I didn't try the Goody Spin Pins until last fall. I'd heard a lot about these pins and how just two of them can hold your hair up all day. I figured if two pins can take the place of a dozen bobby pins on days when I want an updo, then I'm willing to try it.
They're not hard to use, but what makes a hair accessory worth it to me is whether or not it keeps its shape (unlike bobby pins, which will loosen over time and become useless) and if it's comfortable. I don't like having to adjust pins in my hair over the course of a day or night if they start digging into my head, you know?
So I gave the spin pins a try. I've worn them dozens of times since I first bought them and they haven't lost their shape at all, even though my hair is pretty thick. It takes just seconds to put them in and take them out. Best of all, they're comfortable. No digging into my scalp, no adjustments necessary.
Now, one issue that women with longer and thicker hair, especially if it's natural, may have is that one pack contains just two pins. The two are enough for me with my barely shoulder-length hair, but I can tell that if my hair was longer, I'd probably need an additional pin. But if your hair is fine and/or straight, one two-pack should be sufficient.
If you haven't already given these pins a try, you might want to consider it, especially if you want to streamline your updo routine and replace a handful of bobby pins with something much simpler.
And of course, Goody has many other hair tools and accessories that are easily accessible and affordable.
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