Can you imagine life without bobby pins? We can’t either! Bobby Pins make for one of the greatest hair accessories when it comes to setting your hair. None of the cool and quirky hairstyles could have been a success without bobby pins. They not only hold your hair together but also, if used creatively, can have numerous uses. Wondering how? Read on to know about the most amazing ways to use bobby pins:

1. Flip The Bobby Pin Over For Better Grip

Are you using your bobby pins, right? If not, here’s what you can do to keep your bobby pins in place. Flip the pin over so that the wavy side of the bobby pin is against your scalp. The straight side is slicker and won’t have a very strong grip, whereas, the wavy, more textured side will hold your pins together firmly.

Flip The Bobby Pin Over For Better Grip

 

2. Prevent Slippage By Spraying Dry Shampoo

Though bobby pins help to hold your hair and hairstyle in place, they often slip out very easily. Here’s what you can do to prevent slippage. Before inserting a bobby pin in your hair, spray dry shampoo or texture spray on the inside of the pin to give your hair a strong grip. This way, your pins won’t slip out of your hair.

Prevent Slippage By Spraying Dry Shampoo

 

3. How To Hide Your Bobby Pin

While wanting to secure your braid with a bobby pin and not wanting the pin to show, here’s a smart trick to help you achieve just that. Tie the ends of your braid into a knot, and then slide a bobby pin upward into the knot to secure it. And, voila!

How To Hide Your Bobby Pin

 

4. Keep Hair Off Your Face With Hidden Bobby Pins

If you don’t want your hair falling on your face, insert a bobby pin on both sides of your head behind your ears so that no one can spot the pins.

Keep Hair Off Your Face With Hidden Bobby Pins

 

5. Play With Bobby Pins To Make Cute Hair Accessories

Here are some ideas you can use to up your beauty quotient using bobby pins. Use 3 colorful bobby pins to make a triangle that can easily pass off as a hair accessory or use 4 pins to make a hashtag. These will look very cool if done neatly and with perfection. What more? You don’t need to buy hair accessories anymore!

Play With Bobby Pins To Make Cute Hair Accessories

 

6. Tidy Your Braids With Bobby Pins

Fix any wispy pieces or bumps with cute bobby pins instead of redoing your entire hairdo. If your hair has a lot of short layers that are sticking out of your braid, you can easily tuck them in using your cute and colourful bobby pins.

Tidy Your Braids With Bobby Pins

 

7. Bobby Pins Helps Your Curls Last Longer

After you’ve released a section of hair from your curling iron, immediately roll the strand back up and pin it against your head. Once you’ve pinned all the sections up, wait for them to cool to room temperature and then take out the pins. This technique will help your curls from falling flat right after you’ve curled them.

Bobby Pins Helps Your Curls Last Longer

 

8. How To Not Lose Your Bobby Pins

“I’ve owned about 6000 bobby pins in my life. How many do I have left? FOUR. I have four left”. Do you feel this way too? Here’s how not to lose the bobby pins you’ve owned.
Have empty tic-tac containers? Store your pins in tic-tac containers to never lose them henceforth.

How To Not Lose Your Bobby Pins

 

9. Use The End Of A Bobby Pin To Create Nailart

Make polka-dots using the ends of a bobby pin to create cool nailart. Dip the open end of a bobby pin into a bottle of nail polish and use the tip for polka dots or other designs.

Use The End Of A Bobby Pin To Create Nailart