1-up Hair Tie

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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 has 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.

Alise

You can use the 1-Up Hair Tie if:

  • You have broken your arm or wrist
  • You have paralysis in the hand, arm or shoulder
  • You do not have hand(s) or arm(s)
  • You have 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 button colour for the loop may vary, we will choose one for you at random.

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.

Will it work for me?

With the 1-UP Hair Tie there are a few things you need to be able to do, no matter your abilities and differences:

  1. Can you put a headband in your hair? (Part of setting up the 1-UP to make a pony tail)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)

How-to Videos

Ash – One Hand, Stand Up Method

For two hand paralysis or hemiparesis

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