News: The Timeless Beauty is a forum for women over 40.
Chat with us about makeup, skin care, or whatever is on your mind.
Free and open membership. Never any ads. Privacy always respected.
Interested? Read here and/or here. Or just register!


Author Topic: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin  (Read 5297 times)

Styyna

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 3729
  • "steena"
Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« on: November 15, 2010, 04:08:56 PM »
I found these pins at http://www.drugstore.com/goody-simple-styles-spin-pin-colors-may-vary/qxp299229 and I love them!

I am all thumbs with my hair and it only took a couple of tries to succeed in getting my long, stubborn hair into a messy chignon with these. No elastic binder necessary. Just pull hair back, twist into a bun, tuck ends under and then twirl a couple of these in. They spin right out to take hair down and I find that there is much less pull on my scalp when I use these instead of making a ponytail with elastic.

Only slight drawback is that they come in different colors and drugstore.com just randomly picks what color. I lucked out and got those intended for blondes but I think they spin in far enough that it wouldn't be a big deal. If I lived close to shops I'd probably go there first so I could have the color of my choosing.
  • Complexion: NW10; slight rosacea; dry
  • Eyes: Blue-gray
  • Hair: Dark blonde with slight gray, thick, wavy, dry
To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. - Mary Stuart

ILuvLucy

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 2772
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 10:19:20 PM »
My DD uses these for her long, straight hair.
  • Complexion: Light/Medium
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde/Thin/Straight
"A mysterious expression will add a lovely sheen to your complexion" --Nancy Drew in The Clue of the Velvet Mask

hopflower

  • Guest
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 11:11:45 PM »
I wish I had enough hair to use one of these!  :(

makinalist

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 8303
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 11:32:14 PM »
Oh - me, too, hopflower.  Me, too.
  • Complexion: NW20 (cool light), normal-to-dry
  • Eyes: Blue-gray
  • Hair: Silver; thin, fine, straight
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.  ~Ambrose Bierce

ILuvLucy

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 2772
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 07:25:13 AM »
I wish I had enough hair to use one of these!  :(

Me three!  When DD first got her's, I put one in my hair, and we both started laughing!  My hair is shoulder-length, and very fine.  You could see the pins sticking out of my puny bun.
  • Complexion: Light/Medium
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde/Thin/Straight
"A mysterious expression will add a lovely sheen to your complexion" --Nancy Drew in The Clue of the Velvet Mask

makinalist

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 8303
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 11:40:46 AM »
I had to laugh at Styyna's comment that the color wouldn't matter once the pin was inserted.  Do they come in a transparent? :D
  • Complexion: NW20 (cool light), normal-to-dry
  • Eyes: Blue-gray
  • Hair: Silver; thin, fine, straight
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.  ~Ambrose Bierce

SusieQ

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5974
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 11:47:07 AM »
I've been seeing these at my local Walgreen's, CVS and Rite-Aid. I saw a vid on youtube and it look pretty simple enough. I keep meaning to buy them but not sure why I haven't tried them. I'll need to give them a try.  I've been putting my hair in a bun lately...lost my hairdresser, again.  :cry:
  • Complexion: Medium/Combination
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black w/waves

Kelly

  • Guest
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 02:27:47 PM »
I hate all of you who have thick long hair.

Carry on.

makeupmaven

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5354
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 02:36:03 PM »
I hate all of you who have thick long hair.

Carry on.
:ditto: :argh:
  • Complexion: fair neutral
  • Eyes: boring brown
  • Hair: dark brown (over the grey), coarse, naturally curly but treated with keratin

SusieQ

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5974
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 05:57:55 PM »
I hate all of you who have thick long hair.

Carry on.
:ditto: :argh:
Some days my hair looks like this:  :argh: Its not pretty.
  • Complexion: Medium/Combination
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black w/waves

Kelly

  • Guest
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 06:25:40 PM »
Yeah, well most days my ponytail is the width of a baby's pinkie. That ain't pretty either. :lol:

makeupmaven

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5354
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 09:00:32 PM »
Two words: steel wool. :P
  • Complexion: fair neutral
  • Eyes: boring brown
  • Hair: dark brown (over the grey), coarse, naturally curly but treated with keratin

Poppyfields

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 2079
  • letting myself go ..... forward
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2010, 11:54:28 AM »
Aw, guys, don't hate me because I'm beautiful!   :rofl:

I read a good one the other day, from Passage des Perles
 "I have the body of a Child; Julia Child, that is." 
Sadly I relate.
  • Complexion: Fair, neutral
  • Eyes: dark blue
  • Hair: med. ash blond, gray highlights
There is nothing wrong with you. Not one single thing. Any fault lies with the fashion/cosmetic/marketing industry that has trained you with false proof to believe that you’re not perfect.

SusieQ

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5974
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2010, 04:38:58 PM »
We'll try not to hate you too much, poppy!   I really need these. I couldn't find something to hold my hair today. I didn't think twice and I used chopsticks. I forgot about them until my boss wanted to know if it was some new hair style I was testing.  He said it nice but maybe I should add a couple of dumplings to give a finishing look.  Yeah, those chopsticks hit the trash rather quickly. They weren't even the pretty ones.  :lol:
  • Complexion: Medium/Combination
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black w/waves

makeupmaven

  • Ageless Beauty
  • Posts: 5354
Re: Easy way to put up long hair - Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2010, 07:04:37 PM »
SusieQ, I remember when chopsticks were a big fad in hair accessories. Must have been back in the '70s when I had hair long enough (barely) to put up.
  • Complexion: fair neutral
  • Eyes: boring brown
  • Hair: dark brown (over the grey), coarse, naturally curly but treated with keratin