Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Easy Quick Hair with Scunci Pin Twirls

I think we've all had that mid week hair slump. You straighten and style your hair for your weekend events, and it starts off ok for the week, but slowly gets flatter and less appealing as the week moves on. Sometimes I just can't be bothered washing it (it takes a full day almost for my hair to dry!) so I prefer to just put it in an up do instead.

I was recently sent the Scunci pin twirls and a few other hair goodies to road test, so I thought I'd put together a few super quick mid week hair styles to hide that lazy hair! (I won't tell if you don't :P ) For a better look at any of the style pictures, just click to enlarge them! 

1. Start by pulling your hair into a low ponytail
2. Twist your hair around itself so that it forms a bun at the base of your head, or wherever is most comfortable for you.
3. Place Scunci pin twirl into the bottom of the bun around where the hair ends, and twist the pin twirl (literally! It will twirl itself in and smoothly glide into your hair) until it can't twist any further.
4. Repeat with another pin twirl on the top to hold the bun stable, and DONE!

It was really easy to do this style as demonstrated on the back of the Scunci Pin Twirls box that can be seen in the photos above. This took me less than 2 minutes and it felt really stable and would wear well all day. If you have little pieces sticking out because your hair is uneven lengths, then you can fix up those loose ends with a bobby pin or 2. I needed one to secure my fringe as it's still growing out.

1. Braid your hair on one side with one sided braid, you only take extra pieces on one side. (I followed the tutorial from The Beauty Departments website here.)
2. Secure braid with a hair tie, then braid the other side of your head to match. You don't need to braid all the way down as the braid will go into a low bun.
3. Pull hair into a low ponytail.
4. Twist hair into low bun and secure the same as shown in the above low bun post. Done!

I must admit, I am HORRIBLE at braiding, and this is my first attempt at this kind of braid but it was still prettyyyy easy. This took me about 5 - 10 minutes if I wanted to be neat, but if you're well practiced in braiding it would only take a few minutes. I like the added detail the braid brings, and that it can be quite messy or neat depending on the look you're going for. This was probably my favourite of the styles that I did, can't wait to try it again soon. Can you believe it's only 2 of the Scunci Pin Twirls holding this entire hairstyle in place!? Magic right?

1. Grab a small piece of hair from either side of your head appropriate for a "half up" style.
2. Pull both pieces back to meet in the middle, then twist them around to make a teeny messy bun.
3. I used just 1 Scunci Pin Twirl to secure this messy bun, if you feel you want a neater bun you may need to use 2 still. Done!

This was by far the quickest style, and one of my favourites. I love having my hair down still but being able to hide that it might not be super straight anymore, so this messy do is a perfect combo for me! I got this cute messy look so easily, and it still felt secure with only one pin twirl.

1. Create a high pony tail.
2. Plait the pony tail.
3. Twirl the plait around to make a high bun.
4. Secure with 2 Scunci Pin Twirls the same as advised in the first bun post. 1 Scunci pin twirl on top and bottom. The result is a quick knotted looking bun that way easier to achieve than it looks! Done!

This took me about 2 minutes to create as well. All of these are perfect ways to start your morning if you're in a hurry but you're sick of the same old pony tail or high bun (like I am guilty of most days before now!).

Overall these Scunci Pin Twirls were super super easy to use, and I created these hairstyles within minutes! If you're creative and have any talent at styling hair I'm sure you could create even more impressive hair styles in just moments, and I'm sure you'd be suprised at how firm these hold your hair too. 

To remove the pins all you need to do is twist the pin twirls in the opposite direction. They didn't grab my hair at all, and they're thick and sturdy so should be suitable for thick or thin hair.

Scunci Pin Twirls are $9.95 for a pack of 3, and are available from Priceline, Big W or Target in Australia and you can find more information about the Scunci brand on their website here.

What do you think of these crazy pins? What is your favourite hairstyle? x


  1. Replies
    1. Ah thank you! So simple but it turned out a treat. :)

  2. So cute! I need that pin twirl:)

    1. Thanks lovely. They are super easy! You should totally try some if you can find them where you are. x

  3. I think you've convinced me to buy a pack! :)

    1. Oh lovely! If you do you'll have to share your creations too. :)

  4. great post! i have these but have never used them other then in a top knot like on the back! fabulous work xx

    1. Thank you! You'll have to try some experimenting with them now too! There's so much you can do with them. :)

  5. Great post Bianka :-)

    I also feel your pain when it comes to mid-week hair slumps. I'll definitely have to get a packet of these!! My fav looks were the half up bun and the braided bun, very nice!

    Amy xox

  6. Wow excellent post! Me and buns just don't seem to work very well - it may be because I have quite fine hair and not a lot of it lol

    But definitely after reading this and seeing your helpful hair style instructionals I will definitely be purchasing this in my next haul.
    Thank you!