I have no idea when Spin Pins became a thing. Since then, other companies have come out with their own versions of the product. Each brand has its own specific name because of the obvious, but the product is essentially the same – an oversized, badass, corkscrew bobby pin. And really, just like the Turbie Twist, I don’t know why I took so long to adopt their usage.
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Spin Pins
When I just need my hair out of my face, I’d usually reach for an un-glamorous but entirely effective octo-jaw clip. I adore the things, but I am hard on them; springs get murdered, teeth snapped off when haphazardly thrown into my crowded purse. Out of curiosity, I picked up a two-pack of Goody Spin Pins. Since then, I’ve purchased another set (with 8 for the same price as Goody’s two) from Amazon from a different manufacturer and I love them all the same. Why?
- They’re small. They take up way less room in a purse than a giant clip.
- They’re durable. I’ve never had one break on me.
- They do a better job than conventional bobby pins.
- For my hair, one usually does the job.
- Occasionally I’ll employ two if I’m Not Fucking Around.
I use them primarily to secure haphazard buns and half-assed french twists (remember, I am styling inept) and I’ve never had one need to be readjusted once it has been secured yet. I love these damn things.
The Bottom Line
I’d recommend to anyone who has hair that needs to be secured. Forget annoying traditional bobby pins whose personal mission it is to get lost and be a pain in the ass. Have you ever secured long hair into a bun just with bobby pins? It’s the worst. This takes two seconds and is reliable.