Is it true? I have been misusing bobby pins ever since… FOREVER ?! – So go look every day

While searching for an article on haircuts, I came across this post from Honey & Fitz on the bobby pins and I couldn’t believe what I was reading! I use bobby pins to pull my bangs back during exercise or to keep the hair out of my face on a windy day. I use them for braids, to create volume or to keep a bun in place. The list of uses for bobby pins is truly endless. But… have I misused the bobby pins all this time? How hard can it be? There are only two choices!

Well the answer is a big big one, yes! I have used bobby pins the wrong way round, but the wrong way round all the time. If you’re still using the good old bobby pins (they’ve evolved in colors and shapes) with the grooves on one side, you’ll want to know that the grooved side should never face the world! They are to be put face down! The purpose of the grooves is to grab your hair, and the flat side is for pressing the hair into those thickets.

Who knew? Not me, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who misused them after reading the Honey & Fitz Publish. It’s good to know that I wasn’t alone, but even better to know the right way to use these handy hair tools. I have already tried the correct way to use the pins to remove my bangs and I can report that if you do the same you won’t have to fix them or whatever style you try for the rest of the day. ! What a change of life, in my case about 18 years late, but better late than never! You are welcome bobby pin fanatics!

Originally published October 16, 2013.

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