How to Use Spin Pins

How to Use Spin Pins - Real Girl Glam

While eavesdropping on Twitter the other day, I was surprised to learn that some ladies still had not tried (or even heard of!) Goody’s Spin Pin. When they came out last year I knew instantly that I had to have it!

My hair is down to the middle of my back and on the thicker side, so doing a bun the traditional way requires a zillion bobby pins. But Spin Pins do the work of something like 20 bobby pins to hold your hair in place. I was a slight bit skeptical at first, but for under $10 (actually I think more like under $7!), it was definitely worth trying!

I am not exaggerating in the least when I saw this is one of the best hair accessories/tools/tricks I’ve found in a long time! It holds my hair in a bun all day and is the simplest thing to use.

How to Use Spin Pins - Real Girl Glam

How to Use Spin Pins

1 – Pull your hair up into a pony tail (no hair band needed!), twist, and wrap the pony tail around itself.

2 – Take the first Spin Pin and spin it into hair from the front of the bun.

3 – Take the other Spin Pin and spin it into hair from the back of the bun.

4 – And you’re done! This final photo is after 8 hours of wearing the Spin Pins.


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33 thoughts on “How to Use Spin Pins

  1. Wow, looks awesome! Your hair is seriously gorgeous by the way! My hair is so thin… I can’t decide if I think these would work or not.

  2. I must try this. I am in the military and have super long hair. Since I am not mega awesome at styling my coiffure, it is always a bun. I want to give these a shot. I will let you know how they work for my super fine hair!

  3. I have these but I’ve always been worried that I won’t be able to get the things out, or that they’ll tangle horribly. My hair is just about to my waist, super thick and wavy. I may have to be brave and break them out of the box to give them a try.

  4. I use these, but they don’t work NEARLY as well for my hair as they do for yours. When I make a bun, I use 2 elastic bands (first one to make a pony tail, second to wrap around the bun itself), 2 spin pins, and oftentimes I still need a bobby pin or two to capture the pieces that just insist on sticking out. They certainly make my bun a lot more secure, but if I try to use just the spin pins, it untwists itself and falls down before I can make it out the door.

  5. I’ve seen these in the dollar store several times. Last time I went I finally picked a pack up.

    Now, I can’t wait to try them! 🙂 thank you!

  6. These pins are great. I use these on my daughter’s hair. After trying many different methods, this is the only way I can get a bun to neatly stay in her hair throughout her ballet and dance classes.

  7. I got these a few months ago and love them!! I have thick straight hair and at night I use these and make a top knot on my head so in the morning I get some body and movement. And it doesn’t tug on my scalp like how using rubber bands did for my hair. Worth it!! I got the pack of 3. It’s a bit smaller but still does the trick 🙂

  8. I have yet to try these and I really appreciate the tutorial because I honestly had looked at them several times but was skeptical if they would hold my thick hair. Now I am going to pick them up next time I am in the store.

      1. if you spray a little bit of dry shampoo in your hair it will hold better if you hair is very slippery in layers

  9. where can I get these. I have never seen these in any store I shop in Galliano, LA. I wear my hair in a bun every day because I’m a nurse, and I’m getting tired of using bobbie pins and I’ve even bought the bun maker but the sponge on the wire gets used up very fast.

    1. The Spin Pins would be perfect for you. The ones I have are made by Goody, but I know other brands have made their own versions. You can get them at Target, Wal-mart, Walgreens, any store like that. And I’m sure you can find them online as well. Check Amazon. Hope this helps!

  10. I absolutely love mine I’m a hairdresser and I use them in many ways one of the best investments I’ve ever had and I have fine thin hair I find the 3 pack of the shorter ones work better I’m glad that there’s an option now to long ones or 3 shorter ones….

  11. I have extremely thick, coarse hair. If I thought for one second these would hold my hair, I’d buy some. Nothing really works for my mop.

    1. You may be surprised by my answer, but I think they may very well work for you! The spin pins seem to work better on thick hair over fine hair. You may even want to try purchasing 2 sets so you could use a 3rd spin pin or even a 4th if you really have a lot of hair. For under $10, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to try them!

      1. Cathy, I have long, very thick, coarse hair and I couldn’t get anything to work. I use them every day and what a surprise, my hair can be put up in several different ways and it stays. Sometimes I have to use one or two bobby pins but these things work like a miracle. Go ahead and try it.

        1. Thanks so much for sharing your experience Karen! I’m so glad they’ve worked for you!

  12. My hair is almost to my waist. I’ve used spin pins for a couple of years now. They are the absolute best updo tool ever invented! I use 3 pins, one on each side inserted from the back and one across the front inserted from the right. I do it both with and without a pony band, just depending on how loose I want the style to be.

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