Hello everyone!

For this week’s storytime, I want to share my experience with bobby pins. It is a very common hair accessory and it is used universally by hair stylists. There is different forms of Bobby pins and different designs. There is also different colors and sizes. I will be talking about my experience with these Bobby pins:


Bobby pins use to be my every day go-to for my hair when I went to work. From wearing my hair down to putting it in a ponytail/bun, I always used them to settle my hair down and keep it in place for the whole day. As I have mentioned before, my job requires me to walk from building to building and I am always on the move. If it is a windy day, my long hair becomes quite tangled and messy.

As years went by, I started to notice less and less hair in the areas the bobby pins sat. That led me to recognize that I was losing strands of hair when I would take the bobby pins off. I then noticed the hair was not growing back completely. My hair was so weak that when it grew beyond 2 inches, it would just fall off.

I started to blame everything else. I started to blame my shampoo, the conditioner, the leave in conditioner, my eating habits, my age, stress, etc. After changing some of the things that I could change, I saw that my hair remained the same. Frustrated, I began to do more research.

What I found out was how damaging hair accessories, including Bobby pins and hair bands, can actually be. I guess I was shocked because I assumed there was no way these products would be sold if people wee losing hair. I was very naive because I realized that companies will sell any product and put a label on it to protect themselves from lawsuits.

After that heartbreaking research was over, I decided to find a product that would help me strengthen my hair again and hopefully grow it back longer than 2-3 inches. I tried strengthening shampoo, anti-thinning shampoo, El Caballo shampoo (if you are Latino/a, you know what I am taking about!), and everything anyone recommended. I started putting castor oil with aloe vera on my hair, I started putting coconut oil on my hair, olive oil… it helped, but it was not enough. I still had hair that was not growing fully and I was getting quite frustrated.

Then, a good friend of mine gave me this little miracle in a jar…

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Gro Therapy below:

The results have been everything I wanted and more!! My hair actually grew longer, faster! I did not expect ALL of my hair to grow so quickly!


Every other day, I would put very little of this product on my finger and would rub itinto my scalp/roots. Then, I would comb my hair for a minute or so. I would never put this on my entire hair.

It is for this reason that I was shocked when my I saw my entire hair grow stronger and longer!

I highly recommend this product if you want to grow your hair or strengthen it or both! I have been using using this for years and I always make sure I never run out!

Also, I stopped using Bobby pins for a few years, BUT I did start using them again after a while. I use them much less than before and I try to very careful when I put them on and off.

I hope this helps!

As always, keep making art♡

-LatinaChika Speaks

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