I thought these were going to be great, but I couldn't seem to get the hang of them. I will stick to regular bobby pins and hair ties.
I have bra strap length hair, which is very thick and curly. I have a hard time keeping buns in place with bobby pins, so every now and then I break out the Spin Pins. If I twist my hair into a small, tight bun, I can get by with only 2, but the bun is kind of "loose" on my head and the sides start to come out of the pins. It's hard to "catch" all the layers of my hair when I insert the pins, so it usually takes a couple of tries to get the bun to stay in place. However - despite my technical difficulties with Spin Pins - I still think this is a 4-lipstick product. Anyone with a lot of hair knows that bobby pins are disposable; I use a bobby once or twice and have to throw it away because it gets so stretched out. The Spin Pins don't really change after I use them...they look exactly like when I took them out of the box. And, once you get the hang of it, I think they're faster and a little easier to use than lots of bobby pins. I'm actually planning on buying another set to keep in my workout bag, and maybe a set of the mini Spin Pins for the sides of my bun that like to fall out!
I had always wanted to try these pins but the price has put me off. Today I stopped into the Dollar Tree and found them being sold for the whopping price of 1 buck! So I scooped one up and had that package open about 5 seconds after getting in the car.
The directions are easy, gather up hair in a pony, no elastic needed and twist. 1 pin twists in the top and 1 in the bottom, careful not to cross. 5 seconds to a secure bun! The bun isn't really my style so I did a loose twist, low on the side and pinned and it was so cute!! I went back and bought several more, for me and friends and my niece.
I have thin, wavy/curly hair. This product holds very well. Easy in and easy out.
I have frizzy, knotty, incredibly difficult hair so I anticipated some problems in getting these pins to spin in. Lo and behold. I can't believe how easy it was to get them in and out, and how secure and comfortable they feel, unlike hair clips that are tight, pull your hair and also easily visible.
I have yet to try this on other styles apart from a high bun, but since this is my usual style, I'm quite happy even with this.
whoa! i literally JUST bought these an hour ago, and already i'm in love. i have *extremely* long, thick, wavy hair in layers (with bangs) and i just this moment twisted my hair into a bun on top of my head (not even with a hair tie to make a ponytail first!), screwed these things in, and it's the most secure, comfortable, EASY bun i've ever had. usually when i put my hair up in a bun it's rather an ordeal with hair ties (usually they're not stretchy enough for my thick hair and they snap on me, even the good ones)- i usually have to put it up and take it down a number of times to get a really secure bun that also doesn't look ridiculous. my hair goes down to my hips, and, as i said, is quite thick (not coarse, not fine, but medium- but very thick) and these things are holding firm even if i bop my head around a bunch like i'm rockin' out to some good music or something. plus, my bun looks really natural. i didn't brush my hair out before putting it up (it was in a side braid that i'd slept in before i put it up) but it looks so cute and effortless. already i adore these things- the one bad thing is i'll have to be sure to keep track of them- they aren't cheap! i got them at a steep discount at walgreens (i used some points i'd racked up and spent $5 of my points towards them so they were only $2.something)- $7.something seems a liiiiittle steep for what amounts to two twisted pieces of wire, but hell- you can't find anything else like these out there, so i'd say it's worth it.
Estoy encantada con estas horquillas para el pelo, aunque todavía no se me ocurren mas look que un rodete clásico, son geniales porque agarran el pelo con seguridad, son fuertes (no son de plástico) y alcanza con dos para sujetar toooodo el pelo.
I LOVE Spin Pins!! I buy them at Walmart because its the only place I could find them for blonde hair and they're cheaper there. They take a bit to get a hang of but they make the most secure buns once you know how best to place them. I have long, thick, heavily layered and very slippery fine hair. Without spin pins, buns are not a possibility for me.
Make sure to tuck all your ends in tight before you start spinning!
Easy to use and hold well when you twist the second pin across the first. Very handy when you have a messy bun you want to have secured.
I love these. I have thick, coarse, wild, wavy dark hair, and styling it is a nightmare. I typically stick with buns because they are easy, but I started to worry about breakage from elastics. I tried these out (the brunette pins) and they are great. They are pretty much invisible in my hair and they stay in forever - much more effective than hairpins. Of course, you may have a piece fall out of the bun every once in a while (when I used elastics, I'd just tuck it back in) but they are easy to use and I am able to get my hair to stay up in them pretty much all the time. They are not cheap but they've lasted me a while, and if I ever lose one or both I will go a buy another set. I don't know how they would work for fine hair but for thick (and sadly, somewhat naturally stiff) hair, these are very effective.
I love these. I have very fine hair, so for a neat bun I need four. I think the key to using these and having them stay is to twist your hair VERY tightly before you form a bun. For a low bun I divide my hair in two and twist the sections around each other many times until it's a very tight twist. Then I form a bun, twist these in , and I have a bun that lasts a whole ballet class. These also make great high buns. Love. I also think its cool to spin the pins into one another for easy storage so they don't roll all over the place.