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The BEST Bobby Pins

By January 27th, 202125 Comments
The BEST Bobby Pins
 by Shelli of Hairscapades
This is just a quick post to tell you about the best bobby pins I’ve found. The MetaGrip Premium bobby and roller pins.
  • Patented, Japanese technology goes into making the best pin for the professional hair stylist
  • Enhanced long-lasting spring
  • Firm secure grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Durable tips

You can see and feel the difference between this bobby pin and the standard $0.99 Goody bobby pin that I’ve used for years.

The BEST Bobby Pins
MetaGrip (back); Goody (front)

The BEST Bobby Pins

I’ve been using the roller pins for a couple of years, but just
picked up the bobby pins after seeing Naptural85 post about them on
Facebook. She said that the tips never peel, so no snagged hair! And,
she has them for a good year before she needs to get more. I’ve had them
for a few months now and they are still perfect, no peels, chips and
they haven’t stretched out of shape. Now, the MetaGrip cost a little
more at $6.99 for 300 (bobby pins) or 70 (roller pins). But, they are
totally worth it in my opinion!
And, with summer officially making its debut this week, I’ll be using these often to get this hot hair off of my face and neck!

The BEST Bobby Pins

Have you tried this brand of bobby pins?

Have you upgraded any of your other much needed accessories and tools of the trade?


  • Brooke B. says:

    I try not to use bobby pins because no matter how I place them they make my head sore, so I tend to use hairpins.

  • Hilary B. says:

    I'll definitely look for these next time i'm at Sally's. Thanks for the tip!

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been using these bobby pins for several years. I LOVE them!

  • African Violet says:

    You had me at "the tips never peel." I'll have to look for these the next time I'm shopping for bobby pins.

  • Erika A. says:

    I need these in my life! My bobby pins are always rusting, the tips fall off or they lose their shape and color. Annoying. Can't wait to try these out. Thanks for the info. I like the container they come in too, so hopefully I won't lose them 🙂

  • Wonder Woman says:

    Great post! Yep, I use these ALL the time! They do not snag and the tips don't come off. It's worth the investment in the long run. I actually threw away all of the other ones that were snagging my hair, peeling back,etc. On top of that the little ends would get lost in my hair for days…sooo not cute! 🙂 Get them ladies you won't be disappointed! They come in black and light brown ( I use light brown since my hair is colored)

  • Cam says:

    I usually went the cheap route, or used whatever the hairdressers used for my doobies.. Eventually, they all snagged in my hair from peeling. The color stripped off after a while too, showing the metal color. Bought these recently and so far so good. Pricier, but they seem more durable. And the container is great for storage. I used to have to dig to find them in the bags or baskets of accessories I used to put them in.

  • Bee says:

    I've got to look for these! My hair is so thick that it literally pop bobby pins out during the day. Pure rebellion. Great to hear that they don't peel either – nothing worse than needing a bobby pin or 2, and only finding ones with lifting ends 🙁

  • Thoughtthnkr says:

    I love these! No snags, no bends, no rust and very durable! The container that these come in keeps me from losing so many too & is good for travel. I dont remember paying that much, but they are worth it. These definitly last ALL year (or more), so if you go the cheap route you will surely end up paying over $6 before the year is out.

  • naturalsmile1009 says:

    Thanks Shelli, Im curious though, has any one tried the Invispin bobby pins from Rickys NYC. They are similiar to Meta-Grips, but dont have the shiny metallic look and blend well with the hair and do not peel.

    I bought these a few months ago, and have loved them. I also found the hairpin version (U pin) on

  • Gwenn4ya says:

    Okay, now I gotta go get these cause I am so tired of those darn peeling bobby/hair pins!! Yes, I have that problem often and after about two uses, they start to peel. I just throw them away. I didn't even think they made some that doesn't peel. Glad you did a post about this because I would have never known! Thanks!!

  • LM says:

    my conair bobby pins work just fine and I make it my mission to keep up with them so i won't have to make new purchases often. no way am I paying $7 for bobby pins. I ain't got it like that lol. So I take the poor route and keep up with my stuff lol

  • LBell says:

    Been using the Sally's brand for years and now that you mention it, they DON'T crack, peel, or snag. You just took me back to my relaxed hair days and the (obviously inferior) bobby pins I used back then… 🙂

    I wish more women knew about the awesomeness of hairpins for updos, pompadours, tuck-and-rolls, and other styles requiring fullness. I have hairpins in three different lengths and they do the job almost every time.

  • Rhonda C says:


    I must co-sign…these bobby pins are fantastic! I have the shorter and longer varieties. I don't mind paying a little extra if it eliminates those pesky "hair pulls" upon removal ~ I'm all for it!

  • Anonymous says:

    I never used this brand but use scunci brand at target in the $1dollar section 30 pins the ends never come off they grip so well. Everytime I am there I buy them.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Annie L. says:

    I haven't used the Meta-Grips but they look similar to Goody's monster Ouchless Double-dipped Tipped bobby pins I just ordered from Amazon – 288ct for $25, Lol! I used to buy them in Duane Reade but now they only carry Goody's other kinds: the TINY, crappy, chipping, bobbies for fine/thin/straight hair! And I know there's a market for the high-volume hair ones! The article is too true, quality bobby pins are WORTH it!

  • noim72 says:

    So far the only bobby pins that hold up my very thick hair are the CONAIR brand. The BSS brands are such a waste of money, not only do the tips fall off easily but my hair simply bends them and i end up tossing more in the trash than in my hair. I will definitely make a trip to Sallys to pick these up!! thanx for the post

  • Unknown says:

    OMG I used to use these bobby pins when I was in college and the only hair store for miles was Sally's. I forgot all about them. Thanks for this post I'm going to have to go pick some up. So happy now lol

  • Anonymous says:

    I remember when Naptural85 mentioned these a while back, no I havent tried them yet the price and the location of Sallys is the reasoning…maybe one day

  • Anonymous says:

    I agree…cost a little more, but soooo worth it. They don't pull my hair out like the cheaper brands. Luv them!

  • SMALLFRO says:

    Yet, switch from BSS store ones to these. I just used the other once and then tossed. These definitely last longer and hold better.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this post! I realized that not all bobby pins are the same after I bought a pack of 300 from Walgreens. I have to use three pins for the something that should only use one pin. Definitely have to pick these up

  • Jacinta W. says:

    I am so glad to have come across the post. I was just going through my "hair drawer" searching for boby pins and I definitely need more. Most of the ones I have are chipped and stretched out of shape. I will most certainly be giving these a try.

  • Dana says:

    I just replaced my chipping/peeling ones about two months ago with the usual Goody pins. The next time I have to replace I'll definitely give the Metagrips a try. Can't live without my hair pins; they are a hair necessity!

  • Tenisha Mercer says:

    I LOVE these bobby pins. Stumbled on them some months ago and can I tell you that I'm in love, LOL! My hair usually laughs at those Goody ones, but these are perfect for quick updos, wet sets, whatever you want to use them for. You don't have to use a lot of them if you have thick hair and they'll hold up. Actually, it's time for me to buy some more!

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