I've been wanting to try Goody Spin Pins for a while, mainly because it is difficult to find options to secure long, thick hair. I'm happy to report that these work well. It took longer to get the pins out of the packaging that it did to figure out how to use them. My first attempt was a half-hearted one. After a while, some strands of hair did slip out of the hair style. When I took the time to twist the pins in all the way, everything stayed nicely in place. My 'do' even survived a game of basketball. The pins remain well-hidden within the hair, and do not hurt your head like some hair devices can do. They also don't snag or tangle your locks upon removal. They are easy to take in and out, thanks to the bent portion at the top of the pin. Just remember, 'lefty-loosey, righty-tighty.' For making it easy to anchor any updo painlessly into place, the Goody Spin Pin gets a Glambo Kiss of Approval.