Get out your bobby pins and learn a few new tricks!
And as you read below…there are one or two tips that don’t have anything to do with hair. YUP – that bobby pin of yours can do a whole lot more than just hold back your bangs!
Either way, you’re gonna make a statement using these hacks below. 🙂
#1) Use the right side of the bobby pin: First things first; did you know that your bobby pins work better when facing a certain direction? When you put in a bobby pin, be sure the wavy side is facing down and the straight side up. This will ensure a better grip.
#2) Create an instant “Bob” using bobby pins (no pun intended…the “bob” hairstyle using “bobby” pins…get it?)
#3) Bobby pins aren’t just helpful in our hair…use one to repair or loosen a zipper.
#5) Want to add some oomph to a limp ponytail? Prop it up with bobby pins. By inserting a couple of bobby pins vertically into the part of your elastic band beneath the ponytail. The pins will give your ponytail a boost, and the hair will hide the pins!
#8) Repair those stretched out bobby pins: After a while, bobby pins get stretched apart by your hair. If you start to get frustrated by a stretched out bobby pin that keeps falling our of your hair, just use a pair of pliers to bend it back into place.
#9) DIY Bobby Pin Case: We all know the pain of finding bobby pins scattered all over the place. Bobby pins can be pretty hard to manage when left out loose, but you can easily keep them in one place by using a Tic Tac container. It’s like it was made to hold bobby pins!
#10) Use your bobby pins as an tool when painting your nails: Your bobby pins aren’t just great tools for you hair, they can also help make your nails look amazing. Adding perfect dots or lines on your nails is difficult with a brush, but it’s no sweat if you use the end of a bobby pin.
#11) Hide your hair tie: Hiding the elastic band you used to make a ponytail is easy with a well-placed bobby pin. After you’ve made your ponytail, take a small section from it and wrap it around the elastic. Then just tuck in any loose ends and pin it into place.
#12) Tame the braid flyaways: Tired of noticing bumps or flyaway hairs ruining your braid? Instead of redoing the whole thing, just insert some bobby pins at the overlapping strands to make a pretty pattern that also keeps your braid tight.
#13) Get artsy with your nail polish: Forget about trying to buy bobby pins of every color and design you want. Let your creativity out by painting them yoursel with your nail polish!
#14) Half Up – Half Down – Criss Cross: For a unique take on a half up / half down crown, take strands of hair from above your ears and cross them over each other in the back of your head, pinning them down. Continue this technique two or three more times.
#15) Improve your bobby pin’s grip with dry shampoo. Just give them a little ‘shot’ of dry shampoo and feel the difference.
#16) Need to control your bangs? Do it with style by braiding your crown and tucking your bangs into it, securing with a bobby pin.
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