Backward Bobby Pins
Bobby pins are one of those beauty items we inadvertently get finger-tied using. You’ve got one hand holding your hair in place while the other struggles to spread the pin parts wide enough to accommodate all your hair. Naturally, it seems more effortless to grab the crimped side with our thumb, wedge it open, and slide it on, but we’ve got it all wrong.
The best way to wear a bobby pin is with the smooth side facing outward while the wavy side rests on your scalp, ensuring a tighter grip. You can also cut down on touch-up time by sliding the pins on without forcing them open. Now, if only we could stop losing them as if there’s a unique bobby pin black hole-transporting them to an alternate universe.