1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.
If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured side.
2. Spray dry shampoo or texture spray on the bobby pin before insertion to prevent slippage.
Spritz a spray like Oribe Dry Texture Spray on the inside of the bobby pin to give it a little more grip. For the above look (tutorial here), tease the ends of the hair with a rattail comb before slipping the pins in for added hold.
Pretty plaits don’t have to be masterpieces. These simple, chic styles will have you out the door with time to spare. Accessorizing with a headband allows you to start your French braid much farther down.