(Closed) Spin pins!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

YES.

I have these and I LOVE them. I don’t use them often (I don’t wear my hair up), but my massive amount of long/thick/tons of hair is fine with a set of these and nothing else.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes!  I never do anything fancy with them.  My hair is long and thick so a half pony tail doesn’t work if I want to pop in the shower without washing my hair.  I use them for that all the time.  I’ve also thrown my hair up for a dance class.  The two long ones are enough, but I’ve thrown in a 3rd shorter one for dance.  You’ll probably need a bobby pin or two for the ends.  I usually just don’t care if it sticks out after a while.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NYBubblesBee:  Just the two regular sized ones. You really wouldn’t be able to use more than that, since they are not supposed to lock together.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Spin pins are great and they really work!  I have really really thick hair and when I first bought them I wasn’t confident that they would actually hold up my hair.  Two long ones worked for me, but now I use one long one and three short ones because I lost one of the long ones and bought the short ones which come in a pack of three.  I also use a few bobby pins to tuck in some random pieces that stick out.  

If it isn’t working well give it a few more tries.  I find that sometimes I don’t get the right hold and my bun starts getting loose in a few minutes (maybe I didn’t get the right twist in my hair or the pins didn’t hold enough of the hair), in that case I just try again.  When it’s done right the bun holds all day long and could probably weather a storm!  Lastly, you probably already know that freshly washed hair is more slippery so hair that hasn’t been washed for at least a day holds best.  Good luck!

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@NYBubblesBee:  I’m a gymnastics coach and I do a bun about 4 times a week. I have long (Below brest level) hair and it holds all day with 1 long pin… I sometimes put two because they are sitting next to each other, but they work great!!!

Post # 10
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6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have them and must fail at using them my hair is super thick and they so do not work for me…

Post # 11
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5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you need a new hair stylist. That kind of style looks like it would be perfect for longer thicker hair (which I have also). It looks fairly simple–I would find a new stylist. 

Post # 13
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5405 posts
Bee Keeper

@NYBubblesBee:  ughhhh. I would prob just tell your Mother-In-Law that she couldn’t do it and so you’re finding someone who can (in nicer words). I mean I get that’s her friend but wedding pictures are forever!

Post # 14
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10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@BlondeMissMolly:  +1

Sometimes when a pin gets put into my hair it goes flying out, but my hairdresser still did a nice job!

I think the spin pins would help though, even with a great hairdresser.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@NYBubblesBee:  If you’re really not happy with how this woman does your hair I would try and nicely find a way to go to someone else.

For my friends wedding the whole bridal party went to her mother’s friend for our hairstyles and no matter what we told her we wanted she pretty much said no and just did whatever she wanted. So myself, the bride, and one bridesmaid all ended up with curls half up/half down (I felt a little like a poodle) and the younger bridesmaid ended up with a french twist because the stylist decided her hair was too long and too fine to curl.

We each had to pay her $40 for our hair, which wasn’t bad but I still would have liked to get my hair done the way I wanted it not the way she said I had to have it.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I love spin pins! I’ve used them for a few years now, so I’ve seen how they work for different length hair and in different styles. I did the exact hair style you want for a formal last year, it took two of the normal sized spin pins and three regular bobby pins to get that touseled look. For work, I usually just use one spin pin to hold up a french twist. My hair is medium length (about an inch above my bra strap), thick (so thick that if I’m not careful about sweeping before I vaccumm, it’ll catch and break the vaccumm) and has a bit of wave.

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