Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awesome Hair Accessory: Spin Pins

I like having long hair, but to be honest, I like to keep it away from my face. I usually put it in a pony tail or a bun - to keep it simple and effective. There are elastic headbands (ponytail holders) and hair clips all over my room, but there's also a problem. Headbands tend to squish my hair and clips can't hold my bun for a very long time. Now I've found the perfect tool for my more or less messy buns.



I can't remember where I heard of this thingy, but I know that it's originally made by Goody. I've never seen this kind of hair accessories here in Slovenia, so I searched for it on Ebay. Of course. =) I found the original Goody pins, but I'd had to pay 6 € for two pins. I looked some more and found the non original pins. They looked the same to me, so I bought them ... for 1 € (two pins, postage included). Here's what they look like. I can now see that these (non original ones) don't have the protective ''cap'' on the ends. The edges are actually quite sharp, but it's nothing that can't be fixed with a simple nail file. ;) 




I have to admit I was sceptic at first. But then I tried it and I was simply amazed. This thing works! Look at my not-so-small-or-messy bun. I only used the two spin pins from the photo above.




 Here's one for my nail polish junkies. To get the idea of size of spin pins (next to China Glaze Japanese Koi).

 


As I already said, you can get original or ''fake'' spin pins on Ebay. You'll have to decide which one you'll buy, but in my humble opinion - there's no need to pay 6 times more for the Goody ones. Just sayin'!

EDIT: I totally forgot to tell you how this thing works. Well, this is how: you gather your hair into a pony tail (with your hands only), twist your hair around the base of the ponytail into a bun. Take your first spin pin and insert it by twisting it clockwise. Take your second spin pin and insert it like the first one and that's it. You're all done. =)

Thanks for looking!

28 comments:

  1. your hair reminds me of mine xD i have to use elastic headbands for ponytail holders because the small ones are too sissy!

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  2. How does it work? And do you have a link to the ebay shop you did bye them?

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  3. i see these all the time -- how exactly do they work? btw, your hair is fabulously shiny!!

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  4. love these! I use them almost every day when I come home from work, I like my hair up and out of my face

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  5. Tole sem pa videla v Mullerju :) nekje skrito med lasnimi dodatki. Pa prav spraševala sem se za kaj to rabi :) kako pa to deluje, si ne morem predstavljat?

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  6. Oh these things I heard are really nice. Your hair is so pretty

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  7. @Pink_Diamond @Stravadorskiy: Hvala!

    @Chinda-chan: I edited my post. Now there's an instruction too. =) I don't want to name the Ebay shop I purchased these in... just type in ''magic hair curler'' set your price + shipping to lowest first and you should find it.

    @LisaInFL: I edited the post. There are instructions added. Poor ones, but still. =)

    @Helena: Dobra si, da ti je med vso tisto šaro uspelo zagledati tele ''vijačnice''. =D Čisto simpl deluje. Narediš si figo in vanjo ''zavrtaš'' tole zadevico.

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  8. Hum, I'm puzzled. How do you use it? Same as bobby pins? Could you make a video?

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  9. NVM, I found a tutorial on youtube ;)

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  10. Zanimivo! Sem pogledala še tutorial na YT in res zgleda, kot da bi jih zartala v glavo. :D Ampak če drži tko k treba je super. Pa nič las ne trga?

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  11. @Ivana: Meni jih ne trga. Svedrček samo nežno zavrtim v lase in potem, ko ga odstranim ga pač zavrtim v obratno smer. Nič ne cuka, nič ne trga las. Super je. Sicer pa, za 1 € sem res morala poskusit. ;)

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  12. Ja to pa itak, res great deal. :) Sem pozabila pohvalit tvoje lase - prekrasni so! <3

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  13. I have those! Somewhere... Your hair looks so great, I should definitely give them another try. :)

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  14. This reminds me of those huge pins for holding ballet buns :)

    Does it hurt to get out? it looks like it might tangle the hair a bit!

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  15. Your hair is gorgeous.
    It looks so glossy and thick and soft. *__*

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  16. This is so neat! I have very long hair too and I have to use 20 really pins to keep it up... I can't believe just two of those will keep your bun up!

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  17. @Sarah B: It doesn't hurt at all. And it doesn't tangle the hair one bit. You should try it.

    @Snooglerat: You better believe it, 'cause I'm serious. =D

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  18. You make it sound so easy! I always thought it either wouldn't work, or be a total disaster to put in. Might have to give them a go sometime too now :) And your hair looks great!

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  19. The bun looks awesome! I'm really regretting chopping off my long hair now... Just another reason to keep growing my hair, I guess! ;)

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  20. This is so handy! I need this. I like to do my hair in a bun, but I need a lot of pins, don't always have time for that ^^

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  21. Wow, next to the nail polish bottle I realized they are SO small! It wouldn't seem like they'd hold enough hair being that small. I have to check these out sometime... I know there were a few times when I'd want my hair out of my face and all I had was a pencil to stick through my bun to hold it in place! haha

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  22. I've seen this product before. I just don't get how it goes in. Do you put your hair in a pony tail holder first? Your hair is so beautiful. I love it curly and straight. It's in very good condition. I always wanted long hair but never had it when I was young. The longest was shoulder length. Now that I'm older my hair is silver and shoulder length and growing. I wear my hair up most of the time. Wish my hair was as thick as it was when I was younger!

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  23. Do they stay put or do they slip out with the slightest movement of your head?

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  24. @Danae: They can't slip out, because they're twisted in. I didn't headbang with them, but I did take a little (unplanned) nap with them. The bun was a bit messier at the end, but it was still there and so were the pins.
    You twist the pin into the bun clockwise and remove it by twisting it in the other direction. There's no way they can just fall out.

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  25. Oook I ordered a pair of those from ebay a few minutes ago, they cost £1 postage included, sth like 1,30€. Actually they were the only Buy Now option, you had to bid for the rest and impatient-me found it silly to wait since the price was already ok. (actually it's still high if you think you are essentially purchasing TWO friggin' bobby pins and from Hong Kong)
    Let's see!

    Thanks for the introduction anyway :)

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