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Bobby Pins = itchy scalp, itchy bumps and acne?

So Ive been having a problem with bobby pins. I use them alot to adjust the look. Seems lately wherever they TOUCH I am getting what is like a small zit, they make me itch in that spot so so terribly and it is driving me crazy!!!

Ideas? I bought a different brand too and both do the same thing! They still have that little protective cover on the end..i actually wash them so they're not dirty. I try to keep them off my scalp but you know by the end of the day or mid day they end up there.

Thoughts?
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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    Yes absolutely you could be getting a sensitivity to the metal, like how some people can't wear costume jewelry. Try the tiny plastic claw clips instead?
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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    I'm allergic to most metals and what you're describing is exactly what happens to me Alexjoujou.....I still use them just not that often. I always itch afterwards....and those bumps drive me nuts.
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  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    Yes absolutely you could be getting a sensitivity to the metal, like how some people can't wear costume jewelry. Try the tiny plastic claw clips instead?

    That's a great idea! I'll pick some up when I get paid.

    Thanks!!!:hello2:
    FIA 2c/3aFi

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  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    rymorg2 wrote: »
    I'm allergic to most metals and what you're describing is exactly what happens to me Alexjoujou.....I still use them just not that often. I always itch afterwards....and those bumps drive me nuts.

    Maybe that's the problem. I may need to cut my front hair a bit then..I don't have "bangs" but that's the hair that always is weird and in need of pinning...maybe shorter. I'll have to think about that.

    Actually it makes sense as I don't wear much jewelry as it also tends to give me bumps..not everything but some things it seems more prevalent. Gold works fine but silver and copper seem to give me what looks similar to tiny hives if worn for an extended amount of time.

    Thanks! I wonder if they make plastic bobby pins..I'm going to try the little claw clips Robin-in-FL mentioned too..I've seen the tiny ones and think they would work..and not be too noticable if I got them close to my hair color.
    FIA 2c/3aFi

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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    Alexjoujou wrote: »
    rymorg2 wrote: »
    I'm allergic to most metals and what you're describing is exactly what happens to me Alexjoujou.....I still use them just not that often. I always itch afterwards....and those bumps drive me nuts.

    Maybe that's the problem. I may need to cut my front hair a bit then..I don't have "bangs" but that's the hair that always is weird and in need of pinning...maybe shorter. I'll have to think about that.

    Actually it makes sense as I don't wear much jewelry as it also tends to give me bumps..not everything but some things it seems more prevalent. Gold works fine but silver and copper seem to give me what looks similar to tiny hives if worn for an extended amount of time.

    Thanks! I wonder if they make plastic bobby pins..I'm going to try the little claw clips Robin-in-FL mentioned too..I've seen the tiny ones and think they would work..and not be too noticable if I got them close to my hair color.


    I can wear gold but that's it.

    Nickel silver is what I believe most bobby pins are made of....that's the worst for me. I've never found plastic bobby pins but have a TON of the same little claw clips that Robin mentioned that I use on a regular basis and they work well.

    And you're very welcome. :D
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  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    Just an FYI. Nickel is the most common metal allergen. Bobby pins are usually nickel coated as nickel prevents corrosion. Plastic jaw clips as mentioned above are a good option.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    Alexjoujou wrote: »

    Thanks! I wonder if they make plastic bobby pins..I'm going to try the little claw clips Robin-in-FL mentioned too..I've seen the tiny ones and think they would work..and not be too noticable if I got them close to my hair color.

    Not quite plastic bobby pins, but plastic hair pins.

    Good Hair Day Magic Grip Hair Pins
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  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    Windflower wrote: »
    Alexjoujou wrote: »

    Thanks! I wonder if they make plastic bobby pins..I'm going to try the little claw clips Robin-in-FL mentioned too..I've seen the tiny ones and think they would work..and not be too noticable if I got them close to my hair color.

    Not quite plastic bobby pins, but plastic hair pins.

    Good Hair Day Magic Grip Hair Pins

    Thanks Windflower! I bookmarked them for my next Sally's order or for when I go up to the store..Those look kind of cool! I'm not itching to go anywhere near a mall (strip, huge, mini or other!) today so I'll probably head up next weekend!
    FIA 2c/3aFi

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  • audra.M83audra.M83 Posts: 1Registered Users
    SO glad im not the only one my scalp literally burns right where the tip of the pin is touching my scalp. I am allergic to most metals and have eczema but never noticed scalp issues.. but then again I was never natural before... well thanks for this thread
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I also suspect you might be allergic to some types of metal. I have the same, I can't wear certain types of earrings!
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