Over the years I’ve heard from many people with differing conditions and abilities. They’ve shared their many successes and a few, their disappointment. I actually want to address the disappointment in this post – in case you are considering buying a 1-UP hair tie. I want for everyone to have that handful of independence.
With the 1-UP there are a few things you need to be able to do, no matter your abilities and differences:
- Can you put a headband in your hair? (Part of setting up the 1-UP to make a pony tail)
- Do you have strength needed to pull the elastic tight? (Need to be able to pull tight to get the best hold on your hair)
- Can you reach the top or back of your head? (Need to be able to reach a little to guide your hair to the desired pony tail position – and to wrap or pin up the loose ends of the elastic)
Here are a few different methods I thought of (they match my abilities). They may work for you, or may require adaptation to your abilities.
Unfortunately this all may exclude some from getting the 1-UP to work for them. I am happy to have a chat to see if a new design could be created – I’m all for being inclusive and creative!
I’m hoping however that you’re up for the challenge of making a pony tail your way with the 1-UP.