a bun again. Agghhh! So hard to let it grow! Must…fight…desire…for bob!

      • Phyrra

        I usually do a mini bun on each side of my head when my hair is shorter.

    • Bronwyn

      I’m wary of Goody’s products – I’ve lost track of how much I’ve spent on “handy” items to keep my wavy, unruly hair under control only to be very disappointed. The latest is their volumizing comb, which looked like it would work rather well as it’s basically a bump-it with a comb to keep it in place.
      Falls right out, even after I’ve pinned my hair into place around it. SO disappointing.

      Do the Spin Pins take any ‘tricks’ or lots of practice?
      (My minimal-fuss method is to use a French Twist comb when I need my hair back and up, but there are a lot of straggler pieces that need to be bobby-pinned down – I have just-about-shoulder length hair with layers around my face.) I would love an alternative to a basic ponytail.

      • Phyrra

        It was really easy for me. The first time I tried it i got it to work. I’ve had problems with other hair tools in the past, though. For this, I just twist it into a bun, and twirl the pin through my bun.

    • http://icosmeticrn.blogspot.com/ icosmeticRN

      I have these and I love them too!! they keep my long black layered hair in perfect bun!!

      • Phyrra

        Yay! I’m glad you like them, too!

    • http://girlydrinksandparlourgames.blogspot.com/ Abbey

      Oooh. My hair’s finally getting long enough to put up in a bun. I’ll have to watch for these in Canada.

      • Phyrra

        I bet they’d look fab on ya!