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1-UP Customer Tip

Thanks to Jenn from Canada for her email. You might want to try her bobby pin/kirby grip method.

Just wanted to say thank you for making a great idea happen! I’m not an amputee but a quadriplegic. Getting my own hair pulled into a pony tail is next to impossible. For years I’ve had short hair and it wasn’t an issue, but in the last year or so I’ve been growing it out. Pulling it up wasn’t much of an issue until the summer heat. One day I was thinking there’s got to be a way to do this. I came up with an idea like yours and thought someone has got to have come up with a way to solve this. I Googled and found your site, was excited and ordered that day.

The way that works best for me is the 2 handed method (even though my hands don’t work). I found I wasn’t able to wrap the strings tight enough to keep them in place, so I added ‘bobby pins’ to the ends at the knots. After I wrap the strings I stick them in my hair and they stay in place.

Sorry that’s a bit long, but really just wanted to let you know how you added something else to my independence. 🙂

If you are using the 1-up a different way, drop me an email or comment on the blog and share your story.

New Instructions – Pig Tails

Ahh I feel a little too old for these, but you always feel cute when you do it.

Here are the instructions for making pig tails.  I hope they work for you and you feel cute too!

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Instructions for making pig tails with 1-UP hair ties

New Instructions – Two Hands

I’ve been meaning to write up these instructions for a while.  

I get quite a few queries (and orders) from those that have survived a stroke, are living with nerve damage like Erb’s Palsy, have just broken a wrist, have hemiplegia – etc.

The 1-UP works just as well with two hands as it does with one.  Some of you may be leaning a little to the left or right when you use it, but it should do the trick.

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Tip! A Topsy Tail tool works well with the 1-UP. (I just found the one I had from years back and gave it a go.) Buy one, or make your own and add another hair style to your repertoire. Checkout this blog for details.


Tip! Once you get the hang of creating a pony tail you can go crazy glamming up with hair pieces – no one recognises me when i put my hair piece on. (Strange that, I’m identfied by my fluffly head of hair and not as the girl with one hand.)