I am very surprised that this works! I was confused with the directions so I watched some videos on youtube and it is super easy and holds my thick, layered, hair up all day! Great idea to keep hair up without using my old ponytail holders that I would have to redo 3 or 4 times a day!
This is a great product, and while U.S.$5.99 seemed like a lot to pay for two pins it was absolutely worth every penny. I have been dancing since age 4, and pulling my hair up into a reasonably secure and attractive bun never stopped being an awful, 20-minute trial that made me question my own competence. The spin pins reduce this process to 20 ridiculously easy seconds.
I have long, layered hair. Hair stylists always comment that while each hair is actually quite fine and slippery, I have a LOT of hair on my head. This means that it often defeats even the most secure mechanisms for keeping it swept up nicely. If I insert the spin pins securely, they hold all my layers in securely for around 4 active hours without the aid of any other product (i.e. hairspray, gel, pins, etc.). After than, it literally only takes another 20 seconds to redo the bun, even for an incompetent like myself.
One thing to note: the spin pins will only secure whatever quality of bun you have formed before inserting them. Twist your hair into a tight, no-nonsense bun and they will secure it. But twist your hair into a looser or uneven bun and the results will be both messier and much shorter lasting.
These are miracle devices! I love them. They truly have the power of like 20 bobby pins or more. My hair is semi thick and I have a lot of it. I don't usually even bother with bobby pins. I can get a bun to hold with just 2 spin pins. They are amazing. I bought 4 sets in case I want to do multiple buns. I rated the packaging low because it is overkill and wasteful.
I think these are a fun idea, and will probably work for most girls, but I don't seem to have enough hair for them, or at least my hair is not thick enough. You can see both pins after I spin them in, and even though they hold up the hair, it feels really loose and feels like it can come out at any second.
I'm not crazy about the spin pin. I have medium length, thick hair and I just can't get it all to stay in the pins. Maybe I'm not doing it correctly? I've played around with it but my hair always ends up falling out after 30 minutes to an hour. However, I like the pins even though they don't work that well. I often put my wet hair in them and let it air dry. I have to redo the bun every hour or so, but when my hair is mostly dry, I have pretty waves. I also do a lot of half up buns with the pins. They don't stay in all day but for only half of my hair, they hold up pretty well. I think maybe more pins would hold my hair up more.
Awesome product! It took me forever to get one as all of my local Targets and Walmarts were sold out of the blond one for weeks.
This is so handy and does exactly what it says it does. You spin those pins in on opposite sides of your bun close to your head, and you have a secure bun. I have used this for a low bun to wear to work a couple times now. Everyone always asks me how I did it without bobby pins all over the back of my head.
i just bought these at walmart for just under $7CND. i personally think it's over priced for such a small simple product. the packaging is over done and could be much more simple/economical. this was so easy to use. i simply gathered all my hair at the top of my head and twisted until i couldnt twist anymore and screwed these in. i didnt even have to tuck the end of my 'pony tail' into the bun prior to inserting the screws.i now have a very secure feeling bun... i love it. this is great for summer and super easy to use! would def recommend!
its very easy to sleep with these pins in my hair. i prefer to sleep in a high bun rather than have my hair loose and these are perfect. they dont bother me or poke into my head..
I *love* these. Seriously, you have no idea. I have hair more than halfway down my back and even though it is fine, I have a lot of it. I only need 1 spiral to keep my bun in place all day ( and night since I use it to keep my hair back while sleeping). I like that it doesn't pull my hair too tightly, but does keep it in place without having to fix it throughout the day. It doesn't snag my hair or get tangled and doesn't poke my head when laying down or against the headrest in the car.
I got my for about $5 or $6 for 2 at Target and it was more than worth it. I would most definitely repurchase!
I was so excited about this stuff...But I have really thick, medium length hair so never even thought to buy it. I read sooo many reviews where people said that it would even work on "very thick" hair. *sigh* I jumped to the store with this false hope, came running home, did exactly as I had seen so many people do annnnd....my bun flopped. Literally. *sigh*...this really isn't good for very thick hair. I even tried four together and it was less than satisfactory. Oh well - it worked great for my mom whose hair is less heavy than mine. Gave them to her. Will not repurchase.
just bought the Spin Pin yesterday and immediately tried them out. After some trial and error, I was able to get it right and once it's in correctly, it does stay in and hold the bun for as long as you need to hold the style in place.
My hair is long, just past my should blades. It also has some layers that are growing out at the moment. I have Asian hair, medium thickness. What I have tried that works for me is to form a ponytail and twist it. Then form a bun with the twisted ponytail. Once you have the bun, make sure that you position the pin between your scalp and the top of the bun making sure that the some of the hair on your scalp and the bun are in the pin. Then screw in the pin making sure that you're screwing towards your scalp and not outward, otherwise the pin won't hold. Do the same thing for the bottom pin. You will get some fall out if you have a lot layers.. But it adds to the "messy" bun look. =)
The key here is to make sure the pins are grabbing onto something that it will act as an anchor. If you are screwing in the pin just in the bun, then it won't hold because there's nothing to anchor the bun. Like if you are putting in curlers into your hair. You have to put a pin in to secure the curler at the base so some of that pin is attach to the hair on your scalp. If you just secured it from the top then the curler falls. Some idea with the spin pin.
I hope this helps. As I am writing this my bun has held up for about 5 hours or so..
It is an expensive product.. I would repurchase because I think the concept is great.. but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a cheaper product that does the same thing.