When I have time, I flat iron or curl my hair.
But I’ll admit that most days, if I’m just working from home and the only people who will see me are family and possibly the crossing guard at school pick up, I either braid my hair or toss it into a bun.
Regular bobby pins don’t do a whole lot in my hair. I either need approximately 237 to hold my bun in place or they don’t stay anyway.
Even a messy bun, made with just a hair tie, often doesn’t stay and ends up looking too messy. You know there’s a difference between a cute messy bun and a messy bun that looks like you slept with your hair like that and dashed out the door after a night of tossing and turning.
That’s why I love spin pins.
With two (or sometimes even just one), my hair stays in a bun all day. You can either make a neat bun with these or you can create your messy bun and then use spin pins to hold it in place.
They look like twisted corkscrew-like bobby pins. You can get them in different colors to match your hair but you don’t usually see them at all or maybe just the very top of it, so I’ve never paid much attention to the color of my spin pin.
Once you have your hair in the bun you want, you simply place the open end of the spin pin into the edge of the bun and against your scalp and twist it down into the bun. Place a second one into another part of your bun, depending on what area seems like it might need a little more hold.
To take your bun down, grab the top of the spin pin and twist up in the opposite direction.
Spin pins are a great way to wear a bun without getting a bobby pin headache.
Sharing a video I made a few years ago for The Soccer Moms, so you can see how easy it is.
You can get spin pins at Walmart, Target, or on Amazon. No affiliate links are used in this post- simply sharing how to use spin pins for a headache-free bun. Spin pins are easier to use on thicker hair. If you’re creating a small bun, try the smaller size of spin pins.