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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  1. Jennahhhhh says:

    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!

  2. Samantha says:

    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.

  3. Jessie says:

    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.

  4. Jes K says:

    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!

  5. Jennifer says:

    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.

  6. Nikki says:

    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 :)

  7. Msjbelle says:

    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.

  8. Elaine Soley says:

    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.

    • Amber - Editor, Real Girl Glam says:

      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!

  9. C says:

    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….

    • Amber - Editor| Real Girl Glam says:

      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!

      • Karen says:

        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.

  10. l says:

    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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