A few months ago there were articles and blog posts everywhere talking about how the majority of people had been using bobby pins wrong. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was skeptical, but I started using them the "right" way, and to be honest its worked better for me!
So here's the (so-called) correct way to use bobby pins!
Another thing that has made bobby pins more helpful (and less frustrating) is to spritz them with a little hairspray before you stick them in your hair. They stay put better and slip around a lot less!