Back in university, I had bun envy. My friend Shirley had long, dark, soft waves she could quickly sweep up and twist into a little bun on the top of her head without the need for a single pin. Her hair wasn't crazy thick, so she could actually pull the ends through the knot and have it stay put.
My hair was never so easy to manipulate. Dense and a tad wiry, there was no getting it into a natty knot. Years later, though, the texture's changed and the â€™do's long enough for me to get the job done securely with eight to 10 hairpins.
And now I can bun up with just two. Two Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins ($6.99 per pair) I twist like screws into either side of my coiled up hair.
Shirley's years-ago â€™do still wins, zero hairpins to two. But I'm not all up in a twist about it.
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins are available in blonde and brunette, at Wal-Mart. Goody.com for styling tips.