How to Use Bobby Pins: A Beginner’s Guide

by Ulrika Edler

How to Use Bobby Pins: A Beginner’s Guide

Learning how to use bobby pins correctly can be trickier than you think. If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to keep your updo in place, check out these tips and tricks. Before long, you’ll know how to keep your hair exactly where you want it, no matter how windy it is outside.

How to Use Bobby Pins

We know how annoying it is when you make a nice updo that starts to fall apart after only a few minutes. Then you have to use so many bobby pins that it’s impossible to hide them. But don’t worry; these tips will teach you how to use bobby pins properly, so you can avoid these issues and keep your updo in place all day long.

Bobby Pins: Tip 1

Shop Smart
Buy the right bobby pins! There is a huge difference between a quality bobby pin and a cheap one. Once you´ve felt the difference you’ll understand. You’ll find high-quality pins on Sally Beauty, for example. Also look for matte ones; they have a better grip and don’t shine so they´ll be more invisible in the updo.

Bobby Pins: Tip 2

Heads Up
The debate is over! Turn the bobby pin so the wavy side is against your head, this gives the pin a much better grip.

Bobby Pins: Tip 3

Get a Grip
Spray the bobby pins with dry shampoo, hairspray, or texturizing spray before using them in your updo. This gives the bobby pins a better grip on the hair and helps them stay in place.

Bobby Pins: Tip 4

Double Down
Cross two bobby pins over each other for extra hold. This is a great trick to help any updo stay in place!

For more hair tricks and tips like this, visit Ulrika’s blog at Yet Another Beauty Site.

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