Everything you need to get your hair out of your face

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My hair frizzes in the heat and humidity, and when that happens, all I want to do is pull it back and be done with it. Some days, I just grab a hair elastic and call it good enough, but lately I’ve been feeling more adventuresome, and I think this brass ponytail holder, for starters, is just so elegant.

I couldn’t decide which of these acrylic barrettes from Rachel Comey I liked best, so I just decided to show you them all.

This orbital hairpin is like a stylishly updated version of the hippie-ish leather ones (see below).

In the summertime, I go through these plastic hairpins like water, so I order them in bulk. They’re cheap and they get the job done.

Butterfly clips work well, but I don’t like how most of them look. This striped number is pretty fantastic, though.

This brass hairpin looks really streamlined and like it costs a lot more than it does.

Scrunchies have been enjoying such a comeback that I could easily just have done a post on them alone, but in the end, I decided just to show you this spiff plaid one and leave it at that. (OK, I also like this glittery specimen, as well as this set of five striped ones.)

This leather hairpin is very summer-camp-counselor-in-the-craft-shed, but I think in the black it gets kind of chic.

 

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18 Thoughts on Everything you need to get your hair out of your face
    Becky
    30 Jun 2019
    7:53am

    Purchased and just received that lovely brass pin on Etsy- great find! Works so well and has a really luxurious weight.

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    c.w.
    25 Jun 2019
    9:58am

    I’m a scrunchie pusher because a hair stylist told me they are the only “band” that won’t break your hair––have no idea if that’s true or not, but I’ve been using scrunchies ever since. (have I mentioned my high degree of gullibility?!)

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      Mamavalveeta03
      25 Jun 2019
      1:57pm

      Yup. Scrunchies for me, too. My daughter and I split the mega-sets from Amazon.

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    Elle
    25 Jun 2019
    9:41am

    This is inspiring me to try harder. Sometimes I use elastic bands I find on the sidewalk – and I live in Brooklyn.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      25 Jun 2019
      1:58pm

      Lol! Do you know where those elastic bands have been??? 🤣

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      Viajera
      25 Jun 2019
      10:53am

      Uncle Leo!!! I sometimes do this too … (depending on where I find them). I just bought a bunch I need to return bc they are too small to wear on my wrist. I’ll have to measure. I could just wait for them to stretch out, but it’s annoying.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        25 Jun 2019
        12:14pm

        When you do get some the right size, here’s a useful tip: when you’re putting stuff in a lingerie wash bag to wash, put all the hair bands you’ve used that week in as well. It occurred to me, years ago, that oil from my scalp could slowly break down the elasticity in the hair bands. Washing them does seem to slow down the wear rate–plus, they are cleaner.

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    Gablesgirl
    25 Jun 2019
    7:03pm

    I threw in the towel and cut my curly hair short. No need to pull it back!

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    Viajera
    25 Jun 2019
    10:54am

    Oh dear.

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    rachel in berkeley
    25 Jun 2019
    11:36am

    I want the Rachel Comey barrettes without the Rachel Comey price!

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    Melynda
    25 Jun 2019
    11:39am

    These are very cool! But do you have anything for those of us with really fine hair? Even acrylic barrettes slide out of my hair. Butterfly clips work – but as you point out, most of them are less than stylish. I’ve always been jealous of the girls who could stick a chopstick in their hair and keep it up all day. For me, that will never happen.

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      Anne
      25 Jun 2019
      5:53pm

      I have fine hair and swear by the Goody Spin Pins to keep my hair in a somewhat organized bun. Bonus points for putting a little wave in my hair once I take it down. Not that it lasts very long, but it is fun while it lasts!

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      Elisabeth
      25 Jun 2019
      8:09pm

      Yes, Goody Spin Pins!

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    Mindy
    25 Jun 2019
    8:26am

    How does one use those plastic hairpins?
    I have thick, unruly hair – I need all the help I can get!

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      Kim France
      25 Jun 2019
      9:56am

      I pull it back in a twist, and then stab one of those plastic hairpins through the twist vertically.

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    Linda B. Kerr
    25 Jun 2019
    9:09am

    I too have thick, unruly hair. It’s also very curly, frizzy. I brush it into a ponytail on the top of my head, put an elastic on it, then twist my hair and wind it into a bun. Then I insert about 4 of these into it, catching some of the hair on the scalp as well as the bun. They work very well.

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    Kimbersam
    25 Jun 2019
    9:38am

    I saw a cool style the other night, for those of us with hair just-a-bit-too-short to pull back (in my case a chin-length bob). The person had half their hair pulled back (hello 1979) with scattered, multiple, sparkly bobby pins. It was really cute!

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