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Styling with Bobby Pins

Woman using bobby pins

Styling with Bobby Pins

Woman using bobby pins

Bobby pins are a beauty tool that actually have countless uses, however, most of us continue to utilize them in the same couple of ways.  Because of their incredible versatility we wanted to get you thinking outside the box with your bobby pin use, so we’re breaking down a few of our must-know styling tips to using bobby pins differently.

You’ve Probably Been Using Them Wrong
Maybe you’ve seen the images floating around on Pinterest and Facebook, but maybe you haven’t.  There are a ton of images going around sharing that many of us have actually been using bobby pins the wrong way this whole time.  You’ve probably been putting your bobby pins in with the wavy side facing up (away from your scalp). Well… the wavy side is actually supposed to be against your scalp!  Shocked as we were?  Because the wavy side has more texture the bobby pins are less likely to move around and more likely to stay put!

Spray the Bobby Pin
Feel like your bobby pins just don’t stay in place?  Even if you put the wavy side down?  Many hair experts suggest spraying the actual bobby pin before you insert it into your hair.  Most hairstylists suggest spraying the pins with a dry shampoo, hair spray, or texturizing spray to help the bobby pin have a little extra holding ability.

Use Them to Get a Perky Ponytail
Ever wonder how celebs have those gorgeous perky ponytails but when you try to achieve it your ponytail is less than perky?  The trick is using bobby pins to hold the ponytail up!  Achieve this look by pulling your hair back into a ponytail then flipping the ponytail over and securing bobby pins facing towards the crown of your head through the elastic band.  This adds some of the height and keeps your hair in place.

Lock the Pins In
Many hairstylists suggest ‘locking’ the bobby pins into your hair to ensure they stay put.  To use this locking method you point the open end of the bobby pin against the direction of your hair, then place a bobby pin facing the same direction as your hair.  Placing bobby pins in this way should also result in not being able to see the actual pins in your hair.

There are many other ways to use bobby pins, the capabilities of these pins really are limitless!  Because of their versatility many hairstylists use them in ‘hidden’ ways to style hair.  Additionally, the fact that you’re able to get bobby pins in colors that closely match the color of your hair they can go completely unnoticed!  Talk about a win-win, right?  Often times the biggest struggle with bobby pins is keeping them in place, but with these expert-approved tips, you’re sure to be able to style your hair with bobby pins in a way that keeps them in place all day long.  Say goodbye to bobby pin frustration and hello to hair in place!

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