Who knew that you could do so much with bobby pins? This super cheap hair accessory can help you avoid (and treat) bad hair days, make your hair look thicker, glam up a holiday hair style, and so much more. Try one of these bobby pin hair hacks today!
Pin it with Style
We always use bobby pins to hold a stray hair, but now you can pin in style! Get colorful bobby pins and use them to make an eye-catching statement. The best part? You don’t need to learn any fancy braids or work your blowdryer. Even your simple half-pony — or a simple hair tuck — will look extra special just because you added a few extra bobby pins.
Add volume and height to your ponytail
We’re pretty sure Ariana Grande uses hair extensions, but if you don’t have the time to get them at a salon, you can still work that high pony. This bobby pin hair hack will keep your hair in place and add lots of volume and height.
By the way, we also like using that ponytail bobby pin hair hack when we exercise. You know how elastics can slide down when you’re sweating or running? A few pins can make sure that you can focus on your workout, not your hair.
Create a party-worthy updo
Tease the hair on the crown of your head, then divide hair into sections. From there, it’s all a matter of crossing each strand to the opposite side and securing with bobby pins. Alternate left and right, and in a few minutes, you’ve got a salon-level updo.
Tie, wrap, pin
Yup, that’s all it takes to make a super elegant pony tail. Instead of just grabbing your hair and tying it back with a random rubber band, leave a strand free and wrap it around the elastic to hide it. Then, secure with a ponytail. So stylish, so easy!
Get bobby pin accessories
Black bobby pins are practical, but why stop there? Shop and hoard stylish bobby pins in different finishes. Look for metal bobby pins, coloured bobby pins, or little accents like pearls or shiny bling. While you can find a lot on Amazon Singapore, there’s a wider selection on Zalora too. We’re sure you can find a lot in malls, bazaars and your favourite accessories stores.
Look at how celebrities use very simple bobby pins to glam up their red carpet hairstyles.
But that’s not all you can do with bobby pins. This handy hair accessory can even help you with your makeup routine.
Use bobby pins to make a fan brush
Fan makeup brushes are great for applying highlighter or precisely contouring your cheek. But instead of buying a contouring brush, try doing this:
We’d use this bobby pin hack on an inexpensive brush, since you really don’t want to ruin your best brushes. Besides, we all have way too many powder brushes lying around anyway!
Position false eyelashes with bobby pins
Shaky hands? No problem. Slip even the thinnest false eyelashes into the right place with this bobby pin hack.
Position half the false eyelashes, press down, then slide out the bobby pin. Press down the other half, and voila! you’re done. Now you never have to worry about crooked falsies ever again.
Perfect eyeliner in a flash
Bobby pins can also help you get super symmetrical eyeliner. Just angle it and use it to guide your eyeliner brush.
What are your favourite bobby pin hacks?