1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.
If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won’t grip as well as the wavy, more textured side.
2. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail.
Once you’ve put your hair in a ponytail, insert two or three bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail and flip it over for a fuller look that won’t sag or droop.
3. Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush.
French maid braids look best when they’re roughed up a little to achieve that lived-in look. To get that effect instantly, take a teasing brush or a toothbrush, and texturize the braids by brushing them against the way they’ve been braided.