I have a lot of hair and I keep it in a bun all day. I think I have tried every hair pin known to man and still was not happy. I like my bun to be firmly attached to my head, I can not stand a wiggly bun. So this is what I came up with, well actually I saw this somewhere, Oh Ileigh just told me where, Rapunzel's Resource. Knitting Needles bent into Hair Pins! Brilliant!!!
These are size 3 double pointed needles, I have tried this with a larger size, but the pins were too "fat".
Then you ask your 14 year old son to help you bend the needles. Just bend them in half!
Squeeze the ends in as much as you would like, then ta-da............
These are not perfect, the ends don't match up exactly, but I am trying to let that go, because it simply doesn't matter!