With summer quickly approaching, I’ve been brainstorming for quick and easy ways to pull my hair up and still manage to look cute. Last summer I endlessly sported a fishtail braid (see the tutorial here), but I’m hoping to discover some fresh options for 2012. I was happy to recently come across Goody’s Spin Pin Hair Coil ($6-8) which seemed like a perfect potential hair solution to take on a test drive for Curls N Pearls.
I have to admit that my first attempt with the spin pins left me disappointed. I gathered my hair in a ponytail and twisted it into a tight bun, following Goody’s instructions to: “Spin one pin in from the top and the other up from the base, taking care not to interlock pins.”
When I lifted my handheld mirror and turned to view my profile in my bathroom mirror, I was . . . deflated. My bun was there, but barely worthy of leaving the house. It was super tiny and felt like a strong breeze would leave me disheveled. I’d have sooner left the house with my hair secured in a good ol’ ponytail, or simply down and unkempt.
My second attempt was better. The only difference in execution being that I secured my ponytail with an elastic band before twisting into a bun and securing with the spin pins. The resulting bun was larger (that’s what you see in the photos here) and felt much more secure.
Here’s my breakdown of the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin:
To be clear, I wouldn’t use the spin pins for the gym, but I would sport this look for work or out to run errands. This is why I’m rating the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin a 3/5 for Curls N Pearls.
Overall, the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin may be a great fit for you if you:
- Want a super quick and easy way to secure your hair in a bun
- Hate using bobby pins
- Dislike elastic bands for the dents they leave in your hair
- Have a ton of hair