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How to Use the Spin Pin to Create an Easy Updo

Have you heard of the Spin Pin? Are you picturing a fidget spinner? Well, stop, because what we're about to tell you will change your on-the-go hairdo forever. Don't worry, we hadn't heard of a Spin Pin either, though it's been around for a while. Now, what is it exactly, and is it really life-changing? (Maybe, if you're the type of person to press snooze one too many times.)

A Spin Pin ($6) is this miraculous corkscrew hair accessory by Goody, and while it may look daunting, it truly works wonders. We've passed it in the hair accessory aisle before but were not aware of its potential until now, and yeah, we're never going back.

Read on to learn how to use the Spin Pin correctly. We've included a guided visual for extra help.

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The Goody Spin Pin

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Goody

The Spin Pin is a small hair accessory that creates nearly-instant updos, buns, and French twists with ease. So, if you're tired of struggling with extra bobby pins or hairpulling ponytails, this is your time to shine. Below, peep a handy chignon tutorial for an effortless, and simple style.

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Gather Hair into a Ponytail

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Leopold Linval

The first step towards creating an easy updo with the Goody Spin Pin is to gather hair into a loose ponytail. For a traditional bun, gather hair at the nape of your neck. If you want your chignon higher, gather hair into a ponytail in the center or closer to the top of your head.

You do not need to use a ponytail holder. If you recently washed your hair, you may want to spritz in some dry shampoo, hair spray or wax-based product for extra hold.

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Twist Hair Into a Bun

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Leopold Linval

Next, gather the hair around the base of your ponytail into a bun or French twist shape.

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Insert the First Pin

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Leopold Linval

Insert the first Spin Pin by twisting it into your bun or chignon. The pin goes in very easily, so if you're doing it right, there's no need to shove or jam it in. Twist it in clockwise. To remove the Spin Pin, twist counterclockwise.

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Insert the Second Spin Pin

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Leopold Linval

Twist the second spin pin into your bun on the opposite side from where you placed the first pin. Again, it should twist in easily and goes in clockwise.

Do not interlock the two Spin Pins as this can cause hair to tangle.

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The Finished Spin Pin Updo

Goody Spin Pin, easy updo, french twist, hairstyles
Photo © Leopold Linval

Here's how my chignon looked—and it only took two minutes to create. I didn't need any extra bobby pins, and it stayed in place all day long!

A few tips to remember:

  • If your hair is fine or you just washed it, spritz in a texturizing product.
  • You do not need a ponytail holder or any extra pins or accessories to create this easy updo.
  • To create a French twist style, arrange your bun vertically and twist pins in.
  • To create a side bun, start with your ponytail on the side.
  • Twist pins in clockwise. Remove them counterclockwise.
  • Do not interlock the pins.
  • Your updo doesn't have to be perfect. A few loose tendrils in the front or back make it more stylish.

The Goody Spin Pin is available online and at drugstores nationwide.

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