You guys. When I scoured through the web to find you a killer Weekend Beauty Tip, I just couldn’t stop reading this one. So I had to share.
Bobby pins hold our hair in place so we don’t have to. That’s all we really know about these little guys. But the secret truth is that they have so much more to offer. I scrolled through Cosmo’s site and did some digging, and I’m giving you my top picks. Here are 7 super-easy tips to boost your bobby-pin game. You never knew bobby pins could be so fun and save your style at the same time, right?
1. OBVI: PUT THEM IN CORRECTLY
A lot of us (including me!) used to put in our bobby pins straight-side down. I used to believe that the squiggly side went on top to blend with hair texture. Not the case! The squiggly side always goes down in order to keep a firmer grip!
2. STORE THEM IN A TIC-TAC BOX
Never lose your pins again with this genius storage idea. The size is perfect, you can see the color of the pins you’re using, and they can fit in your purse instead of a large tackle-box kind of beauty container we all used in the 90s. (It’s time to retire the caboodles, ladies.)
3. SPRAY THEM DOWN
Spray some Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo on a pin to give the bobby pin extra grip. If you have really fine hair or hair that doesn’t stay in pins very well, this tip offers some amazing hold.
4. HIDE THEM AWAY
Cosmo explains this one perfectly: “If you’re looking for a way to pull back the sides of your hair but don’t want the pins to show, try this simple technique: insert a bobby pin with the open end pointing toward your face and in the opposite direction of the section you’re pinning back. If one bobby pin isn’t strong enough, try using a larger one or reinforce it with a second pin right below.”
5. OR…GIVE THEM THE SPOTLIGHT!
Usually we think of keeping our bobby pins in the shadows. We want them hidden so our hair can shine in the spotlight. Although that’s a great method for traditional hairstyles, using bobby pins as hair-art is a big style trend that’s growing in popularity. So if you feel like your hair has been boring or blah lately, throw some colored bobby pins in and create a fun, geometrical look. Let those pins have the spotlight for a change!
6. LET THEM TAKE YOUR PONY TO NEW HEIGHTS
We all struggle to create the perfect pony. Let bobby pins transform the way you throw your hair up! Cosmo says, “once you’ve put your hair in a ponytail, insert two or three bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail and flip it over for a fuller look that won’t sag or droop.”
7. LET YOUR BRAID GO TIE-LESS
Tie your hair in a small knot into the bottom of your braid. Slide bobby pin upwards to secure a hold. No more unsightly hair ties at the bottom of your braid!
And there you have it. Never knew bobby pins were all the rave, right? #lifechanged
Merry Weekend everyone, and happy bobby pinning!
*Kudos, love and credit go to cosmopolitan.com for these awesome bobby pin ideas and pics. To see the full article and other ideas, go here.