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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
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I like the idea of it. I have really thin hair so it didn't work out super great, you could still see the thing trough my hair.

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Great idea, but won't cure your bad hair days
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I was SO excited to find this in my Birchbox. But it wasn't quite the bad-hair-day cure I was hoping for. It only works well on hair that's all the same length. It took me several tries to get my layered hair in a presentable bun. Once it was in there, though, it stayed put, which is more than I can say for similar products I've tried.

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odd
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im very used to my sock bun so i find this product weird and it didnt hold all of my layered hair. maybe im just using it wrong.

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Not the best bun
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Not easy to use. It's difficult to keep all of my hair in it and since my hair is long pulling the Half-up was hard to do...need a third hand to effectively use it. Plus it doesn't make a perfect circle.

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liking it
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this product is really cool for me and my daughter to use

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Cool Idea
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This is a very cool idea. But it's kind of hard to figure out the perfect way to use it. My hair is very thin and fine. And when I try to put all my hair into this product, the band shows through since my hair is so thin. But I will keep working at this because I love the idea!

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Easy bun for straight fine hair
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I have very fine, straight hair and most up-dos don't last very long on me because of this. Also the half-up is recommended for those who like to use it to make a "full" bun but have fine hair. I found that after a few practice tries I was able to put my hair up into a decent messy bun. I still needed to use a hair elastic to put my hair in a ponytail before I can use the half-up in making the "perfect" bun. There were a few strays that required the use of bobby pins. Bun lasted a while before I had to fix again during the day. I'm glad I got it as a sample but I'm not sure I would have purchased this on my own. The sock trick and lots of bobby pins/hairspray seems to work okay for me in the past so maybe I'll use the half-up on those lazy days.

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Love It!
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I have very thin shoulder length hair and this product gives me the perfect bun! It takes a little practice at first, but once you get it, it can really quickly transform those bad hair days!

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Perfect
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My daughter just asked me to buy this for her, and the next day it came in my birchbox. Yeah!! She really liked it but it was to hard for me to figure out. She said she would buy again.

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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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