Review: Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

11/15/2012 08:00:00 AM Ashley 0 Comments

Today's review is a hair product! We're going to be looking at the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin.

Here's what they have to say:

The Spin Pin does the work of 20 bobby pins! Easily achieve chic updo styles; simply twirl your hair up and spin the Spin Pins in for a perfect top knot, undone bun and side bun!

1. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck (no ponytail holder needed) 

2. Twist your hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends 

3. Spin one pin in from the top and the other from the base, taking care not to interlock pins.

So I totally owned a pair of these before I was sent a set for review. I've used them multipul times and have a love hate relationship with them. The Spin Pin is and amazing idea in the fact that it means you don't have to use a hair band (no more crimped, frazzled ends) and you don't have to use a ton of bobby pins. Awesome. But the issue I have is that if you don't place them pretty much perfectly you're going to have your hair fall out of the bun pretty quickly. So there is a learning curve. And I don't use them all the time, so I find myself having to relearn how to use them. Luckily they pack a little cheat sheet in the box with the pins to help get you started. This time around I won't be tossing that cheat sheet, that way I can refresh my memory when I need to. 

The big idea is that you "spin" them into your bun. You put one at the bottom (I like to use that one to capture the ends of my hair) and then the other at the top, making sure you don't inter lock them. So think of a clock. You want 12 and 6. But really you can do 3 and 9 or 1 and 5 (you get the idea). 

I've found that my bun will feel a little loose, but not so loose that it feels like it's going to fall out. I also like to do a little head bob to make sure that they feel locked in. Plus because they are a spiraled U shape, you don't have to worry about them spinning out the other side of your bun. I will say that my hair is on the ticker side so I have a good amount of hair that these need to hold up. I have no idea how well they work for thinner hair, though they do now make the Spin Pin Mini which would probably be awesome for someone with finer/less hair. 

They come in two colors so you can match them to your hair color. I go with the darker ones for my hair color. And as I said before, they now sell a mini size. Minus the learning curve and figuring out what placement works best for your hair, I really like these. I like that I don't have to tuck tons of booby pins into my hair. Plus the Spin Pins come out easily. I've never had issues with them coming out. Which is great. These were definitely  great additions to my hair accessory collection.