10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Bobby Pins
They’re not new or flashy, and they don’t contain any buzzy ingredients or require a charge to get the job done. Bobby pins are just bobby pins—a simple yet essential tool in every woman’s beauty arsenal. But they’re good for more than just tacking back flyaways and keeping your bun in place. In fact, we would go so far as to say they’re the most underrated beauty multitasker out there. Keep reading and we’ll clue you in on all the wonders of bobby pins!
If your curls fall flat before you even leave the house, you need—we repeat, need—to try pinning them. Release your curl from the curling iron, roll it up, and pin it to your scalp with a bobby pin. Don’t release the curls until your hair has cooled. When you do, they’ll be set for longer than you’ve ever imagined possible.
Droopy ponytail? Fight back with bobby pins. Crisscross a pair of bobby pins behind your ponytail right at the base to prop it up. When you drop your hair down, your pony will be sitting up nice and high.
Short on brushes? You can turn your powder brush into the contour/bronzer/highlight brush you’re missing. Pinch the bristles together, and then slide a bobby pin onto either side of the brush to maintain the shape. Use the slimmer brush to apply your contour, and then remove the bobby pins to bring your powder brush back to normal.
When you don’t want to see them, hidden bobby pins are great. But we also happen to love the visible bobby pin. Stack a bunch on one side, make a geometric shape to hold your hair back… The possibilities are endless.