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The Beachwaver Co. The Half Up

Buh-bye sock bun. The style to rock right now is the romantic and effortless half-up, half-down. For a look reminiscent of Claire Danes circa Romeo + Juliet, rely on SARAHPOTEMPA's The Half Up. Like its big sis The WRAP UP™, this nifty tool helps you fake a fuller mane and secures your bun without the help of bobby pins.

The Beachwaver Co. The Half Up
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cool concept, not so great result
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I was hoping this would be the solution to putting up my hair in a bun that doesn't involve bobby pins or socks, but I guess my layered hair just doesn't work well in buns unless I use copious amounts of hair gel.

That being said, I think the concept of this wrap-up is cool, and it kind of worked for a top 1/4-1/3 of my hair for a half-updo, but it didn't feel very secure. The tutorial seemed pretty straight forward, however, a video link would have been better. Maybe I'll try again when my hair grows out. Also, I'm not buying the "full-sized" product, because the Birchbox sample *is* the full-size that costs $9 anyway.

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Pretty Cool!
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I like the Half-Up! It took me a few tries to get it right but once I figured it out, it looked pretty good. I had a hard time with my layers not rolling into the Half-Up at first but then I realized I just need to start at the shortest layer of my hair and the ends will just roll up inside the bun. I will definitely be using this a lot because I hate the look of barrettes and ponytail holders for dressier occassions. Nice job!

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meh

I have thick curly kinky hair. The opening to put your hair through, is too narrow
i cannot even put one forth of my hair through it. It may work well with people with thinner hair.

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I'm hair handicapped.

Have you ever seen those pinterest fails? Where you see a gorgeous idea and it seems SO simple and adorable. Then you see the actual results from people who attempted said gorgeous simple and adorable ideas? Yeah. That's me with hair. The idea behind this product is pretty awesome, but a sock bun works just as well if not better and is free.

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For shorter hair
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My hair is very long and I keep it in a bun for work. This product is a cute idea, but did not work for my length. I tried it with a small portion of my hair for a 1/2,bun, but my hair was still too long to roll & fold. I did use it on my 5year old niece and it looked super cute & was very quick & easy, but it falls out farther she runs out. I might consider purchasing this product if I ever have short hair as a quick solution.

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I tried this on my daughter because my hair is too short and I found it kind of difficult to use. Maybe I put too much hair in but by the time I rolled it up it was falling out.

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just ok
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I used this for a low bun. It worked but I had to use bobby pins because the buns drooped a little.

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Pleasantly surprised
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So this came in my Birchbox. And I received it in brown which is the color of my hair, so that was a plus already! I put ALL my hair and used this to make a low bun. Works. Perfectly. I have very fine, thin hair that reaches just past my shoulder blades. This is a little more stylish than using *cough* a scunchi like I usually do to put my hair up. Yes, Im a child of the 80's and haven't managed to get away from my love of scunchis but this Half Up thing might do the trick :)

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For thin hair
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It is a 'half up', so it is for thin hair or really just half hair up. I use these type on accessories and find this one easy to use.

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Not for layered hair.
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This just doesn't work if you have layers. Period. I'm not interested in a half-up, and I have fine enough hair for it all to fit through the hole, but it just looked sloppy. It did have staying power though -- that's more than I can say for most accessories I try in my hair!

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