I am obsessed with Spin Pins. They are these awesome hair pins that spin into your hair, locking your coif in place. When they first came out, I couldn’t find them anywhere, but now they are regularly stocked at my drug store and Target.
A few of you love them too, because I’ve received several requests for a spin pin tutorial. I am starting with a simple side bun, and then in the future I’ll expand on the basic technique.
Any questions? Let me know!
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What about a sockbun? I’d like to see you demonstrate one of those. Wondering if I could make MY hair roll up in a sock.
How long of hair does my hair have to be to benefit from this? I’ve picked them up a few times but have never committed to buying because I wasn’t sure if my hair was long enough.
I have a friend with shoulder-length hair that uses them, if that helps!
After about 20 tries, I threw my spin pins across the room and vowed to never think of them again. Seeing you do it though, I might look for them and try again! I have shoulder length hair with layers and so it is hard to gather into a bun. Plus, I suck at actually spinning the pins in. They spin, but then my bun still falls apart.
LOVE these things! My daughter has waist length hair. She was in a ballet performance of Sleeping Beauty a week ago. I used four of the smaller spin pins to hold her hair, and they held through 2 performances and 6 hours. We put her hair in a ponytail, then braided the ponytail and then wrapped into a bun and secured with the spin pins. It looked so beautiful!
They worked great for my 5 yr old’s ballet recital too. She had just a little longer than shoulder length hair and a pony tail + two small spin pins kept it up perfectly.
Anthony from CharismaticKid says:
My ahir is getting to the point where it needs something like this. ;-P
I have never heard of these….but now that I’ve seen them in action, I’m going to look for them at Target. yay.
also. I love that you have the feather extensions in your hair in this video…proving that you can still do other things with your hair while wearing them.
How do you get them out? Reverse the spin? Is it easy to get tangles when removing them from your hair? BTW, I absolutely love your hair tutorials!!!
yep, just twist them the other way! The pins are really smooth, so they don’t snag or tangle your hair. You’ll love them!
Abby C. says:
I have super thick, naturally curly hair and spin pins are the only hair gimmick I have ever tried (and I’ve tried them all!) that actually works on my hair! LOVE THEM.
Although, all my spin pins are the large kind, since seeing this video I’m going to try to pick up some of the shorter ones and experiment with them. Thanks Heather!
I love all of your hairstyles Heather! I am wondering though…would this thing work for thin hair? My hair is WAY huge and curly when it dries naturally…but when I go to work I flat-iron it and then it seems to be very thin. What do you recommend?
Well, it would for SURE work with your curly hair. I have a few friends with fine/thin hair and they say it works. Since they would work in your hair if it’s curly, I would definitely buy them and play with them with your hair. If you want to boost up your hair’s volume, you can always go out and buy a volumizing or thickening spray – they are great for giving more body and make your hair “stickier,” i.e. easier to style.
I’ve never seen those and I’m now thinking I MUST go to Target and get some! Wow, that looks fabulously easy. How does your hair come down out of that–doe sit get super wavy or with kinks like from pins or just it’s normal texture? Oh I’m hooked! Target here I come- well, in the morning when I’m not in my jammies! LOL
PS- Love your new house. We too just moved into a new house- our DREAM house after 7 years in AZ and I can’t wait to get inspired for decorating as I watch you too.
Chris, back in CA at long last!
YAY! Welcome back to Cali! Congrats on your new house!
When I take my hair out, it’s wavy just like if it was in a bun without a spin pin. It doesn’t leave any kinks or bumps – it’s awesome!
I’m absurdly excited to see that these work on curly hair! I’ve never successfully pulled off a bun because my hair is always HA, YEAH RIGHT to clips and bands and everything.
(I sometimes feel woeful that my mother possesses very fine, straight hair. None of her hair advice ever worked for mine.)
Heather, I remember you mentioning the spin pin, gosh maybe a year ago? I went out immediately and bought a set, and my life was literally changed! Why? My 7 yr old is in competitive dance and homegirl has thick, gorgeous, wavy hair down to her butt. Let me tell you, getting all that hair up into a bun is a beeyotch and required more bobby pins than I could count! Now I just use two spin pins and viola! No more tears or “MOMMMEEEE you’re hurting me!!!” *Sigh of relief* So, from me, my daughter Belle, her dance team, and their Mommies (who all jumped on the spin pin wagon after seeing me whip up Belle’s hair in a bun in under a minute while they were cursing with their bobby pins) I say THANK YOU!
They simply keeps my young girl’s hair clean. I didn’t hear her murmuring of her hair that falls against her eyes. She enjoyed so much playing and doing her school works ever since I started doing hair bun pin on her.