The Right Way to Use Hair Grips (Bobby Pins)?

29 January 2014



RIGHT OR WRONG?

You're probably thinking what the?! The most simplest hair tool used daily and most people are using them incorrectly, even myself. Then a friend told me the "right" way. In these 22 years of my life (well make that around 13 years counting from when I had first started using these), I've always believed that the way to use them is the way they're shown when you purchase them, the wavy side up right? Wrong. It's the wavy side down. Having the wavy side down, means the end of the grip can scoop the hair into the grip. The waves is designed to keep your hair in place and the straight side is meant to push the hair into the waves and to prevent hair from sliding out.
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Thinking about this, I have noticed that when I've used it wavy side up, I do get bits of fly away hair coming lose and out of the waves meaning I'd have to constantly take them out and put them in again. Since using it the "correct" way, there is a massive difference. Bits of fly away hair doesn't come lose anymore. It's the little things that makes a difference.

Did you know about this? Do you think there is a right and wrong way of using them?

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27 comments

  1. Amazing, thank you for this revelation and life lesson. I feel a fool for not using hair grips on the correct way!

    Georgie xx

    Life in Loafers

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  2. Well! I never knew this lol. No wonder my hair never stays in right. Will try this tomorrow. Thanks.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  3. Hahaha! As I was reading this, my hand slowly went up to my head to remove the bobby pin so I could fix it to the "correct" way. WOW. This totally makes sense though! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I had no idea!! I will be testing out this later, thank you for the tip!

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  5. Ooh so cool! Thanks for clearing that up :)

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  6. who would have thought there was a right and wrong way of using them but now i know it looks like ive been using them upside down for years x

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  7. I had no idea haha, after all these years using them!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞

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  8. great tips ! I din know we can use the bobby pin in such way... #giglove

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  9. the first time I saw this my mind was blown!! It does kind of make sense though

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  10. I only learnt about the "right" way of using bobby pins a few months ago, and I do find that it does work better than the way most people do it!
    Who would have known right haha

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  11. I've heard of this before but thought it was just one of those myths! I must try it as i'm constantly having flyways :(
    Maddi x
    bluecarnations.blogspot.com.au

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  12. I did not know about this!! gosh! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. This should be shared all over. I've only known about it recently as well. :)

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  14. wow I didn't know about this, but thanks for sharing!

    Best wishes!
    http://annaley5.blogspot.de/

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  15. Honestly, I don't like using bobby pins since I don't know how to correctly use them. Haha! Thanks for the tips though. GIG

    http://gongjumonica.com

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  16. wow i didn't know it should be used that way!!!i should follow this the next time!

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  17. Ohmygosh! Someone told me this is the Fall and I was DUMBFOUNDED! I had nooooo idea!! <3 #GIGlove

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  18. I didn't know that. I've always used it without thinking...up or down simply by chance.
    xxx
    mari

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  19. OMG! Ive been using them wrong all my life!!! This is crazy :D
    giglove!

    www.novelstyleblog.com

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  20. I've seen a post about this before and I still do the incorrect way of using it even after knowing the right way to use it. XD

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  21. omg hahaha I didn't know about this! I've been using it the wrong way :/

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  22. haha this got my thinking... I went to check it out but because I have your post in mind I lost my natural way of doing it... maybe sometime soon I will check which way round I normally use it

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  23. I've read about this tip before, but somehow I go back to using them the incorrect way, LOL!

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  24. ahahaha are you serious?!?! that is mind boggling ahahaha, I am still inshock! will have to see if I can notice a difference when applying them the right and wrong way.lol gigloe

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  25. This totally makes sense! And all these time I kept thinking that maybe my hair is not bobby pin friendly! I have to check this asap! Thanks!

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  26. What? Oh my God.. and all this while I was confidently doing it the wrong way? I would never know till now. Thank you so so much for sharing it. I'm totally going to RT this. :D

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  27. Hahah... so silly did it almost wrong all the time. Thanks for sharing this. GIGLove

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