The 1-Up Hair Tie is a method of creating a ponytail for those with one-hand or those who have reduced hand function. You can also use it to create pigtails, buns or wear it as a headband.
The device consists of a long hair elastic with a toggle on it. You can use it to create a ponytail with one hand or with hands that have reduced function by putting the elastic around your head and pulling. You can then wind the excess string around the ponytail. There are several methods of using the 1-Up Hair tie to suit different abilities.
This product is extremely useful. Once you know how to use it (and I was able to do it from the very first time I tried), it’s very easy to make a pony tail. This product shows that once things are adapted, it’s very easy to be independent.
You can use the 1-Up Hair Tie if you have:
- Broken your shoulder, arm or wrist
- Paralysis in the hand, arm or shoulder
- A limb difference affecting your hand(s) or arm(s)
- Other upper limb mobility challenges
Put the hair tie in with one hand, residual limbs, two hands or your feet!
The ‘Will it work for me?’ tab above will help you to decide if the 1-Up Hair Tie will suit you. The ‘How-to Videos’ tab shows how the hair tie can be used with a variety of disabilities and you will also find instructions on this page.
The Double-Loop tie has a secondary loop to help you tighten the tie around your hair. If you struggle to grip the tie well enough to pull it tight this might be the hair tie for you!
The ‘Child-Size’ hair tie is a Standard 1-Up hair tie – just smaller! It has less elastic – meaning less leftover to wrap around the ponytail at the end, and a tidier finish! The shorter elastic works for small children as their heads are smaller than that of a grown adult – so less elastic is needed to go over the head in the first stage, please note this hair tie will be too short for most adults.
Our Australian customers may like to purchase from the 1-up hair tie website as you may find postage is cheaper.
Please note that the 1-Up Hair Ties are non-returnable for hygiene reasons.