What would we do without bobby pins? Seriously, they are unbelievably cheap and can let us create just about any hairstyle we can dream up. But, what you may not know is that bobby pins aren’t just for hair. Check out these bobby pin hacks for unbelievably creative ways to use them. And don’t miss the video on common bobby mistakes you are probably making at the bottom.
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1. The right way to put bobby pins in your hair
Turns out I had been doing it wrong for 20+ years until I learned about this. Better late than never, right? (via Cosmopolitan)
2. Apply eyelash glue with bobby pins.
This hack is genius because it prevents globs and applying too much to the lashes. (via BuzzFeed)
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3. Add fun messages to your bobby pins
Have some fun with your bobby pins by adding cute messages on them. This would also be a bobby pin hack that little girls would love! Wondering where to get the cute little letters? These are actually alphabet pasta that have been spray painted and glued on using E-6000. (via Refinery29)
Or you can use nail polish if you don’t have spray paint…see it in action:
How cute is this little graphic, and it is so true, right?
4. Organize your bobby pins with a magnetic strip inside your bathroom drawer.
It is one of those classic girl problems that plagues just about everyone. You buy a huge pack of bobby pins and then weeks later you are running low. Where do they all go?! Now you can keep them organized using this genius bobby pin hack by attaching them to a magnetic strip on the inside of your bathroom drawer or cabinet. (via Pinterest)
5. Experiment with fun bobby pin hair art.
No need to buy expensive hair accessories. You can create all kinds of amazing hair art using super cheap bobby pins!
6. Create a polka-dot manicure using a bobby pin.
Bobby pin hacks aren’t just for your hair. Spruce up your nails with perfect polka dots using a bobby pin. This hack is also perfect for making nail art flowers! (via BuzzFeed)
7. Spray your bobby pins with hairspray for a stronger hold.
Don’t you hate when your bobby pins start slipping out ruining the hairstyle that you worked so hard on? For an extra strong hold, simply spray your bobby pin with hairspray or dry shampoo before putting it in. This texture will give it a no-slip grip for long-lasting styles. (via Society19)
8. 11 Super Easy Hairstyles with Bobby Pins for Short Hair
When you have short hair, it can be tough to keep your hair in place for fun hairstyles. That is where bobby pins come in! If you have short hair, this is a must-watch!
9. Store your bobby pins in a tic tac container to take them on the go.
The magnetic strip above hack works great for organizing your bobby pins at home, but what do you do when you want to store some in your purse or for traveling? This Tic Tac bobby pin storage hack is not only genius, but downright adorable. (via Lovely Indeed)
More of an Altoids girl? We’ve got you covered:
I use a mini Altoids case to store my bobby pins when I travel and it has been such a life-saver! I actually prefer it to the Tic Tac container hack because I find they are easier to get out. Unfortunately, the tutorial appears to have been removed for this pin, but it is a simple as covering a mini Altoids case with washi tape. (via Pinterest)
10. Watch this awesome video for some AMAZING bobby pin hacks:
My two favorites are:
- Using bobby pins as a bookmark
- Using bobby pins as a snack bag clip
11. Add some color to your bobby pins with nail polish.
Don’t waste your money on the more expensive colored bobby pins. Make them yourself super easily by just adding a coat of your favorite nail polish. The colors will be way cuter too! (via Craft or DIY)
12. Create fun match-stick bobby pins.
These are actually from Urban Outfitters for $8, but you can make them yourself for pennies! Grab some gold spray paint, which you already have on hand from trying some of our amazing spray paint projects 😉 and a little red nail polish. Voila!
13. Common Mistakes with Bobby Pins – MUST-SEE!
Are you making some of these bobby pin mistakes? I know I was. Want to pick up the best brand of bobby pins she mentions in the video, you can get them here.
14. The no-heat way to add some volume to your ponytail in seconds.
Skip the teasing and heat tools – both can really damage your hair over time. Instead, strategically place a couple bobby pins for instant volume! (via Cosmopolitan)
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Which of these bobby pin hacks was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.