When I saw this commercial on tv last month, I searched high and low for a Spin Pin (by Goody). I've recommended it to all my friends with long hair and wanna show you too, it's super easy to use and works well :)
The Spin Pins act like a corkscrew. They come in a 2 pack so I put one over the tail of my hair, and the other one across from it... not linking together. They twist in really easy :)
And you're done! It holds really well, it's fast to do and it's comfortable; doesn't pull or poke like bobbypins. They're available at Walmart and Target in the USA but I haven't seen them in Canada yet. Note: I'm just sharing this because I like it, I wasn't asked or paid to do it.
ps. Thank you (like crazy) for every comment in the Anniversary Giveaway--- I'm so happy to hear that you feel like we're friends... that's the best compliment, I feel like we are too :) Yesterday was one of the best days (since my breakup) in a long time, so much love... thank you :)