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Scunci Classic Hair Pins Review

Reader Review of the Day: Scunci Classic Pins

Scunci Classic Pins ($1.29) were a staple for me growing up, and I still go through a whole heck of a lot of bobby pins, but different pins work well or less well depending on your hair type, as reader bellazmom found out. She says:

"Maybe I need more practice, but these seem to slip out of my daughter's hair. She needs to wear a bun for ballet, and while I am no stylist, it seems like they slide around in her hair. I used to use another brand, but can't find them any more, so I guess I am stuck with these until I find an alternative. The nice part is they do match her hair color, so when they are sticking out they are not so obvious!"

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bellazmom bellazmom 7 years
Thanks for posting my comment! I never knew that the simple bobby pin could spark so many comments! Thank you, too, for all the alternate suggestions. My Bella has very heavy hair, so we've been using the hair net which helps, but the pins still pop up. I will try looking for the hair pins next time I'm out.
nikkeeb nikkeeb 7 years
these were useless to me until i read you always use 2 when placing them and put them in an X. the second one pushes the first one down on the hair more and i NEVER have to adjust. and my hair doesn't usually behave. when it comes to securing buns and when NOT inserting the pins parallel to the scalp, i do sometimes use a different type that they make that comes with a 3mm gap in them that seem to work well for that purpose, but the classics don't tend to deform as much as the newer designs in my opinion
polkadots567 polkadots567 7 years
yeah, i'm a dancer and for the tight buns needed for ballet, i also use hair pins (the ones shaped like a U with ridges, not to be confused w/ the bobbypins that are flat)
aprilphresh aprilphresh 7 years
I don't see them on Scunci's site, but their magic clips work very well for me. I have very thick hair, and normal metal bobby pins stretch out and deform almost instantly. The magic clips are plastic, and have a wide hair-holding area. I've seen them at Walgreen's, and a few other common drugstores.
stoopeed stoopeed 7 years
For me, more than slipping out (which they do), the problem is that they stretch to fit my coarse and thick hair and then don't snap back so there is no hold. It is ridiculous but I ask my mom to send me bobby pins from India all the time.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
wow! i feel so much better hearing this--I had to throw out my whole container of these because they always fell out and i hated them---i thought i was crazy!! I use goody as well, they come on a piece of cardboard and have a few different colors, dark brown and this tortoise color that matches my hair perfectly.
PamiP PamiP 7 years
when i was little bobby pins didnt stay put in my bun either, but we started using them with a hairnet and it would stay in place better (as funky as a hairnet is. . . .)
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
thanks kas! i'll have to pick some up!
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
They are Goody!. Found them on the website.
SouthTxHottie SouthTxHottie 7 years
Scunci pins are travel friendly in this cute tiny box! But they slip out of my daughter's hair, too! LOL @ kastarte2's comment. VERY helpful.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 7 years
I got them for the container but found they are horrible for keeping thick and wavy hair in place. I think it's because the ends are round instead of flat. The hold is just not tight enough. If you go to Sally's Beauty you can find way better pins for relatively the same price.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Whatever happened to Goody?
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I don't know what brand it is but I use a bobby pin that is kind of curves. Stays in my hair just fine.
slikkback slikkback 7 years
bobby pins are the sh*t!! <3 em!
EML13 EML13 7 years
I would love to hear of other bobby pin options, too. Even though I have wavy/curly hair, it tends to be fine and slippery, and while I have bought and used Scunci pins, I often go through a lot of them at once.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
thanks for reviewing these! i've noticed they don't stay in my hair either..i'd like to hear other's opinions. i have really slippery hair anyway, so i'm a hairstylist's nightmare. i can't do anything with this brand of pins. it's good to know it might not be me, and might actually be the pins!
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