Japanese bobbies.

Posted in News on August 17th, 2011 by Reagan

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Some people have extremely thick hair. And when they put in a bobby pin, sometimes the bobby pin will immediately slide right back out because the hair is too thick to hold it. Well, get ready for Japanese bobby pins my friends! Before you doubt these, keep in mind the kind of hair that invented them..Japanese hair is thick, silky and straighty straight, so the right pins are very important. I have yet to see a hair type that these wont hold.

Japanese bobby pins are flat, and I wish I knew the chemistry/physics/engineering/technology behind how they work so well, but I don’t. I just know they are bobby pins on crack.

Japanese bobby pins are pretty hard to find, so you may have to get them online. They are much more expensive than regular non-cracked out bobbies, but a big box will last you a long time and you will finally have something that works for you rather than having to use ten pins to anchor down one little strand of your huge haired head.

You can order them from Shear World here. You’ll want anything in that center row.

Let me know if you try them out!

19 Responses to “Japanese bobbies.”

  1. Rae Says:

    AWESOME. I’m always jealous of girls who can do their hair half up with bobbies, mine might last for an hour. Looks like I need me some of these!

  2. whoorl Says:

    I am ridiculously excited about these bobby pins! It’s embarrassing, really…

  3. katje Says:

    I’m very interested, but I about crapped myself when I saw the price. $25 for a box of bobby pins? I don’t think I can make the commitment!

  4. Kimberly Says:

    What about us thin haired girls with super straight hair. I put a bobby pin in and it falls right out due to nothing for it to grab. Any suggestions?

  5. Natalie Says:

    How do you know which kind to get? You said the ones in the middle row…is the only difference the length?

  6. Camila Fuenzalida Says:

    These pins work great for the 50′s pin-curl style. I found this tutorial that works great for me!

  7. Camila Fuenzalida Says:

    But I warn you she gets REALLY into it, as in she talks a lot. But other than that I love her.

  8. Jessica Says:

    So these are what are in my bathroom drawer! I was wondering why these looked different from my regular bobby pins. I have a ton from years ago when I got my hair done for prom and for different sorority formals. I have very thick hair so maybe my hairstylists thought regular bobbies just wouldn’t work. I’ll have to try them the next time I wear my hair up.

  9. Angela Says:

    “non-cracked out bobbies” hee.

  10. Cassidy Thomas Says:

    Oh my gosh. This is exactly what I need. I felt like I was reading an informercial.

    Do you have super thick hair?
    Do your bobby pins just slide right out
    then here’s what you need!

    ahh yess!!

  11. Jess Says:

    I love Cassidy’s comment! lol.

    I definately know the struggles that us thick haired people can have with bobby pins. A few years back I bought mini bobby pins because I was going through my short hair phase, now that I read this Im almost positive that these are the type of pins I bought. I have been unable to find them ever since. Now that I know what Im looking for I will be sure to invest in the bobby pins on crack! Thanks!

  12. Kara Says:

    Oh my goodness! I got married a year and a half ago and have hoarded the thousands (slight exaggeration) of pins that my hair stylist used to hold my hair in a simple chignon. I recently realized I’m starting to run out and have been searching beauty supply stores to no avail. Perfect timing!!!

  13. Jennifer Says:

    OMG! I have Asian hair and grew up with these bobby pins! I was always baffled why I could never find them in America! This and Deja Vu Mascara are my requests any time I have relatives coming from Asia.

  14. Tangled Hair Techs Says:

    Thanks so much for this tip, we use so many bobby pins that don’t really hold the hair effectively-so before you know it you’ve used a whole
    pack. And your clients hair still might not stay in place.

  15. Sara Says:

    Oh my god, I love you! I’ll have to buy them, but it sounds exactly what I have been looking for. mwah!

  16. Paige Says:

    Ahhh I love you for posting this. My hair is so thick that I can’t do anything fun with my hair (well…fun requiring bobby pins, anyway) because it requires 30289715093 bobby pins. Thank you!

  17. Sarah Says:

    I just got a box of “N” hair pins…how have I lived without knowing about hair pins my whole life?? A whole new world of styles has opened up to me! The box is small but PACKED with pins – I’m not sure if I’ll ever run out. I’m going to buy a box of the shorter pins, and maybe some bobbies. Have you ever used curved bobbies? SO much better than the flat ones, but unfortunately, they are nearly impossible to find and discontinued by the biggest makers. Dummies!

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  19. jennylee Says:

    I get metagrip bob pins from sally beauty supply. They are made in Japan, and are amazing.


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