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.
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.