Thursday, 6 March 2014

Quickie - How to Use a Hairpin

I recently learnt the 'proper' way to use a hairpin and thought I'd share it with you. (I use quotes because IMO there's no right way to skin the cat, as long as it gets skinned.) Anyway, this may prove helpful for some, so let's get into the how-tos.

how to use a hairpin

  • do not open the pin to allow it to pick up the hair, it is designed to catch the right amount by just sliding it into your hair and
  • turn the grooved edge face down to allow it to pick up and lock the hair in place.

That's it! As simple as 1, 2, 3... well, 1, 2.

Did you know or is this news? I didn't!


  1. Lol that makes so much sense. I see it now.

  2. I saw the post title and thought.....err who doesn't know how to use a hair pin saying it with attitude. I opened ur post and my brows raised as I said to myself really!! I did not know that

    Lol! Thx. Lesson learned.

  3. Cute post! I learned this about a year ago from a stylist. She blew my mind. Ha-ha!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  4. This is the reason why I keep reading your posts. Who would have thought that I don't know how to use a hair pin! (laughing at very hard at self) Thanks Abby.

  5. lol, I always put the smooth part at the bottom. I definitely know better now. Thanks

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    1. Thanks Uzo! Such a sweet gesture! I'll get it to it soon.

  7. mind...blast.
    i'm actually shocked, haha.
    i always use the pin the other way around and ALWAYS bite it open to get the maximum amount of hair inside.
    i'll be sure to try this out next time i'm pinning back my locks.


  8. Mind Blown.

    I laughed out loud at KLP and everyone elses comments. I too, did not know this. Such a simple, informative post!!


  9. I still can't get used to it!
    There's another tip for hairpins I read recently, which is to spray some hairspray directly on the hairpin and then fix it in your hair, it will help it to stay fixed!


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