Even though bobby pins have been an indispensable part of every girl’s beauty kit, it is only recently that wearing them as ‘visible’ hair accessories has become a trend. And we love it! Why? Because using bobby pins as hair accessories ensures that your hair stays in place all day long while looking super chic.
But if you have thin or very thick hair then getting the bobby pins to stay in place without sliding down every five minutes can be a bit of a struggle. Agree? Well, lucky for you, we have some neat tips you can follow to make this pesky problem a thing of the past. Read on to find out what they are…
- 01. Pick quality pins
- 02. Insert them the right way
- 03. Avoid cramming too much hair into one pin
- 04. Use a hair spray
01. Pick quality pins
The first tip to making sure your bobby pins stay in place all day is to ensure that you use good quality pins. This is because quality pins have better strength, which plays a major role in keeping your pins from budging.
02. Insert them the right way
A lot of times, when you feel like your bobby pin just never seems to stay in place despite investing in the right ones, then the problem could be with the way you are putting it in. Always ensure that the wavy side of the bobby pins is facing down, towards your scalp and not the other way round. This is because the ridges are meant to keep the pin in place, and works better when they’re placed facing downwards.
03. Avoid cramming too much hair into one pin
Always remember this tip when using bobby pins next time – it can only hold hair that can fit into the fork at the top of the pin. When you open the pin-up to cram more hair thinking that is what will help it stay in place, then unfortunately, you’re doing the exact opposite. This is because cramming too much hair puts pressure on the pin and forces it to open up and prevents it from staying in place.
04. Use a hair spray
A little trick that will definitely help make this task a lot easier is to spray your hair with a little bit of product such as a texturizing spray or even dry shampoo to instantly improve the hold and ensure that the bobby pins stay put for a longer period.