Love these! I don't currently have enough length to use these, but when I did, you could always find one lying around the house. I'm not particular to brands, but the double helix (I think that's what it is!) is great at securing thick, heavy hair!
You know that girl in high school that could always do her hair in the perfect bun/up do? I was not that girl. I am not gifted at styling my hair, nor do I want to invest time in becoming gifted at such things. Instead, I prefer to have long hair and be perpetually annoyed and putting it in a ponytail. Enter the spiral bobby pins. They are great for throwing your hair up in a bun and making you look like you have your life together. I keep them in every purse.