Product Type: Goody hair care products
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Spin your hair up!
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins
Member Name: pink_glitter
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins
Advantages: cheap, hold even long, thick hair in place, easy to use
I first saw Spin Pins (or at least something very similar to them) on a YouTube hair tutorial around a year and a half ago. I thought they sounded like a great idea but I couldn't find anything like them for sale in the UK. I was therefore absolutely delighted, when waiting for a flight, I found them in the little Claire's Accessories at the airport. I've owned them for about three months now and I get a huge amount of use from them, so thought I'd share my experience.
The spin pins are manufactured by Goody and look like bobby pins which have been twisted. The benefit of using these pins over the standard bobby pin is simply that they have so much more hold - in fact just one of these pins is said to have the hold of 20 bobby pins. My hair is not only long but very thick, so I have always had a problem putting it up into any style other than a simple pony tail as it would fall and droop. Even something as simple as a bun used to take a huge amount of time and pins to keep in place, so this product really appealed to me.
You get two pins in a box and there are instructions and suggested hair styles printed onto the box. The pins come in brown and blonde (there may be more colour options but these are the only ones I've seen), so that you can match the pin colour to your hair, hopefully minimising the chance of the pins being seen.
To use these you simply put your hair up into whatever style you fancy (suggested ones on the box are a bun, side bun or top knot), then twist the pin - which is a couple of inches long - clockwise into the hair. They twist in really easily and the ends are covered with a rubbery material so they don't hurt the head. I most often use these to hold my hair into a bun - a style which used to take me hours, but can be done in minutes with the aid of these pins. Once they're in you can't see them and just the two pins are required to keep my thick hair in place.
Aside from how quickly I can now do my hair, the other great thing about these is the hold. If I use these pins, my hair never droops or falls out, or looks like it has collapsed - it will last in the style I choose until the end of the night - something no other product has ever managed! To remove the pins afterwards you just untwist them anti-clockwise.
I paid £4.99 for these from Claire's Accessories, they are also available from Boots for the same price.
Overall, I would strongly recommend these. If you have thick hair or you find your hair doesn't stay up they are fabulous. They really hold the hair, they're simple to use and are reasonably priced too. 100% recommended.
Summary: I couldn't imagine being without these now!