Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins and Bun Spiral Reviews


Ah, the Goody Spin Pins. If you haven’t tried these, you may not know what you are missing. I picked up a pack last summer after seeing the commercials on TV. You pull your hair back as if making a ponytail (low, high, side, wherever you like). You form your hair into a bun; you can form a loose or tight bun. You spin one pin in from the top of the bun downwards. You take the other and spin it in from the bottom towards the top, ensuring that the pins are far enough apart so that they do not interlock. The pins spun in and out of my hair like BUTTER!! I was surprised that they glided in so easily. They also didn’t pull or snag any hair upon removal like bobby pins and ponytail holders often do. I think these pins provide a great, quick way to get the hair off of the face and neck when it’s hot! I purchased a second box so that I could keep one set in my purse! You can find the Spin Pins at stores like Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Harmons and they come in “blonde” and “brunette.” There are no black pins, but the brunette work fine on black hair as they disappear in the bun so that you don’t see them at all.

First time using the Spin Pins

Big, loose bun with Goody Spin Pins

Now, on to the Goody Bun Spiral.

A couple of months ago, I came across this little handy, dandy looking device and thought, “HEY!!!  It’s a big Spin Pin!! How awesome!! This could be even better and easier!!” So, of course I had to buy it. I didn’t use it immediately, but a few weeks after I purchased it, I came across this video tutorial for it with this pic of the high, messy bun. 

Sooooooo cute!! I whipped out my spiral, formed the high bun as demonstrated in the video and commenced to spinning. It did not end well. The bun had to be small to get the spiral over it, then, when I started twisting the spiral, it started going all wonky.  I started to try to remove the thing to start again and couldn’t! I started freaking out, ran out to my SO and he saved me. In defense of the Bun Spiral, I was twisting it in the wrong direction to release (I was tightening it! LOL!!). Regardless, the Spiral got put away. I think the Spin Pins work great on natural hair, but the Bun Spiral might only work on straight hair or on those with the finest and waviest of natural hair. Maybe when I do a press and curl (not this year), I’ll whip it out again to give it a whirl. But, for now, it’s hidden in the recesses of the vanity collecting dust, jealously plotting against the Spin Pins.

Have you tried the Goody Spin Pins or Bun Spiral?  If so, what do you think?


Flashback (Part II): 2009


January 2009/Inauguartion Week/DC: Press and Curl. Yeah, talking as usual.

February 2009/NY Comic Con: WnG. Yes, that is Darth Vadar and a Storm Trooper. Yes, I go to comic conventions. I’m ESPECIALLY looking forward to the one this year as I just learned that Jason Momoa will be there *screaming like a tween at a Justin Beiber concert!!*  I will be watching cartoons and attending cons until the day I die.

May 2009/Princeton Reunions: WnG with my fellow natural class of 94er classmate!

June 2009: WnG. That’s my fellow natural Mommy=). Excuse my goofy and greasy face!  LOL!

July 2009/Family Reunion: WnG

August 2009/Nat’l Black Theatre Festival: WnG. And yes. Yes, that is Lamman Rucker. He co-hosted the midnight poetry show with one of my best friends. He filled in for Malcom Jamal Warner who normally co-hosted this event with her. Lamman was really cool. We all hung out the next day and he listened attentively as I told everyone about the wonders of Avatar: The Last Airbender;-). My hair isn’t pressed against him … not really anyway.  There’s another picture, one side is frizzy and sticking out, the other was defined and layed a lot flatter. I was lopsided.  LOL!

August 2009/NY Botanical Gardens: WnG that is pretty grey, frizzy and poofing from the humidity. You notice the trend in the mini front bouffant?  I did that all of the time because it helped the back of my hair look better for some reason. Created more of a round shape in the back. When I didn’t do this, my hair looked like a mushroom.

August 2009/Whitewater Rafting in PA: 2 braids.

October 2009/Smithstonian Museum of Natural History: WnG. My natural sweetie=). I like to twirl his curls=). Anwyho, see the various shrinkage? This is why TnCs became a staple for me once I discovered them on CurlyNikki’s site!! When I was relaxed in college, I used to cornrow my hair (Leroy braids as we used to call them. Remember Leroy from Fame?=) when it was wet and wear it a couple of days and then wear a braid-out. I would even curl the ends of the cornows on rollers. So, I was doing a braid and curl. I would also do braid outs on my natural hair sometimes. But, it had been years. So Nikki’s site reminded me of these options!

October 2009: Press and curl.

December 2009/Family Holiday Gathering: Yeah, I can’t really sing, but that was pretty fun. See how the front is hanging and the back is in the air? That’s due to those different curl patterns/shrinkage again. My hair is looser in the front and tighter in the crown and back, with the exception of my nape hair, which is barely wavy.

And that essentially brings us up to my henna and TnC days of 2010=).  Check out Flashback (Part I): 2006-2008 if you missed it!!!